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5 Healthy Snacks to Eat While on the Go

March 24 '09 , 7:15 pm
posted by AtHomeFitness.com

If you are someone who travels on a regular basis, you may have discovered that eating healthy can sometimes be quite difficult.  After all, if you are always on the go, you simply don’t have the time to prepare several healthy meals per day.  With these five healthy snack ideas, however, you can easily eat on the go without breaking your pocketbook.

Healthy Snack Idea #1:  Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Remember all of those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you used to eat when you were a kid?  Well, your mom had good reason for feeding them to you – not only are they tasty and easy to prepare, they are filled with nutrients as well.  Make your sandwich even healthier by making it with whole wheat bread rather than white bread.

Healthy Snack #2:  Mixed Nuts

Mixed nuts are another healthy treat for you to snack on.  Even better, mixed nuts don’t require any preparation at all.  Not only are mixed nuts filled with protein, they also help you stay feeling full so you won’t be tempted to snack on unhealthy treats instead.  You can save yourself even more money by purchasing a large container of mixed nuts and then portioning it out into sealable plastic bags.  Or, consider purchasing roasted peanuts rather than mixed nuts for even greater savings.

Healthy Snack #3:  Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is a great treat to take with you while on the road.  It is much easier to throw some dried fruit in your backpack or briefcase than it is to carry fresh fruit with you.  Yet, you still enjoy all of the same benefits of fresh fruit without the hassles.

Healthy Snack #4:  Granola Bars

Granola bars can help satisfy your sweet tooth while also being easy to carry with you wherever you go.  These little treats are full of nutrients and vitamins to provide you with extra energy, but do not have the high levels of sugars and fats you will find in a candy bar.

Healthy Snack #5:  Beef Jerky

Believe it or not, beef jerky can be really quite good for you.  Not only will a piece of beef jerky provide you with a great deal of protein, it is relatively low in calories.  This will help provide your body with the energy it needs between meals without causing you to pack on the extra pounds.

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