Healthy "On the Go" Snacks

Healthy on the go snacks

Healthy “on the go” snacks, are snacks that are easy to carry everywhere you might need them and are low in sugar and low on the Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL). If you don’t know yet about those two concepts or they are still confusing to you, you can learn all you need to know in my FREE Online Course: Are Beans Fattening?.  

A good example of healthy on the go snacks is a serving of nuts—toasted, not fried—and no sugar, honey, or chocolate coverings. Depending on the size of the nut, one serving is between ten and twenty nuts, which is around 165–185 calories. Also, you should try to control your salt intake, so choose unsalted snacks. 

One thing about nuts, though: They are so yummy and easy to eat that it is very difficult to stop and to know when enough is enough. Try to get a prepackaged bag of nuts or pack your own following the recommended serving sizes. Don’t carry more than one serving with you. If you are still confused about the healthy serving sizes you can watch my video here.

Here is a list of a one-serving size of other perfect, allied snacks

• one slice (equal to the size of your thumb) of cheese

• 1 slice of whole-grain bread

• 1 medium apple

• 1 medium pear

• 1 cup carrots or celery

• ½ cup hummus

• ½ avocado

• 2 slices ham

• 1 egg

• 1 tablespoon of peanut, almond or similar butter

For a bit of variety, you can combine ½ serving of one snack with ½ serving of another. If you are having carbohydrates, try to combine them with protein or fat (learn why in this post). All of the above snacks are around 150–200 calories.

Most of my clients have problems finding healthy on the go snacks rich in protein. I have prepared this video for you with ideas of those types of snacks: healthy “on the go” snacks video

Over to You!

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Arantxa Mateo

Arantxa is a trained biologist, nutrition specialist and weight management coach. Born in Spain, she spent 5 years in Australia before moving to the US. Her motto is "Food is a pleasure. Nobody deserves to be on a diet."

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