Try these simple, easy-to-use solutions for a healthy and hungry snack outside the home. Dieting is easy – if all you do is sit at home and cook. The fact is that no one leads such a lifestyle, and sometimes it happens that most of our time we can run on different things all day.
So how do you keep from eating any trash from the vending machine or grabbing something from the fast food when you are busy and can’t eat normally?
If your diet goes off the rails too often because of this state of affairs, these tips are for you. There are many great nutritional options that are portable, do not need to be cooked, and help you have and maintain an ideal body composition. You just have to find them.
Luckily for you, we have a range of amazing on-the-go snack options. Use any of them when you are in a hurry to study, to a business meeting or to a training session.
Protein Bars are a quick and easy snack that you can eat in just 3 minutes. They have come a long way since the good old days, when they were tough and tasted like chalk combined with cardboard.
Today’s protein bars are so delicious they can easily make you think they are actually candy bars and can be found in almost any macro combination you want.
If you are on a very low carb, high fat diet, or if you need a more balanced meal, there is always a protein bar for you.
Also, if you prefer to eat calories rather than drink them, bars are generally a better choice than protein powder.
Protein Powder Packets
Protein powder is the next option. This can be the perfect solution for those on the go and don’t have time to sit down and eat.
It doesn’t matter where you are or what is going on with you, you can use the protein powder in a shake. Just mix it with water in a shaker.
Save money by portioning your preferred protein powder and filling it in small containers or bulk storage bags, rather than buying a pre-made single serving protein bag.
Ready-to-use mixes sold in stores are not always the best option, as they can contain a lot of sugar.
Your home version is a separate story. Make your own mix of almonds, cashews, some dried cranberries (or other berries or fruits) and dark chocolate chunks, and some whole grain cereal.
If you have a busy day, during which you spend hours on your feet, you will need additional calories, and this mixture is ideal for you.
I bet you never thought of porridge as a snack on the go, but it does. Here’s what to do.
Place your favorite healthy flakes in one container – bran flakes, oatmeal, or another high fiber, low sugar option.
Place a scoop of vanilla protein powder in another container, or take a pre-made protein bag for one serving. Now all you have to do when you’re ready to grab a snack is to mix the protein with water in a shaker and pour it over the flakes. It’s quick and easy and you get a great balance of carbohydrates and protein.
Hummus and vegetables
Hummus and veggies are a great on-the-go snack choice for those looking to feel like they’re eating healthier food. While protein bars and protein powders can provide a balanced diet and meet your protein needs, they are not whole foods. If that’s the kind of food that’s your favorite then here’s a great option.
Vegetables provide you with plenty of fiber to keep you feeling full, combined with important antioxidants you need to feel better.
Hummus provides the body with complex carbohydrates, combined with a small amount of protein, to ensure stable blood glucose levels. Together, you have a winning combination of snacking.
Canned tuna and crackers
Finally, let’s not forget about canned tuna and whole grain crackers. Tuna is a fantastic source of high quality protein and should never be overlooked.
When you combine it with crackers, you get an amazing balance of protein and carbohydrates to keep you energized all day.
Need more fat? If you want to gain muscle mass and increase your calorie and fat intake, no problem. Just choose canned salmon instead of tuna.
Small cans of canned tuna or salmon can now be found with hinged lids, making them ideal to take with you on the road.
So don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of your healthy eating habits. This is really no excuse. Plan ahead and be prepared to stay hungry.