8 Healthy Snacks That You Can Eat Guilt-Free and On-the-Go
Admit it, we all love an afternoon snack, but sometimes we don’t always make the healthiest choices. So it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Whether you plan to nibble after an intense brainstorming session at work or an exhausting workout at the gym, it’s way easier than you think to snack on food that is equally good for you and delicious. When hunger strikes, reach for these healthy snacks.
1. Sabra Grab-and-Go Packs
Sabra has a variety of great grab-and-go options. I’m a huge fan of their to-go cups with pretzels. If you aren’t a pretzel person, but want a hummus fix, they also have solo hummus cups, which are great with cut-up veggies like carrots. Or, if you prefer a low-calorie fiesta, try their guacamole cups, which are just 80 calories per cup.
2. Fage Total 2% Key Lime Greek Yogurt
You know how delicious key lime pie is for dessert — a perfect combination of sweet and tart. Fage’s Total 2% Key Lime Greek Yogurt is a healthy way to get that fix, with split cup packaging. With 12 grams of protein and just 2.5 grams of fat, it’s just as filling as it is tasty.
3. Chocolate Milk
Remember when you were a kid and you would come home from school and suck down an ice-cold glass of chocolate milk? Well, you can enjoy it just as much, if not more, as an adult. It turns out that chocolate milk is the perfect post-workout snack. A serving of protein-rich chocolate milk may help with muscle repair and recovery. Try Organic Valley’s Lowfat 1% single servings of chocolate milk; they are shelf-stable and perfect to grab on the go.
4. Justin’s Maple Almond Butter with gluten-free pretzels
Justin’s makes the most delicious nut butters around. One of my favorites is their Maple Almond Butter. And they recently introduced a new snack pack, combining almond-buttery goodness with gluten-free pretzels. The maple adds a hint of sweetness, satisfying all your sweet and salty cravings.
5. Trader Joe’s Handful of Almonds, Cashews, and Cranberries
A staple in many households, these trail mix packets contain almonds, cashews, and dried cranberries. Perfectly portioned, this snack is very filling and portable. Leave a packet in your glove compartment, your gym bag, and even your desk drawer at work.
Your favorite Japanese appetizer makes a great snack. At 22 grams of protein per cup, this little magic bean is packed with a whole lot more nutrients than its size would have you believe. If you tend to eat your snack too quickly, get shelled edamame because it will take you longer to consume.
7. Vitatops Muffins
While most people would love to enjoy a muffin every afternoon, we all know those things are loaded with fat and calories. A great alternative to this sugary baked good is a VitaTops muffin. Each one is packed with vitamins and fiber, but not a lot of calories. There are a variety of flavors to choose from including Deep Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Blueberry.
8. Tomato With Feta and Olive Oil
This snack requires a minute or two of preparation, but it is great to bring to the office. Just cut up slices of tomato, crumble on a little feta, and a dash or two of olive oil. Add some basil or balsamic vinegar for an extra kick. Stick it in a container and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy.