During the day I’m usually at either one of my two jobs or at school. That means that when I get hungry between meals I’m rarely at home and don’t have access to my the pantry or the fridge in my kitchen. Luckily I’ve managed to find some snacks that are portable enough to take with me. I thought I’d share some of them with you today.
Clif Bars These are my go to snacks when I’m at my early morning job. I have to be there at five am, so I eat breakfast at 4:15. Mid way through the morning, around ten I get hungry. I always stash a Clif bar in my bag before I leave in the morning. I’ve figured out my favorite flavors (Chocolate Chip and Crunchy Peanut Butter (affiliate links)) so I always buy boxes of those ones so I always have some when I need them. They’re not the cheapest, but I like that they’re able to fend off my hunger until lunch time.
Veggies and hummus Hummus is another one of my go to snacks. When I have access to a fridge I’ll take this combo with me. Hummus is full of protein and fibre that helps fill me up between meals. I also like eating veggies at snack times to add to my daily total of veggies. I like all sorts of vegetables with hummus, everything from peppers that are pictured above to carrots or celery.
Granny Smith apples I love to take apples with me to school in my backpack. Granny Smith ones in particular are harder than other varieties and I think they travel a little better. I really like the crunch and sour flavour of them, so Granny Smith are always my first pick at the grocery store when I’m doing my shopping. They’re also not very messy (no pealing and they’re not too juicy like oranges).
Trail Mix When I’m feeling hungry between meals sometimes it’s because I didn’t have enough proteins and fats at my last meal. Having a small bag of trail mix in my backpack helps with that problem. I like making my own, as the store bought ones usually have a lot of salt in them. Making it myself also means that I can put in my favourite nuts. I like to portion the tail mix out into individual servings, or else I end up eating more than I should. You can check out my trail mix recipe here.
Dried Fruit This is a great option when I don’t have access to a fridge and I need something calorie dense. I usually always take raisins, cranberries, or apricots with me on hikes. They’re quick and easy to eat without a lot of wrappers or packaging.
Kind Bars In addition to Clif Bars, I also like Kind Bars. Although I don’t buy them nearly as often (mostly because the couple grocery stores that I usually go to don’t carry them). Whenever I do find them I usually pick up a couple though. My favourite flavours are almond and apricot and nut delight. I like that with Kind Bars you can recognize everything in the bar, whereas with some others ones you can’t.
Granola The best granola recipe I’ve found is from Simply Great Food: 250 Quick, Easy & Delicious Recipes (affiliate link). There’s a great combination of grains, nuts, and seeds, with a hint of sweetness. I add dried cranberries instead of raisins. Once again, it’s quick and easy to eat on the go. Sometimes I’ll even buy a container of yogurt and add the granola to it.
Now that you know what my favourite snacks on the go are, leave me a comment telling me about one of yours.
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