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Portable Snacking Tips and Ideas

Remember the 'Healthy' with the 'To-Go'


  • I have saved this article in my favorites, because actually snacking is becoming a problem in this period (losing the last couple of pounds and maintaining). I could find plenty of useful ideas here, thanks for sharing! - 4/28/2015 11:38:13 AM
    I make my own mountain trail mix and put a cup portion into small zip lock baggies. I travel a lot so I portion 2 for each day....

    Ingredients: Roasted Cashews, Roasted almonds, shelled pistacios, Dark Chocolate, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, craisins, golden raisins, raisins and no fat vanilla granola.

    Mix it all together in a 5 gal ziplok and portion from there. - 4/26/2015 10:03:49 AM
    I make a non-dairy, non-sugar, non-gluten snack that is amazingly delicious. I sell them in a variety of all natural flavors, using apples as the sweetener only. They are sold at many of the green markets in NYC and on line as well, All the ingredients are healthy, natural and promote good health. My customers tell me they are addicting, and they must be as they sell like hot cakes! - 2/25/2015 12:15:58 PM
    I would love sparkpeople to take a look at the newer research about the terrible impact of sugar in the body and acknowledge that Carbs often react with a higher glucose impact than even table sugar. That means that suggestions like flavored yogurt, rice cakes, and cereals are often as bad as candy bars -- and most granola bars are simply chewy candy bars. Also, people might want to consider healthy fats which keep you fuller much longer and do not mess with blood sugar -- love those nuts. - 2/24/2015 11:54:05 AM
  • I make my own pre-portioned bags of nuts (with almonds, cashews and dried fruit. These are easy to stick in my purse and my kid's lunchboxes. I also always have an assortment of fruit in my house - traditionally what's in season so right now I have oranges, apples and pears.

    The trick is to do a little planning - then the vending machine doesn't seem so tempting
    - 2/19/2015 8:47:59 AM
    Personally i think, snacks on the go should have a lot of protein so it will keep you full for a longer period. My favorite preferences are
    -Fruit yogurt cup (add in some fresh fruits or nuts for a boost
    -Trail mix
    -Nuts or nut mix
    -Beef jerky, but with this one you have to be careful- it contains a lot of sodium. My favorite one is Chomps ( - is super healthy as it's 100% grass fed beef, paleo friendly, gluten& sugar free - 2/4/2015 4:22:24 PM
  • Good tips! Thanks. - 11/19/2014 8:49:07 AM
  • great article on sugar reduction. there are plenty of information to help. thanks
    - 3/17/2014 9:23:38 AM
    I am trying hard not to eat too much sugar and no flour and am not finding it too hard.The hardest thing is that I had gastric bypass 8 years ago and I can't eat as much as most so I have to eat small portions more often of the right things.

    - 3/16/2014 2:18:36 PM
  • LBEMIS1308
    My dietician suggested that I pack portable snacks. I was delighted to see this article. I plan on implementing some of the ideas found here. I'm always finding myself on the road during mealtimes and eating on the run is one of the pitfalls I've been facing. - 1/5/2014 5:03:33 PM
    really good info for me as it helps me pack more portable snacks

    all of this is about personal taste - you may like something someone else doesn't - no harm no foul - move on to something that you do like

    - 12/15/2013 4:36:23 PM
  • I am addicted to sugar snap peas. I take them to work in a baggie and snack on them all the time. I also take cut up apple slices with lemon juice over them to keep them from turning brown. Easier to eat at work than a whole apple, although I do that sometimes too. It feels like two totally different snacks. - 8/17/2013 11:16:54 PM
    smart4andrey -- Peanut butter is rich in healthier fats, like poly- and monounsaturated, and is low in saturated. Keep in mind you NEED to have some fat in your diet, and it's not bad to have those snacks occasionally. Plus, peanut butter tastes great to a good number of people. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean someone else won't. - 7/16/2013 12:57:46 AM
  • A couple of my favorite healthy snacks are either 8 almonds with 2 prunes or 4 whole wheat crackers with a wedge of Laughing Cow Light cheese. Both are about 100 calories & have lots of protein. Yum! - 7/9/2013 8:10:19 PM
  • I don't wanna be negative and all, but some of items are just awful.
    First of all, peanut butter - that's fat, salt and much more fat. Doesn't even taste that good.
    Bagel with cheese - same deal.
    Pickles for a snack is just funny to me, - 7/9/2013 2:16:10 PM

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