Sometimes all you need is a quick snack that you don’t need to make from scratch all by yourself. Check out these healthy snacks on the go and fill your day with healthy treats.
Are you a student, busy professional, soccer mom – or (gasp) all three? Then you know how hectic life can be.
You’re in a rush to get to class, attend meetings, or drive the kids to soccer practice.
But when hunger hits, you need a snack – and fast. So you hit the vending machine or concession stand and grab what you can.
However, the typical snacks there – chips, cookies, and candy bars – are often unhealthy. They’re loaded with sugar, salt, and trans fats, which are bad for your heart.
That’s where having healthy on-the-go snacks comes in handy. You can squash your hunger and eat healthy at the same time.
So, today I’m sharing 25 Healthy Snacks on the Go. They’re not only tasty but good for you too.
Read on to find out what they are!
1. Roasted chickpeas
Craving something crunchy? Try some roasted chickpeas.
They have a pleasant crunch and are nutritious too. Just one cup provides 14.5 grams of protein – almost a third of your daily protein needs.
It also contains magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese, which build strong bones. Yay!
Now you can make yours from scratch. Or, for extra convenience, you can get them already packaged.
These pre-packaged roasted chickpea snacks are lightly salted. So, they only contain 4% of your daily sodium needs in one serving.
So they’re great if you’re watching your sodium. And like all roasted chickpea snacks, they’re rich in fiber.
So, they’re pretty filling.
Looking for another crunchy snack option? Try some almonds.
A one-ounce serving of dry-roasted almonds provides 6 grams of protein. That’s as much protein as a hard-boiled egg.
It is also rich in selenium, a potent antioxidant.
To ensure you’re getting the healthiest version, look for one without added salt or sugar. This one here contains only almonds – no oils or sugar added.
3. Greek yogurt
Looking for something creamy? You can’t beat Greek yogurt.
It’s creamier than regular yogurt and has more protein too. In fact, it has double the amount of protein as regular yogurt.
And like regular yogurt, it’s good for your bones. That’s because it’s packed with protein.
When choosing Greek yogurt, it’s best to go for the plain varieties. Sweetened varieties taste great and all, but they can be sugar bombs.
If you’re missing sweetness, you can just add some berries for natural sweetness. As an added bonus, berries also provide a good dose of antioxidants.
4. Grapes and cheese
Can’t decide between sweet and savory? With grapes and cheese, you can have both.
Grapes provide natural sweetness, while cheese provides salty, savory notes.
Grapes are also packed with vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Meanwhile, cheese is rich in calcium. It’s definitely a winning combination!
5. Apples and peanut butter
Need an easy post-workout snack? Have an apple with some peanut butter.
Apples are crispy, juicy, and have carbs to re-energize your body. Meanwhile, peanut butter is creamy and provides protein to build your muscles. Yay!
Not a fan of peanut butter? You can have almond butter instead.
6. Celery sticks and peanut butter
Looking to add more veggies to your diet? Include them in your snacks.
By adding veggies to your snacks, you’re more likely to hit your 5 veggies a day.
And celery and peanut butter is the perfect combination. You have the saltiness and crunchiness of celery and the sweet, creaminess of peanut butter.
Want a savory option? Try celery sticks with cottage cheese. Just be sure to pack your cottage cheese in an insulated cooler bag.
7. Ants on a Log
Trying to get your kids to eat more veggies? Pack some Ants on a Log to go.
Not only are Ants on a Log fun to make, but they’re also tasty to eat. Just spread peanut butter on some celery sticks, and add raisins.
8. String cheese
String cheese is another snack that your kids will love. What’s not to love about peeling the cheese into tiny flower petals made of cheese?
What’s more, it’s packed with 8 grams of protein. Perfect for growing kids.
9. Crackers and peanut butter
Longing for the carefree days of childhood? Have some crackers and peanut butter.
Those were staples of lunch boxes – back in the day. And for a good reason- you have the crispy, saltiness of crackers with the creamy sweetness of peanut butter.
