Simple Ways to Eat Healthy on the Go

Eating healthy can take some extra effort. When hunger strikes, it’s easy to go back to less healthy convenience food. However, with a little planning, you can beat those junk food cravings by substituting with a healthy alternative. Here are some quick, healthy, snacks that can be eaten on the go.

Cottage cheese with fruit
○ All you have to do for this healthy and delicious snack is mix half a cup of fruit with half a cup of cottage cheese. The result is a protein filled snack with enough natural sugars to give you an energy boost.

Mixed nuts
○ Nuts are packed with protein, as well as a good source of healthy fats. Don’t forget they come with a great boost of omega-3 fatty acids.

Pumpkin seeds
○ Pumpkin seeds are packed with phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and iron. They are full of protein, making them a great, fast and portable healthy snack.

Hard-boiled eggs
○ Protein and vitamin D, all in one little portable egg! Great for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Hard-boiled eggs can be made ahead of time, making them convenient to grab and go.

Healthy granola bar
○ There is a huge quantity of granola bars on the market, and some are healthy, but most are not. A granola bar can be a good snack, but only if you carefully check the label before buying. Look for a granola bar with low sugar content, and with as much protein as sugar. Look for bars with high protein and high fiber, as well as simple ingredients.

○ Edamame is a delicious, protein filled easy to eat snack. It’s high in protein, fiber and almost all essential vitamins and minerals.

Hummus and vegetables
○ Get in some high fiber with hummus, a heart healthy snack that can be made portable by simply throwing some celery and carrot sticks in a mason jar. Delicious and filling with little prep time.

Cheese slices
○ Cheese is full of protein and calcium. A few slices can be a great, simple and easy pick-me-up.

Greek yogurt
○ Greek yogurt blows conventional yogurt out of the water. It has twice the protein as regular yogurt, and with half the carbs and half the sodium. It’s a filling snack than you can buy in portable cups for breakfast at the office or an after school snack.

○ Bananas are nature’s most portable snack! A heart healthy snack that requires no prep time, they are chock full of potassium, fiber, vitamin C and B6.

Turkey jerky
○ If you choose the right brand, turkey jerky is high in protein and low in fat. The texture of the jerky makes chewing hard work, tricking your body to thinking you’ve eaten more than you have. Just be cautious about the sodium levels.

These are just some of the healthy snack options available to you if you are truly invested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, even when that late afternoon hunger pang hits. Give these healthy snacks a try!

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