Feel like you make some of the worst food choices when you need to quickly eat? Get inspired by these easy Healthy Snacks on the Go for Kids, Toddlers and Adults.
Healthy Snacks on the Go
Eating healthy is challenging, especially if you’re always busy. Between work, errands, and kids’ activities, it may seem like you don’t have enough time to slow down for nutritious foods. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are some healthy snacks on the go that you can make and have ready to grab whenever you’re running out the door to your next appointment.
Healthy Snacks on the Go
Make your own Protein Snack Packs each week to take along with you to work, as a pre-or-post-workout snack, or when running errands. It’ll ensure that you have good foods in a pinch and will reduce the temptation to go through the drive-thru when hunger pangs strike. These are filled with hard-boiled eggs, deli meat, cheese cubes, veggies, almonds, and hummus. You’ll get a good balance of proteins, vitamins, and fiber. | The Forked Spoon
Getting kids to eat veggies can sometimes be tricky, but not so with these Homemade Go-Gurts. The mango has added carrots; the cherry version has cherry tomatoes, and the mixed berry version has hidden kale. To get in even MORE veggies, check out our post on Hidden Vegetable Recipes. | Freebie Finding Mom
If you have kids, your family has probably purchased quite a lot of Goldfish. However, if you have food sensitivities or are just looking for healthier options, these may be out of the question. These Homemade Goldfish are gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan, so they’re suitable for almost any diet. You still get the cheesy flavor from the nutritional yeast, too. Total winner! | Strength and Sunshine
Make some Cranberry Almond Energy Bites that are loaded with chia seeds, almonds, flaxseed, peanut butter, cranberries, and coconut to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing plenty of protein and fiber. Make a bunch to store in the freezer and take out as you need them. They’re perfect for breakfast or for snacking on the go. | The Creative Bite
These Peanut Butter Coconut Balls are energizing, satisfying, healthy, and delicious. They’re packed with nutritious, good-for-you ingredients like rolled oats, honey, natural peanut butter, and coconut chips. | Natalie’s Health
If you’re looking for a savory snack that’s not just empty calories, try these Spicy Roasted Chickpeas. They’re crunchy and full of flavor. Chickpeas are really versatile, so it’s a good idea to always have a few cans on hand to bake up a snack whenever you get the munchies but don’t want to dive into a bag of chips that you’ll feel guilty about later. | Foodal
These easy-to-make Ranch Cream Cheese Ham Roll-Ups are a kid favorite. Perfect for lunches on the go or just a snack, they really satisfy. If you’re watching your carbs, sub a low-carb tortilla in place of the regular tortillas or roll with lettuce leaves instead. | Recipes from a Pantry
Sometimes, you need some salty, crispy chips, and nothing else will do. But before you reach for a bag of fat and calorie-laden chips from the store, consider that you can make your own (much healthier) chips at home in your air fryer. These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips can be seasoned just how you like them without adding a bunch of oil or unwanted salt. | The Holy Mess
These Almond Butter Energy Balls are perfect for lunchboxes, camping, or road trips when you don’t want to fill up on gas station junk food. They’re made with simple ingredients and sweetened with dates for the perfect balance of sweet and healthy. | Natalie’s Health
We love pecan pie, but after a big meal followed up with dessert, the fat, calories, and sugar sure can pile on fast. These Pecan Pie Energy Bites are a healthier fall snack that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. They’re sweetened with Medjool dates rather than sugar. | Lemons and Zest
You’ll never have an excuse to skip breakfast again if you keep some of these Protein Breakfast Cookies on hand. They’re full of whole grains and plant-based protein and are free of butter and processed sugars. Eat them for breakfast or before a workout for extra energy. They store well in the freezer, so make big batches so you can enjoy them for a couple of weeks. | Mae’s Menu
You can have crackers even when you’re low-carbing if you make them with the right ingredients. These paleo crackers are made with almond flour, egg, and sea salt, and are perfect for snacking on. Toss some into a baggie along with a tuna pouch or some hummus for a protein-packed snack on the go. | Wholesome Yum
I don’t know about you, but crunchy granola bars that are almost too hard to bite through are not my jam. These No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars are super chewy, made with simple ingredients, and can be made in a pinch since there’s no baking involved. They’re made with almond butter, honey, rolled oats, and cranberries, so as you can see, it’s easy to swap out ingredients according to your own preferences. | Call Me PMC
Some muffins aren’t that healthy. In fact, some have more calories than a cupcake! But these Healthy Blueberry Muffins are just 137 calories each and are made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal, fresh blueberries, and just a little sugar instead of loads of the stuff. They are denser than regular muffins, but that helps them be a little more filling, too. | Dinner at the Zoo
Grab a handful of healthy trail mix when you’re running out the door to go on an errand or tuck some into your backpack if you’re going on a hike. This Blueberry Dark Chocolate Superfood Trail Mix is loaded with seeds, dried fruit, crunchy nuts, and dark chocolate chips for a terrific balance of sweet and salty flavors. | The Creative Bite
Turkey Spinach Pinwheels are an excellent choice for having lunch on the run or even a quick afternoon snack when it’s still hours until dinner. They’re perfect for lunchboxes, too! They’re filled with smoked turkey, cheddar cheese, a bit of herbed cream cheese, and good-for-you spinach. | Boulder Locavore
Hummus and veggies are always a great choice. However, so many homemade hummus recipes call for tahini, and that’s an expensive ingredient. This one does not, however. You’ll need chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Blend the ingredients with a little water, and you’re done! | Pinch of Yum
If you’re watching your carbs, Egg Muffins are a great on-the-go snack option. You can make a bunch at once and eat them throughout the week. They’re good for about a week in the refrigerator as long as they’re stored in an airtight container. It’s a great breakfast idea or post-workout snack to get in lots of protein. | Delicious Meets Healthy
Nuts are great as an on the go snack, and these Barbecue Roasted Mixed Nuts are sure to tickle your tastebuds. Just measure out about 1/4 of the cup into small containers or bags so that you don’t overdo it. Although they’re an excellent source of protein, they’re also high in fat and calories. | The Kitchen is My Playground
Smoothies are a terrific snack or meal-on-the-go option, but if you get one from your local smoothie joint, you may be taking in lots of unwanted sugars and calories. Make your own Orange Protein Smoothie at home with vanilla protein powder, fresh oranges or tangerines, Greek yogurt, a banana, and honey or some other natural sweetener. It’s much better for you that way. | Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Pin this list of healthy snacks on the go for lots of fresh food ideas that’ll help you stick to your diet.
If you are not on the go, try some of these other snack ideas. Unique Snack Boards for Kids, Parties, and Just Because! Pin to Pinterest.
When I was nursing, everything had to be diary free. Plus I barely had time to prepare food. If you are husting and moving and need to watch your intake, take a look at these Dairy Free Recipes for Snacks and Meals. Pin to Pinterest.
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