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Grab and Go Snacks You Don’t Want to Miss Out On
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Grab and Go Snacks You Don’t Want to Miss Out On



Matt Lyons

Convenient and healthy snack options for when you’re on the go

Do you have a busy routine where you find yourself forgetting to eat? Worried about not getting enough nutrition throughout your day? These grab and go snack options could be the solution to some of those problems! 

Mixed nuts 

If your taste buds swing more towards salty and crunchy, you need to start packing some mixed nuts! Other snacks like potato chips may seem like a delicious option instead, but the health benefits are slim to none. Potato chips are very high in sodium, and can create a host of health issues leading from high blood pressure to increased risk of heart disease. Mixed nuts on the other hand taste delicious and offer a variety of potential health benefits. You can also buy portable packs as well!

Mixed nuts are high in protein, loaded with antioxidants, and increase the amount of our overall good cholesterol. Nuts are also high in vitamins, minerals, and fibers that can be great if you are trying to lose weight!

Greek yogurt 

Brands like Yoplait and Gogurt produce some delicious flavored yogurt, but are they even all that healthy? Most flavored yogurts are packed with added sugars and sweeteners. Instead, opt for some plain Greek yogurt and add in your very own natural and healthy toppings for that sweet touch!

What are some health benefits of Greek yogurt?:

  • Provides lots of calcium which is crucial to healthy bones.
  • Greek yogurt is rich in protein, so oftentimes it will act as an appetite suppressant.
  • The probiotics present in Greek yogurt can boost our gut health.
  • Because of the protein richness, Greek yogurt can also help build up muscle mass.

To add some extra flavor and sweetness to your Greek yogurt, consider adding in ingredients such as fresh fruit, granola, or even honey. Just pack some of your yogurt in a small to-go-container to make this a great portable snack! 

Peaches in Greek yogurt with granola
Fresh fruit like peaches as well as granola are great options to add into your Greek yogurt!

Hard boiled eggs

Eggs are a great food because they come in lots of different options. Fried, boiled, scrambled, etc. With hard boiled eggs, you can take them on the go and enjoy them as a yummy healthy snack option. Boiled eggs are full of good fats and healthy protein. Boiled eggs have also been proven to help protect our eye health and promote healthy aging. Pack some boiled eggs in a container of your choice and you will have a great grab and go snack option!

Protein shakes

Protein, protein, and more protein! Protein is a huge part of any healthy diet and muscle loss can even occur if you don’t get enough. Because protein shakes have a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, they are a great option to keep your body feeling refueled and refreshed. Particularly after a workout! Check out this fresh blueberry smoothie recipe for a great protein shake option.

Bowl of blueberries
Blueberries are the best source of several antioxidants

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tbsp natural unsalted almond butter
  • Water to blend, if you want the overall mixture to be a little bit more runny. 


Simply combine these ingredients together in a blender and you will have your recipe! Pour the mixture into a to-go cup of your choice and you will be all set to bring this “shake snack” wherever you want. 

Cranberry turkey wraps

This next recipe is for when you might be craving something a little bit more filling. A cranberry turkey wrap! This sweet and flavorful snack recipe will satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more each time. 

Check out these awesome ingredients:

  • 1 can mandarin oranges
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • ¾ plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat free mayonnaise
  • At least 10 flour tortillas 
  • Lettuce
  • ½ pound deli turkey
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions for this recipe:

  • In a small bowl, combine the oranges, apple and cranberries. Remember to cut up the oranges a little bit as well.
  • In another bowl, combine the yogurt and mayonnaise; spread over tortillas. 
  • Layer each tortilla with lettuce, turkey, cheese, fruit mixture and pecans. Roll up tightly to ensure nothing will fall out.

This recipe is perfect if you’re interested in taking that next step and creating something a bit more intricate! Delicious with lots of healthy ingredients (protein, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants) such as the pecans, turkey, and cranberries. Opt for a whole grain flour tortilla option if you’d like to take a little bit of a healthier route even as well! 

Apple cartwheels

As a kid, you may have actually tried this recipe before or something very similar to it! This is another recipe you can create yourself if that’s something you’re interested in. This time with an extra sweet touch.

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 unpeeled delicious red apples 

Directions for this recipe:

  • In a small bowl, combine the peanut and honey. Next, fold in the chocolate chips and raisins.
  • Fill the centers of the apples with the peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate for at least one hour, cut into ¼ inch rings, and enjoy!

While you may have to make this recipe yourself, the taste is well worth it along with the health benefits present in some of the ingredients. Apples and peanut butter together have been proven to support our health in a variety of ways such as reducing inflammation and promoting strong heart health. Other ingredients in this recipe such as raisins are an excellent source of fiber, which is crucial to good digestion. 

Apple cartwheels
Image courtesy of Taste of Home, where you can find other delicious recipes just like this one. 

Get snackin!

If you’re looking for healthier snack options that you can take with you on the go, hopefully a couple of these options and recipes stood out to you. Enjoy!

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