4 Tips For Creating and Toting Healthy Snacks on the Go-Recipes Included!

Tote some easy, nutritious and clean snacks that'll keep you full and energized all day long!
CrossFit Threefold
March 15, 2024
4 Tips For Creating and Toting Healthy Snacks on the Go-Recipes Included!

4 Tips For Creating and Toting Healthy Snacks on the Go-Recipes Included!

Go, go, go. There’s always something to do, somewhere to go and things that need to get done. All in just 24 hours a day. And considering all that falls on your shoulders, doesn’t that feel like a joke! So how do we do it? How do we get it all done, keep our minds focused and continue to be the rock stars we are? 

Well the answer is simple and starts with understanding and valuing the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating. Regardless of your busy schedule, fueling and nourishing your body not only keeps it strong but also helps you think better, keeps your eye on the prize (whatever that may be) and be more productive. 

1. Keep it Simple

One reason a lot of us tend to either skip meals or forget to pack snacks is the preparation. A large misconception is that healthy foods take more time and energy to prepare. But that’s far from the truth. Clean eating and nutrient dense foods are usually the easiest to prepare because they’re in their natural state. Foods like almonds, nut butters, vegetables and fruit are amazing choices. 

Healthy foods don’t have to be complicated- they can be tasty, quick and convenient. You just have to know where to start and what your body needs to be efficient. If you’re going to be out and about, extra busy at work or pulling a late night at the kids’ games- think simple, think smart. Work (and plan) smarter not harder. You’ll also be more likely to keep up with snacks if they’re easy and quick. 

Getting snacks ready the night before is always a great idea but don’t forget to portion. Being familiar with your nutritional goals, your body composition and what you need daily to reach your macro intake is essential. Knowing these numbers keeps you on the fast track to fitness.

Simple and convenient snacks are important to fuel the entire family. Getting your kids involved, or making snack prep part of your Sunday evening meal planning makes it more fun for everyone. Your kids will look forward to helping out. Studies have shown that kids who are involved in meal planning are also more likely to try new foods. Everyone needs an energy boost, so why not plan together. But again keep it simple, consistent and healthy. But what does simple look like? Keep reading for more easy tips and suggestions.

2. Two for One- Food Pairings

Food pairings go together like yin and yang. They balance each other, provide nutrients and keep us focused and satisfied. Regardless of your taste preference there is definitely a quick and easy choice out there for you. But just as mentioned before, keep it simple. Don’t overthink or complicate things especially when you’re trying to get out the door. Or better yet, prep ahead of time!

Another great way to ensure you’re getting those healthy snacks on the go is to keep them accessible and organized in your fridge. Pick a drawer, pre-package your snacks in grab and go containers and call it a day! You’ll be prepared, field and ready to ward off those bothersome stomach rumbles.

These are effortless options that can be thrown together at the drop of a hat. 

3. Quick and Easy High Protein Snacks

Protein is essential for many reasons. It keeps you full longer, helps build muscle and reduces cravings. Consuming snacks high in protein also increases your metabolism therefore jumpstarting your body's fat burning power. It truly is an essential macro. Meaning your body needs more of this nutrient to function at its best, build muscle and burn energy. Need any more proof why your go-to snacks should also contain a good dose of protein? Probably not. 

Here are a few simple and delicious snack options that can easily be customized to your taste palate and toted around throughout your busy day.

4. Break Out the Blender

How else can you create a healthy, nutrient rich snack on the go? Blend it! Smoothies, as long as you keep your sugars in check and use only clean, fresh ingredients are fantastic snack options. Smoothies can have a bad rap because some are loaded with unnecessary sugars. But the best part of making your own is that you have control of what goes inside. 

Ingredients that’ll give you a wide range of nutrients- kale, spinach, avocado, greek yogurt, bananas, blueberries, and even your favorite protein powder are nutrient dense and filling. Smoothies are quick, easy, and always a great option.

Dust off that blender, and get-a mixing!

Simple, Quick and Healthy

See how easy it can be? All you have to do is set aside some time to plan and prepare. Your health should never be compromised just because you’re on the go. The best part about all these ideas is that they’re easy to follow. Easy, simple and quick. So no matter if you’re heading to work, running errands, or hitting the road these tips will keep you fueled and full. Consider yourself focused, productive and feeling your best!

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