Healthy Snacks. The most important part of living a healthy lifestyle and staying on track is having a plan.
If you don’t spend a little time prepping, you’ll spend a lot of time regretting and no one wants that. Most people say they don’t have time, but these snacks are easy to prep and perfect to pack up. Ditch the guilt and grab the 10 Best Healthy Snacks On the Go.
If you’re using my Hot Body Meal plan you already know a lot of these snacks. They are built to give you energy, burn fat and keep you full. If you’re eating the right balance of fats, carbs and proteins throughout the day, you will curb cravings and teach your body to work for you!
You can prep these in large batches and portion them out into ziplock backs or containers to store in the fridge or freezer. If you spend as little as 30 minutes getting your snack game on point you will save yourself a whole lot of HANGRY calories.
My favorites are almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts and macadamia nuts. These nuts pack in tons of nutrients and healthy fats and proteins.
It’s important to remember that too much of a good thing, isn’t a good thing. Although they’re super healthy, nuts are high in fat. It’s easy to mindlessly sit and eat handful after handful, but that can quickly add up to hundreds of calories.
Stick to about 15-20 whole nuts, a small handful, or about 1-2 tbsp of a nut butter. Eat them slowly and enjoy every bite!
Veggies & Hummus
This one is foolproof. Veggies like celery, cucumbers and carrots make for a great hummus scooper. They’re easy to buy in bulk, wash, chop and pack up to go.
Hummus itself is awesome because it’s packed with fiber and protein. I prefer making my own (recipe in the Hot Body Meal Plan) because you can eliminate any unnecessary ingredients and season it however you’d like!
1-2 tbsp of hummes + as many veggies as you want!
Apple & Nut Butter
I don’t know if it will keep the Dr. away, but an apple will keep you full! It has just enough sugar to kick any sweet tooth cravings plus, paired with 1 tbsp of your favorite nut butter, it it keeps you full with healthy fats and proteins too!
My favorites are peanut, almond and cashew nut butters. The key is to find ones that are made with JUST NUTS. No added oils, sugars or salts.
I also love these little individual on the go snack packs from Justins. They make transporting your snack WAY easier and you can eat it straight out of the pack.
1-2 tbsp nut butter + 1 medium apple
Fresh Spring Rolls
It’s like a mini sandwich minus the processed bread you don’t need. These are so good in the summertime! Fresh, easy to take on the go and you can make them vegetarian or add protein!
It’s literally rice paper with whatever veggies or proteins you want to add. I like doing carrots, zucchini, spinach, avocado and cooked shrimp.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are #1 in my book. The are literally the perfect source of protein and one of the easiest snacks to take on the go. I know they can smell funny, but oh well…it’s worth it.
All you have to do is place the eggs in a sauce pan and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cover, removing it from the heat. Let them sit for about 15minutes and enjoy.
Boom! Healthy snack to go!
Greek Yogurt Parfait
This is my FAVORITE snack ever! Ok… it’s really like dessert which I LOVE!
I use my homemade granola, it’s way healthier than the store bought stuff. Use PLAIN 0% Greek Yogurt and top with granola and fresh blueberries.
If you just can’t handle the plain Greek yogurt it’s ok. Just make sure you find one that is low in sugar, ideally under 10g per serving.
1 cup Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp granola
1/4 cup blueberries
It’s an easy snack to take on the go that’s loaded with protein. That said, some are also loaded with sugars and it’s hard to avoid the high sodium.
When you shop jerky, look for ingredient lists with as few ingredients as possible. Try to find ones with less than 3g sugar per serving, less than 12% sodium and drink plenty of water so you don’t retain it from the salt.
My favorites are the Epic snack strips
1 1/4oz jerky or one stick
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast friends! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
I try to make these breakfast muffins at least once every other week so I can keep some in the refrigerator and some in the freezer. They’re simple to grab and go fro breakfast or a simple snack you can take on the go.
By itself it might not look very exciting, but cottage cheese is a great high protein snack that can easily be made extra delicious.
Add spices or avocado to make it savory or sweeten it up with fresh fruit. Either way it’s a good FILLING snack you can enjoy guilt-free.
Smoothies are one of those snacks that can make or break your day. It’s super easy to load them up with tons of ingredients and turn a snack into a a days worth of calories.
Try using water instead of milk if you are using a protein powder and stick to fruits lower in sugar like berries and apple. Avocado is a great addition to get healthy fats and make your smoothie even smoother!
My favorite protein powder is from Vital Proteins. They have the best quality I’ve found and tons of different options. If you’re looking for a vegan/vegetarian option, I like Garden of Life, Raw or Vega.
Checkout the recipes here and in the Hot Body Meal Plan (vegetarian version available) or make you own using the serving size listed on your protein container.
A healthy body and mind starts from the inside out. I’ve been through the ups and down of fad dieting, wanting to see results that lasted, but not knowing how to get there. It wasn’t until i realized just how important nutrition was that I finally saw LASTING change.
Nutrition is truly the most important tool to creating (and maintaining) a HEALTHY, and strong physique. Through my own journey I learned how to have a healthy relationship with food so that I could truly fuel my body and make it work for me.
If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward to jumpstart your clean eating routine, lose weight and get toned, the Hot Body Meal Plan is for you!
Thousands of girls have already started the LSF Hot Body Plan and are seeing incredible HEALTHY changes in their bodies