I’m often asked what my #1 tip is for making healthy eating easier. Besides adding and not subtracting (<- check out that post for more details), my other best tip is this: never get too hungry. When we get over-hungry, not only is it stressful, but intuitive eating goes out the window, and we’re much more likely to overeat or grab something junky that we don’t even want just because it’s in front of our face. Being prepared with satisfying snacks that have a mix of carbs, protein and fat is the easiest way to avoid this situation whether you are at home or on the go. (See also: How to Get Rid of Sugar Cravings.) As such, I thought now would be a good time to round up some of my favorite healthy on the go snack recipes here on the blog from over the years.
Because snack ideas are something you can never be short on, am I right?! Especially if they’re super easy, portable, healthy, and delicious!
5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars – These vegan and gluten free granola bars are so quick and easy, yet delicious and satisfying! It’s no wonder they’re by far the most popular recipe on my blog. Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap or tin foil and they’re ready to go for a healthy portable snack!
Red Lentil Granola Bars – These vegan granola bars are packed with protein, fiber, and flavor – and you can’t taste the lentils, I promise! They make a hearty and filling breakfast that you can take on the go or an easy post-workout snack.
Peanut Butter Power Cookies – These vegan and gluten free cookies are healthy enough to eat for a snack – in fact it’s encouraged! They’re sweetened with only pure maple syrup and have some healthy fat thrown in from flaxseed. Yum!
Vegan and Gluten Free Granola Bars – These granola bars are packed with fiber, healthy fat, and protein (from chickpea flour!) – plus, they’re super easy to make. Wrap them up individually and keep them on hand for mobile eating!
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites – These vegan and gluten free energy bites are made from just a few ingredients and come together in minutes with a food processor. They taste just like oatmeal raisin cookies!
Salty Maple Nut Energy Bites – these vegan and gluten free energy bites are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Mixing maple and sea salt almost gives them a caramel-y flavor, while the mixture of carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein, and electrolytes from salt ensure that they make a fantastic post-workout snack (or during workout snack – I love them as long run fuel when marathon training)!
No Bake Savory Curry Granola Bars – These gluten free granola bars are packed with unexpected savory flavor! If you’re looking for a satisfying portable snack that comes together quickly without baking and is savory, look no further than this recipe.
No Bake Savory Honey Mustard Granola Bars – Much like the curry granola bars listed above, these gluten free granola bars have a savory kick from dijon mustard. They taste just like honey mustard sauce – but in a nutty, crunchy yet chewy, and easy to make bar.
Lemon Avocado Hummus – This vegan and gluten free dip recipe is a super fun twist on classic hummus – made with avocados and white beans, it’s bright, colorful, and flavorful. Pack it up in mini containers alongside veggies or crackers and grab them for dipping on the go! (Tip: squeeze a little lemon juice on top to help with browning.)
Nut Butter Stuffed Salty Dates – these vegan and gluten free stuffed dates are as easy as can be, yet pack a nutritional punch with carbs, healthy fat and protein for staying power. They also make a great long run fuel, since that combination of carbs/fat/protein plus electrolytes from salt keep you going!
Tart Cherry Pie Snack Balls – these vegan and gluten free snack balls taste like cherry pie rolled into the easiest snack form ever. Just throw all four ingredients into a food processor, process, then roll into balls or pat into bars and you’re good to go!
Banana Spelt Muffins – These classic banana muffins are moist and tender, yet super nutritious thanks to the additions of flax seeds, spelt flour, and protein-packed yogurt! They’re definitely a crowd-pleaser and would be great packed as a snack for kids and adults alike.
Pumpkin Bean Dip – This vegan and gluten free dip is a cozy and creative way to spice up standard hummus. It’s one of my favorites to bring to parties, but also makes a great on the go snack when packed in little containers alongside veggies, chips, or crackers!
Looking for even more snack ideas? Check out this old post with 10 more healthy on the go snack ideas!
What do you like to snack on when you are on the go? A simple fruit and nut/nut butter combo is always a win with me, too, as are hard boiled eggs with cheese!