Top 5 snacks for on the go!
We always get asked about healthy snacks for on the go. Choosing healthy snacks with a busy lifestyle can be difficult and it's just too easy to pick up a packet of crisps or a chocolate bar. But convenience doesn't always have to mean unhealthy so we have compiled our top 5 snacks for on the go. Enjoy!
We find that dried fruit can be a great alternative to unhealthy snacks when you have a sweet craving. We tend to stick to a 30g serving which is approximately 100 calories. As it's high in fibre, it is great for keeping you full in between meals.
Nuts are the perfect snack for on the go. Choose from cashews, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts etc. Just make sure you choose unsalted! Keep your portion size to approximately 15g for 100 calories, as although they are high in healthy fats they are calorie dense so too many can easily put you into a calorie surplus. Our top tip for snacks is to buy a big packet and then distribute your portion into a small tupperware. Not only is this cheaper, but you have full control of your portion size.
Fruit and Vegetables
We aim for 2 portions of fruit and 3 portions of veg a day to reach our 5 a day. You can choose something like an apple or pear which you can just grab and eat or you can prepare it by cutting it up and putting into tupperware to carry around with you if easier. It's not just fruit that you can snack on, we often stock up on cherry tomatoes and carrots and cut these up to snack on!
This is one of our favourite snacks! It has much less sugar content than milk chocolate and it's still just as easy to pick up on the go. The good thing about it is that because it's so rich, you need less to get your chocolate fix. We usually stick to 30g for a 150 calorie serving. You can have more if you want, just make sure you account for this in your calorie allowance to ensure you remain in a calorie deficit if you have a weight loss goal.
These are so quick and easy to make, and perfect for when you are in a rush, especially if you are on your way to workout. We either mix with unsweetened almond milk or water, or sometimes we add frozen fruit and blend together to make it more of a smoothie. Either way, they are super easy and convenient for on the go!
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