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Portable Snacking Tips and Ideas

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

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  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • BONDMANUS2002
  • I love the Smartfood brand of popcorn. Its air popped and theres great flavors like jalapeno and cheddar. 4 cups has 260 cal. I find 2 cups is a perfect snack. Its empty calories but I use to love Doritos chips and a small bag of jalapeno cheddar has 400+ calories so this is a healthier swap. I also find it takes longer to eat the popcorn. Allowing me to think Ive eaten more.
  • Love tuna and cottage cheese, never thought of putting them as a snack at the same time.
  • My job has me in my car often and throughout the day. I pack my "lunch" box every morning with foods which are healthy AND easy to eat while driving plus a large insulated cup of ice water. I don't make stops at gas stations/convenience stores very often except for the gas and restroom. Many of the foods I take are included on the list. I also microwave pop popcorn in a paper bag, spray with butter spritzer, and sprinkle with popcorn seasoning and have that with me. Soothes my taste for salty/crunchy snacks.
  • GAGUILAR8
    These kinds of ideas don't work well with me. I have good intentions, and buy all kinds of healthy items, and then, they go uneaten. I live in an assisted living community now. So, now my meals are healthier. Finally. I used to live off of mostly sugar, fat and salt.
  • GAGUILAR8
    These kinds of ideas don't work well with me. I have good intentions, and buy all kinds of healthy items, and then, they go uneaten. I live in an assisted living community now. So, now my meals are healthier. Finally. I used to live off of mostly sugar, fat and salt.
  • 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!
  • WATERBOYUS
    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.
  • TEDDERBEAR
    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, chinoabars.com. 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!
  • NANORMAN
    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.
  • 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
  • MPRETTO0
    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 (http://www.gochomps.com/collections/all) - is super healthy as it's 100% grass fed beef, paleo friendly, gluten& sugar free
  • Good tips! Thanks.
  • great article on sugar reduction. there are plenty of information to help. thanks

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