Snacks for the healthy girl on the go!
Posted: Jan 06 2016
New year, new you! We tend to say that every year but this year, challenge yourself by making your new year's resolution to make time to do something good for you and your body! (aka: stave off as many moments of hanger as possible!) Below, we've provided some healthy options to keep you on track and hopefully show you that you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen prepping.
Often times in college, I found myself spending my (limited) money on vending machine treats or quick snacks from the nearest cafe. In reality, I could have saved myself not just money, but the stress of trying to find a fast bite to eat between class or work by simply taking an extra 5 to 20 minutes of my morning or night to prep some healthy eats. Walking out of your house in the morning knowing you have emergency snacks on hand can be a big weight off your shoulders, especially if you know your schedule is packed full and you might not get back home until after dinner!
I understand staying healthy while trying to handle a class schedule, job, homework, and social life can often seem impossible. The following snacks take almost no effort to prepare and can last you for an entire week, while also providing you with essential nutrients to keep you chugging along through even the longest days.
Boiled eggs are probably one of the most overlooked healthy snacks. A great source of protein, it is an easy, quick option that can be prepped weekly (and for under $5 for twelve grab and go snacks you really can't beat it!). Eat them as-is between classes or add them to salads, cous cous, or on your bagel in the morning! Follow this link from The Pioneer Woman for an easy how-to on boiling eggs that are easy to peel!
Edamame are delicious and a great carry-along! They only take ten minutes to boil and can be stored in individual snack bags and kept in the fridge! A great alternative to potato chips, edamame have a tasty mix of sweet and savory. We found an instructive blog for how to achieve the perfect restaurant style edamame.
No bake energy bites. The snack of all snacks and the most delicious combination of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and oats you will ever taste. The hardest part about making these is not eating the entire batch before it can be portioned into bite size bits. Gimme Some Oven has a great recipe with beautiful step by step photos.
Hummus and veggies, apples and peanut butter, and popcorn are also quick alternatives! Consider adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder to your oatmeal in the morning- you'll stay fuller, longer-and get a healthy chocolate fix.