5 Simple, On-the-Go Snacks to Try

Certified nutrition coach Kat Warner shares five wholesome snack ideas that are easy to prep and nosh on the go

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Peanut butter and apple to snack. on white wooden board.

Nut Butter and Apple Slices

Pair apple slices with the protein-packed nut butter of your choice (avoid those with added sugars or sweeteners, even in the form of honey) for a quick pick-me-up with long-lasting effects. Squeeze fresh lemon on apples to prevent browning and boost vitamin C. 

Make it simple: Purchase pre-packaged portions of nut butter like Justin’s Classic Almond Butter and speed up prep with an apple slicer and corer.

Boiled eggs with dill on the plate

Eggs and Crackers

Hard-boiled eggs are not only quick and convenient, but they are also high in protein, relatively low in calories, and have a complete range of amino acids. Plus, they’re packed with B vitamins, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D. Multigrain crackers have a whole-grain base that can easily boost fiber, and any added seeds or nuts will increase heart-healthy fats. 

Make it simple: An egg cooker allows you to make multiple hard-boiled eggs at a time with the touch of a button. Once cooled to room temperature, store the eggs in the fridge for up to a week.

Healthy snack of hummus dip with pita bread slices and vegetables

Veggies and Hummus

Pair anti-inflammatory veggies like carrots, cucumber, celery, or bell peppers with hummus to support heart health.

Make it simple: Two-compartment snack containers make meal-prep a breeze.

Steamed Edamame

Steamed Edamame 

Edamame is a complete protein and provides all the essential acids the body needs that it can’t produce on its own. High in protein and fiber, edamame is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight by allowing your body to feel full longer and metabolize nutrients more slowly and effectively.

Make it simple: Opt for pre-shelled edamame that can be steamed right in the bag for heat-and-eat ease. 

Fitness Breakfast Smoothie with fresh blueberries, apples, oatmeal and whey protein powder served in a drinking cub

Protein Smoothie

This super shake is as filling as a meal, so divide it in half for a light snack.

Make it simple: Prepare pre-portioned baggies with fruits and veggies and store them in the freezer for easy access. For less cleaning and fewer steps, use a blender that allows you to make the smoothie directly in a cup you can take with you.

Try This!

Warner shares one of her favorite smoothie recipes

Ingredients:

8-12 oz. milk (whatever type you prefer)

1 scoop protein powder 

1-2 cups fresh spinach or kale

1-2 handfuls frozen fruit (like berries or sliced banana)

1 tbsp. nut butter or chia seeds

Combine ingredients in blender and enjoy!

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