Over the years Ive mentioned meal planning and the role it plays in reaching our goals. Having food ready is the best way to stick to a healthy meal plan and not be tempted by other, less healthy options. One of the most important parts to planning your meals, is planning on how to handle being away from home without these prepared meals. When you are on-the-go and running errands, its so easy to stop in the drive thru and make unhealthy food choices . This can be avoided! There are items that don’t need refrigeration and can be kept in your purse or car until you need them! Here are some example of some on-the-go snacks for you to take with you and share with your kids.
•Fruit: Keeping a few boxes of raisins, prunes or a banana in your bag is a great way to get that boost of energy you need when you start to feel hungry. Kiwi is another great fruit to have with you. (Yes, you can eat the skin) Kiwi has amazing benefits like fiber. This regulates blood sugar absorption!
•Almonds: You can buy individually packaged almonds or buy a big bag and package them yourself to take with you when you are out.Almonds are filling and pack a heart healthy punch! Aim for Raw, unsalted/flavored nuts.
•Olives: I found these great little packs of olives at a gas stations and grocery store. These are single serving and full of flavor! There are no added sugars and some come with garlic or peppered. These are MY FAVORITE! I usually have a package of these and some cherry tomatoes as a snack! Very easy to keep in your purse or take with you. Sparkling Water: Another favorite of mine is sparkling water.
This keeps your boring water exciting without adding calories or artificial flavoring and sweeteners. My son LOVES La Croix Pamplemousse water!
These snacks are great for moms on the go and even for sending to school in your child’s lunch box or as a snack!
What types of snacks do you take with you when you are out?