Snacking Smart

I don’t know about you, but between breakfast and dinner most days pass by in a whirlwind leaving us little time throughout the day to eat. Enter smart snacking! It doesn’t matter whether you’re paleo, gluten free, keto, low carb, low fat, or vegan, the key to staying on track with any diet or nutrition plan is preparation…. and snacks! We all know that a “quick trip” anywhere can easily turn into a half day adventure, and what happens when you get hungry? There are very few options out there for quick quality food, let alone something that fits within your nutritional plan.  That’s why it is so important to always travel with snacks (and water)! Snacks, don’t leave home without em! Here’s why:

  • You’ll stay on track with your nutrition
  • You won’t have to sacrifice quality because you’re starving
  • You won’t have to disrupt your day searching for a Whole Foods to get something wholesome and nutritious

All it takes is a little planning, and these days with online shopping, it really couldn’t be easier to stay stocked up. (However, if you’re in a pinch and need to get some fast food, I recommend Burger Lounge or Chipotle; you can still make smart meal choices, calculate macros, and their food is responsibly sourced. Additionally, here are some of my favorite go to snacks:

  • Papa Steve’s No Junk Protein Bars
  • Perfect Bars
  • Oh My Bars
  • New Primal Jerky
  • Wild Friends Vanilla Almond Squeeze Pouch With Protein
  • Artisana Organics Raw Cashew Butter Squeeze Pouch
  • Trail Mix (without added sugars)
  • Organic Baby Carrots

Be careful not to load up on fruit. Fruits are easy to eat on the go (and delicious), but for many people (especially those wanting to lose weight or get lean) they don’t make for a wise snacking option. If you’re prepared to face the day with healthy snack options, then you’ll be less likely to give in to temptation or eat something that doesn’t support your health and fitness goals. Stay healthy friends!