Living life on the go is tough. It seems like we are always in a hurry….or is that just me?
You want to make sure you eat enough during the day so you’re not starving and reach for just anything. But, you also want to make sure you don’t have to carry around a ton of food with you.
That’s when having a list of snacks come in handy. You can literally make anything into a snack, but here are 7 of my favorites to get you started:
1. apple slices & a jar of organic or natural peanut butter
I pretty much have an entire jar of peanut butter to myself so I don’t even bother scooping out the peanut butter separately sometimes. I literally just scoop the peanut butter out with an apple slice. You can do the same or buy small travel packs like Justin’s nut butter travel packets. I believe either way will work just fine.
2. leftover pancakes
Anytime I make pancakes I try to make enough to freeze as well to enjoy the next day. Of course, that’s if my kids don’t eat them all before then.
When I do get to freeze them, all I do is put them in the microwave and place them in a baggie for later. When I pull them out to eat they are somewhat room temperature, but still taste pretty good.
3. frozen fruit
I buy most of my fruit frozen, so I place some either in a tupperware container or baggie for later. Most of the time it is pretty thawed out. If I remember I place the frozen fruit in the refrigerator the night before.
I love bananas, but the bad part is I can’t buy too many at a time because they end up going bad too quickly when I do, but at the same time I can’t seem to buy enough of them between using them for smoothies, snacking on them, or the kids eating them.
But, nevertheless I try to grab one when we have them.
I still love to eat cereal, I just now go for the “other” ones like Nature’s Path and One Degree Organic Foods. All you have to do is put whatever choice cereal you want in a small baggie or container and take it with you! Feel free to mix in a whole bunch of different cereals or just one type, the choice is yours.
6. nuts & seeds
You can’t go wrong with nuts & seeds. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts – they’re all a good choice! Add sunflower or pumpkin seeds for even more of a kick! Add in raisins to make your own trail mix! The possibilities are endless…
I love granola. I add to eat with my smoothies sometimes, like a parfait, and sometimes I add milk to it to eat it like cereal. I’ll also just eat it by itself by the handful.
You can either buy granola or make your own. I recently made some and it came out delicious. My kids have enjoyed it as a snack, too.
What’s your favorite snack on the go?