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These Are the Best Healthy Snacks for When You're on the Move

When you don’t have access to the kitchen but want to ensure that what you’re putting into your body is healthy and nutritious, this can be done with snacks.

The most obvious snack to have on the go is fruit, which is a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. From bananas to apples, these foods are incredibly easy to transport and create little to no mess. However, if you prefer berries, or want to cut your food into slices, then simply pre-pack them into containers and take them with you to work. You can also bring almond butter to dip, which will keep you full for longer.

If you are going to go to the effort of washing and cutting your fruits before you head out, then do the same for vegetables. Carrots, broccoli, green peas, and celery are all fantastic snacks when you’re on the go, and they taste even better with homemade dips; including hummus, cottage cheese and avocado (a great source of healthy fats). If you’re a little more adventurous in the kitchen then bring in roasted chickpeas, a far healthier choice to crisps, but just as delicious and filled with protein and fiber.

Nuts are another great snack for when you’re on the move and they are easy to eat, but some nuts are better for you than others. Almonds are a good choice because they are so high in protein, so are pistachios, but pay close attention to your portions. If you want to mix nuts, fruit, and seeds, then a trail mix is another option for the office or when you’re on-the-go, just be sure to check the nutritional label and avoid any pre-packaged products with excessive sugar or sodium.

A protein shake could also give you the protein boost you need to keep you full between meals, and this is very easy to transport. If you’re worried about milk going off, then simply top up your shake with water. If you’re making it at home before you head out, then get creative by adding bananas and almond butter, or a variation that you prefer.

Greek yogurt is high in protein, which keeps you full but also contains probiotics and calcium, and this is a great snack, especially when topped with a few berries and homemade granola.

And if you have a craving for something sweet, then a piece or two of 72 percent dark chocolate will do the trick. Dark chocolate is far better than the lighter varieties and can help enhance your mood and lower your blood pressure.

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