Whether you are traveling, busy mom or dad or an on the go all the time college student like myself, it is sometimes challenging to make healthy choices. Although it is easier to grab a coke and a snickers, picking a healthy snack will give you the nutrients and energy to efficiently carry out your tasks for the day and will help avoid any unnecessary stress from an unfinished to-do list. Today, I want to share with you some of my all time favorite snacks that I always have with me or in the fridge to avoid any unnecessary sugar cravings or afternoon crashes.
Paleokrunch and Kind bars are my FAVORITE! These two are perfect to throw into your purse, gym bag, backpack or carry on. They are both low-glycemic, all-natural, gluten-free, full and fiber and DELICIOUS.
Fresh fruit is also great to throw in your bag in the morning, such a great way to get energy and nutrients from an all-natural source. I like to eat my fruit early in my day and stick to lean proteins and lots of greens in the afternoon. I love oranges and apples. What are your favorites?
Dried fruit is also pretty convenient but pay close attention to the serving size. Dried fruit has a lot more sugar than you think. Prunes are a fabulous and a great way to get extra fiber to keep you regular. These pre-portioned packages are awesome to throw in your bag before you head out the door.
QUICK TIP: When you add more fiber to your diet, increase your water intake! Without sufficient water, fiber does no good! Fiber absorbs water thus allowing waste products to move freely through the digestive tract, and thus preventing toxic waste from accumulating.
What are your favorite on-the-go snacks?