Healthy Snacks When You're on the Go
By Sara Butler
Eating well nourishes your body and your mind, which is why you endeavor to make good choices when it comes to food. No matter how hard you might try, it can be tough to keep things healthy when you’re on the go. There are a bevy of highly processed and unhealthy snacks at your fingertips everywhere you turn that are convenient but aren’t good for you. Here are some snack suggestions to help you make good snack choices when you’re out and about.
Nuts and Seeds
You can’t go wrong with nuts and seeds since they’re full of nutrients such as fiber and protein. They help you to feel fuller for longer, which makes them the perfect snack when you’re pressed for time. The only thing you need to stay aware of is nuts and seeds are very calorie dense, so watch how much you’re eating and try to limit your portion size.
Yes, you can have chocolate – just make sure it’s dark. This is great news for people who need to satisfy a sweet tooth, just choose chocolate that is 85 percent or more cacao and low in sugar.
Green tea should be a part of everyone’s snacking schedule because it has so many health benefits. It can help to improve your digestive health, aids in weight loss and helps keep your immune system functioning well. It also has a calming effect which can be great to help you control your stress levels when you’re on the go.
Protein always makes a great snack, which is why jerky is usually a good choice. You’ll get the most health benefit from a jerky that is nitrate-free, since nitrates have been linked to unwanted health side effects. The protein and fat in jerky will keep you feeling satisfied for hours, so go ahead and give it a try.
These shakes can be made ahead of time and can be a great option in a hurry. Just use some protein powder, milk and add a handful of fresh fruit and peanut butter to help keep you feeling full throughout the day.
Eating on the go can be a challenge, but if you try to plan a little ahead and either make your own snacks to take with you or know what snacks to choose, you can make it work. If you need some more suggestions for healthy snacks that will keep you full while on the go, discuss it with your chiropractor during your next adjustment at The Joint Chiropractic!