Eating clean is a lifestyle choice that has an abundance of mental and physical health benefits. Sometimes it’s tough to stay on track when you have the convenience of processed foods and unhealthy snacks at your fingertips. Unhealthy snack foods are at every corner, making it quick and easy to grab them while you’re on the go. Here are some healthy options for snacks that will keep you on track with your clean eating lifestyle, satisfy your snack craving, and that are convenient and portable.
Dehydrated Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are jam packed full of nutrients including protein and fiber which keep you feeling full, making these a go-to snack for people on the go. They’re easy to take with you but it is important to keep portion size in mind.
Dark chocolate is the perfect snack for those with a sweet tooth. The perfect kind of dark chocolate is 85%-90% cacao and is low in sugar. This way you can have a sweet snack and also feel good about your choice.
Not only does green tea improve digestive health, immunity and weight loss, it can also have a calming effect. The main component in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which can boost metabolism while amino acid theanine provides the calming effect. This creates an ideal combination for those who are on the run.
Protein shakes are convenient and only take a few seconds to whip up. So if you’re in a hurry, these are a great option. Protein shakes can curb also keep your hunger at bay and help you feel full and stay full.
So often we see jerky at gas stations or airports and it is a popular, yet unhealthy snack. Instead of grabbing the gas station bag of jerky, try a nitrate-free jerky instead. The protein and healthy fats can curb hunger which makes this a quick, healthy snack.
So if you’re on the run but you still want to keep your healthy eating routine, try one or a combination of these snacks to stay on the right track.