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Healthy Snacks on the Go!
It’s almost that time of year again – the time when all the kids go back to school and life becomes full of appointments, practices, and meetings. That’s right, fall is almost upon us! Whether you have kids in school or not, this is a busy time of year, and busy means a healthy lifestyle tends to fall to the bottom of the priority list. What can we do? When life gets busy, you don’t have to settle for fast food and unhealthy choices. Here are four easy, healthy snacks that you can enjoy on the go! Of course, these snacks should be eaten after everyone’s eaten a healthy and nutritious breakfast!
Celery is a great snack because it’s a negative calorie food. What does that mean? It takes more energy to eat it than the amount of energy it gives you! This is a good healthy snack because it curbs hunger without piling on the carbs. Add a little bit of peanut butter or cheese and you’ve got yourself a nice healthy treat. How do you make this on the go? It’s easy to throw some celery sticks in a Ziploc and bring them to school or work with you. mcheap michael kors uk Adding peanut butter or cheese is a little bit trickier, but placing a good-sized spoonful in a small Tupperware container is just as easy.
Who says that fruit and nuts are just for desserts? Having a snack bag of trail mix handy can satisfy the munchies without making a trip to the vending machine. Nuts are a great source of lasting energy, while fruit gives you a quick burst of energy from natural sugars. Put them together, and you’ve got a well-rounded snack for any time of day. Many trail mixes can be found in large quantities at your local grocery store, but there is no harm in mixing your own favorite nuts and dried fruits. This is an easy and affordable snack for any budget.
There is nothing wrong with grabbing an apple or orange on your way out the door. The FDA dietary guidelines suggest 2-4 servings of fruit each day, which is easily met if you slide fruit into a purse or backpack. Fresh fruit is better for you than canned or frozen because it doesn’t have the preservatives and unnecessary sugars. Not only that, but fresh fruit doesn’t need to be kept at a certain temperature so you can grab it and stash it anywhere. Apples are an easy choice and will give you a good dose of fiber, but any fruit can be just as delicious and nutritious. Choose wisely!
You may think of string cheese as a childhood snack, but it really is a healthy choice! It is high in calcium, protein, and has a lower amount of fat than most cheeses. Because each stick of string cheese is individually packaged, it’s an easy thing to grab when you’re in a rush. Word of warning though- string cheese is packaged so that it is safe to eat at any temperature, but it tastes much better if it’s cold. I wouldn’t grab string cheese and leave it in your bag all day, but it’s nice to eat on your way out the door. Life is fast paced, you are busy, and with school fast approaching it can be hard to keep eating healthy foods. However, with a little bit of preparation you don’t have to sacrifice health because you don’t have time. Keep these tips in mind, and you’re all set for the back to school rush. Happy snacking!
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Penelope is a content editor at www.drclouthier.com and writes regularly on various health, fitness, and wellness topics.