Monday, October 10, 2011

Easy-to-Pack Healthy Snacks!

Easy-to-Pack Healthy Snacks! To avoid poor food choices when on the run, carry healthy snacks or mini-meals with you everywhere. I always try to keep a bag of unsalted almonds or raw trail mix in the car. This keeps me from buying that big scone I like at Starbucks, and the protein and good fat keep me energetic and satisfied for hours. Here are a few more ideas:

  1. Apples and bananas are great and don't even require a bag.
  2. Plain or low-fat, low-sugar yogurt or cottage cheese is also great for a fast mini-meal. Easier than making a sandwich, you can keep ready-to-go portions in your fridge.
  3. When I'm really organized, I pack a bag of baby carrots or celery. This is an easy way to add more veggies into your diet.
  4. For protein, carry hard-boiled eggs or string cheese—like a mini-meal on the go.
The more healthfully you snack, the more you will find yourself craving proper nutrition. Choices that used to seem boring will soon sound satisfying and tasty.

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