I love finding healthy snack gems while in various grocery stores and specialty shops. Thought it was about time I shared some with you! And while we are here, do leave a comment if you have other favorites I missed! Always appreciate getting new ideas!
There will be some repeats here from my prior post on healthy eats on-the-go and more added in. Decided to go give you a visual as well and went to Whole Foods and Duane Reade this morning! Here we go:
Raw almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, dried fruit (no sugar added!)
What to look for: ingredients that 'make sense' aka real food, no chemicals or 'fake' sugars, etc. High protein count. Low sugar. Aware of calorie content as it plays into your full day (some protein bars can be 250 calories +!)
The best bar around I have found. Some complain of the texture getting caught in teeth. I say, worth it. Lol. But your call ;)
I also like breaking it up into small pieces and mixing it with a bowl of fruit....like a portable granola in a way....
-KIND Bars - the low sugar options
Yes, even in one 'type' of bar, the range can be wide. Some have 5g of sugar, some have 16g. Make wise choices.
-As you see in the video, there are so many coming out on the market, I know I am missing some! To reiterate and add a few other points, look for:
no soy, lower sugar, higher protein, real ingredients, and what the overall calorie content is.
-Gluten Free Bites
(The prep-in-advance version is making these on your own, super easy!)
I had these with me on my wedding day, as they are easy on the stomach, a sensible set of ingredients mixing energy-boosting qualities, and easy to pop in my mouth when my blood sugar starting going low. Definitely helped on the long but incredible day!
While I hesitate to get smoothies from smoothie shops because I don't know all the ingredients, some do indeed post the details. Note sugar, protein, etc.
Great grocery store finds:
Wow this brand is my new favorite find. While they utilize monk fruit, a sweetener that does not really contain sugar, my research so far has found this to be better and quite frankly fine,
Check labels as some have higher fat and sugar content than others
Same as above. This is my other favorite in actuality!
Bananas, apples, oranges, so many on-the-go options!
-Grocery store to-go sections
From hard-boiled eggs to healthy salads to plain grilled chicken, see what you can find.
What are your fav snacks on-the-go?? Comment below!