7 Easy, Healthy Snacks For Your Hectic Lifestyle
What happens when you’re dashing from one appointment to another and hunger hits hard? Do you stop at the local quickie mart and grab a bag of chips or a chocolate bar? Or do you reach for one of the healthy snacks you brought with you?
A hectic day loaded with commitments can easily sabotage your good intentions of eating healthy if you don’t have a realistic plan for those hungry-on-the-go moments.
Importance of Snack Containers
Instead of throwing your snacks into little sandwich baggies, choose re-usable “to go” snack containers with three-compartments. You’ll enjoy your snacks more because they are organized, separated, and more visually appealing. Best of all, the compartment sizes provide you with natural, portion control.
Easy, Yummy, Healthy Snacks
These seven snacks are real crowd pleasers for a hectic lifestyle:
The sweetness of carrots goes well with a thick, creamy yogurt of your choice. Add some grapes and you have a tasty, balanced snack of protein and healthy carbs.
Cut cucumber circles, not lengthwise. Circles are the perfect size for dipping into your favorite hummus flavor—roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, sundried tomato, spinach-feta and more. There are so many delicious, types of prepared hummus—you’ll never get tired of it. It’s easy to make, too. The main ingredients of hummus are chick peas (member of the legume family, high in fiber and protein) and olive oil (healthy fat). Add a trail mix of nuts and dried fruit. It’s a great snack for vegetarians, too.
Swiss cheese sticks deliver great flavor with a low-fat protein boost, especially if you dip it tangy mustard. If you miss the crunch of potato chips, add one of the tasty brands of kale chips to your snack for a guiltless pleasure, and a favorite fruit to sweeten your snack.
Mini-pita pockets are perfect for snacks. Add avocado slices—one of our favorite superfoods— to a mini-pita. Nutrient-dense avocados have a healthy fat that helps with weight loss. Pair with a protein-rich hard-boiled egg and blueberries or raspberries for a fruity dessert.
Enjoying a healthy snack on the go doesn’t mean you can’t have beef. Bite into a Chomps Natural Beef Stick and taste a healthy version of traditional beef jerky. Chomps are made from Non-GMO Project Verified 100% grass-fed Angus beef, packing a powerhouse of nine grams of protein and delicious chewy goodness. Add your favorite healthy fruits or vegetables and a tasty dip and get the energy you need to keep going.
This is a wonderful, healthy snack only if you choose a healthy peanut butter. The healthiest brands have the fewest ingredients. At least one top-ranked company shows “peanuts” as the only ingredient in their peanut butter. Others list peanut butter and different percentages of salt. Either way, you’re choosing a delicious protein and fat from peanuts and a nutritious carb from bananas. It’s a combination that delivers both quick energy and long-lasting energy.
Cut a red bell pepper into inch-wide vertical slices. Wrap two turkey slices around each of several slices. Add a tangy mustard for dipping, and a fruit and nut trail mix for a perfectly balanced snack.
Chomps Natural Beef Sticks
Made from 100% grass-fed non-GMO Angus beef, Chomps Natural Beef Sticks are Non-GMO Project Verified, Whole30 approved, and paleo-diet friendly. The perfect complement to an on-the-go lifestyle, Chomps are enhanced with the down-home flavors of farm-fresh ingredients and preserved with natural celery juice. We wrap our beef sticks individually in a natural collagen casing made from beef hides. Unlike those unhealthy tough-to-chew jerky brands in supermarkets, Chomps are tender, flavorful, juicy, and free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, dairy, and MSG. “Shop the butterfly” and keep your family safe and satisfied.
Order Chomps natural beef gluten-free snack sticks online in three different flavors—Original, Crankin’ Cran, Hoppin’ Jalapeno —and buy them at Trader Joe’s and Target Cafe stores nationwide. Enjoy your protein boost the healthy non-GMO way!