Yes, you CAN actually snack healthily while on-the-go!
I don’t know about you guys, but I am often in a rush. Whether I am rushing from work to the gym, or trying to fit in a quick run before having to go to an event, there isn’t always time for healthy eating. I rely a ton on my Sunday grocery trip and food prep. Food prep isn’t just for meals though…prep yourself for the midday snacking. We all get hungry! Every week I make sure that easy, healthy snacks are readily available in my pantry, fridge, and even in my desk at work.
Nuts.com has an amazing break down of healthy snacks for every type of person–whether you are having a super active day and want something with a ton of protein…or maybe you need to hold your kid over between meals while running errands. Whether you are vegan or a working, busy bee…Nuts.com has got you covered! They will even deliver all of your favorite goodies right to your front door. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
For me, I like to stick to things that are high in protein, because I am typically trying to work out as hard as possible. If I am hungry before my workout, a small bar helps me get over the mid-workout hump. If I am not struggling with hunger or energy, I try to hold off until after the workout to rebuild and replenish with denser, protein rich foods. Some of my favorite go-tos include KIND bars, homemade trail mix (tread lightly here…it can be made in a healthy!), Chia Bars, hard boiled eggs, veggies + hummus, or protein smoothies. Check out the 2 recipes below and the blog page on Nuts.com for TONS of inspiration!
Cherry Chocolate Perfect Fit Protein Smoothie
- 5 frozen cherries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- 1 scoop of chocolate Perfect Fit Protein powder
- a couple drops of almond extract
- pinch of cacao nibs
- shredded coconut (for topping)
- splash of water (if needed to help blend)
Put everything in a blender and enjoy!
Holy sweat storm, batman! 17.5 miles and 550 cals down from a lunchtime 🚴 class! Came home and created quite possibly my favorite @perfectfit smoothie yet – cherry chocolate! Can't wait to get some abs and arms in a little later! *CHERRY CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE* • 1 scoop chocolate Perfect Fit • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk • 1/4 cup frozen cherries (about 5) • 1/2 frozen banana (sliced) • pinch of cacao nibs • pinch of shredded coconut • couple drops of almond extract
Homemade Healthy Trail Mix
(all ingredients are available on Nuts.com)
- 1/4 lbs dried apples
- 1/4 lbs raw almonds
- 1/4 lbs roasted unsalted cashews
- 1/4 lbs unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 lbs dried bananas
- handful of dark chocolate covered cacao nibs
- handful of sliced dried cranberries
Combine everything in an airtight container or freezer-sized ziplock bag and shake/stir until thoroughly mixed. Eat by the handful or snack ziplock bag size. (Portion control is key here…do not graze!)
My St. Patty's treat isn't overly festive…but it is a treat indeed! Between my cardio and toning workouts, I made a chocolate banana smoothie! • 1 frozen banana • 1 C unsweet almond/coconut milk • 1 tsp maca powder • 1 tsp PB2/Just Great Stuff chocolate PB • 1 tsp cacao nibs • splash of water • 1 scoop chocolate @perfectfit • top with shredded coconut BLEND BLEND BLEND & enjoy!
I am usually eating #M3 on the go, during my commute from work to home/the gym. So, I rely on healthy #TIUapproved #TIUplan bars. These are some of my favorites! @kindsnacks Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew is always my favorite, but the #wheneverbars are good for cake/cookie/brownie cravings. #purebars are affordable in good flavors in bulk at Costco. I grab a #thinkthin when in need of protein #postworkout and the #larabars are always 100% #guiltfree!