When we are hungry, it's so easy to grab the first thing that you see. A lot of times it doesn't matter if it's healthy of unhealthy, you are going to eat it. So instead of keeping junk food laying around, try out some of these easy, on the go, healthy snacks!
1. Jerky(Beef, Turkey, Pork)
This is always a good choice for anyone looking to add some protein to your diet. Jerky is super high in protein and low in both fat and carbs. Our pick for best jerky is Wicked Cutz by a mile. Their jerky is made of only the quality ingredients and will be evident when you take your first bite. They are also one of the more creative jerky brands out there as they offer unique seasonings like Orange Teryaki, Korean BBQ and for those who love HEAT, the unforgiving yet delicious Carolina Killa. Oh, and if you're a bacon lover like we are, you have to try their Maple Bacon Jerky!
2. Protein Cookie
You read that correctly...a healthy alternative to the sugar packed morsels that you love so much. Thing is, most protein "cookies" you see are really just protein bars made into the shape of a cookie. NOT ANYMORE! 5Pro Nutrition has recently launched their Protein Cookie and people are raving about how much they actually taste like real cookies. Each cookie includes at least 16g of protein(some flavors have more), 10g of fiber, and use only high quality ingredients. 5Pro Protein Cookies are all gluten free and kosher.
3. Protein Pancakes
You are probably looking at this one thinking how is this an on the go snack? I like to make Kodiak cakes with egg whites and skim milk and pack them as a snack. They taste good enough to eat cold and without syrup. It's almost like eating a muffin.
Pro Tip: Mix the batter using a 26oz Ice Shaker bottle. Seriously. It mixes the batter up to a smooth texture and makes it easy to pour the exact amount you want into the pan. Best part is...cleanup is a BREEZE. Simply wash your shaker and you're done! Sure beats cleaning a bowl, whisk, measuring cup, etc.
4. Hard Boiled Eggs
This is always an easy on the go snack. Packed with protein, no carbs and a good source of fat if you eat the yolk. Plus they are super simple to make.
5. Banana and Peanut Butter
When we need some extra carbs and healthy fats, this is a go-to, all natural snack. Grab some of the single servings of PB and toss a banana in your bag and you are all set. If you are looking to increase your protein intake, then try out Nuts-N-More. Their spreads are delicious and loaded with protein.
6. Protein Shake
Obviously, we're going to include this one...but, not just because we love shaker bottles! Protein shakes are a super easy way to boast your protein intake for the day and also keep track of exactly how much protein you are getting. Protein shakes are so easy to make and you can take them just about anywhere.
7. Overnight Oats
This has quickly become a new favorite thanks to Mush. If you see them in your local grocery store, or want to order online, they are a great healthy, on-the-go option. Or, you can make your own overnight oats! Just grab some oatmeal and some of your favorite ingredients and create your own masterpiece. Don't be afraid to get creative with it!