Want all the yumminess of crackers and peanut butter – without all the mess? Have some of these sandwich crackers.
They are individual packs of sandwich crackers. Peanut butter is sandwiched between two whole-grain crackers.
Just grab a pack or two and toss them in your purse or bag!
10. Crackers and tuna salad
Do you need a nut-free snack for your kids’ after-school activities? Try crackers and tuna salad.
The crackers provide carbs which give your kids energy. And the tuna salad provides protein which builds muscle and helps your kids grow.
It also provides omega-3 fats that are good for your kids’ brains.
Want to avoid the hassle of making and packing your own tuna salad? You can get Bumble Bee Snack on the Run Tuna Salad kits. They include individual tuna salad kits that come with crackers.
11. Crackers and cheese
Are you looking for a vegetarian option? Crackers and cheese are a great option.
Like tuna, cheese is a good source of protein. One 3-ounce serving of cheddar cheese contains 7 grams of protein.
It is also rich in Vitamin K, which is vital for heart and bone health. So, eat that cheddar cheese!
12. Hummus and carrots
Are you looking for a vegan option? Hummus and carrots are an excellent choice.
You have the crunchiness and sweetness paired with the creaminess of hummus. It’s a match made in foodie heaven.
What’s more, hummus is made with chickpeas. So, it’s a good source of plant-based protein.
13. Lupini bean dip and veggies
Looking for a low-carb alternative to hummus? Give Lupini bean dip a try.
It’s creamy and delicious and contains zero grams of net carbs. So, you can eat to your heart’s desires and not get out of ketosis.
Just pair it with your favorite low-carb veggies – and you’re good to go.
Lupini bean dip may be harder to find at your local grocery store. So, if you want to stock up on some, you can get some here.
14. Dry roasted edamame
Feeling adventurous? Have some dry roasted edamame.
You may have tasted it served fresh at a Japanese restaurant. But it tastes even better roasted – bet you can’t have just one.
Good thing it’s good for you. It is one of the few plant-based sources that is a complete protein.
That means it contains all the amino acids that your body needs. It also contains isoflavone antioxidants that may reduce bone loss.
Want to give it a try? You can get some here. They are packed in nicely portioned 100-calorie snacks – perfect for portion control.
15. Cheese crisps
Do you need a low-carb alternative to potato chips? Cheese crisps are an excellent option.
They’re light, crispy, and cheesy – healthy eating doesn’t get much yummier than this.
You can make yours from scratch by shredding some cheese. Then place the cheese in mounds on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.
Finally, bake until crispy. If you’re runny short on time, you can simply buy pre-packaged cheese crisps like these.
You get 2 different flavors – Parmesan and cheddar cheese. So, you never get bored.
16. Pork rinds
Need another great low-carb alternative to potato chips? Try some pork rinds.
You get tons of crunchiness and flavor – without all the carbs. In fact, a one-ounce serving of pork rinds contains zero grams of net carbs.
Meanwhile, a one-ounce serving of potato chips contains 14 grams of net carbs. Yikes!
Need to stock up on some pork rinds? You can get them here.
17. Trail mix
Going on a hike? Pack some trail mix.
It’s the perfect snack because it’s high in calories. So it will fuel you for a long hike.
Be careful when selecting store-bought trail mixes. Some contain candy, so it’s not that healthy.
Look for those with natural ingredients such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruit like these ones here.
18. Granola bars
Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Have a granola bar – or two.
After all, who can resist those chewy, nutty morsels of goodness?
Not only are they great for snacking on, but they’re also great for breakfast.
Now granola bars often get a bad rap. That’s because a lot of store-bought versions contain tons of added sugar, which is so unnecessary.
So, to control the amount of sugar, you can make yours from scratch. This Easy Granola Bar recipe contains only 5 ingredients.
And it takes only 15 minutes to make. Easy peasy.
Looking for a keto-friendly granola bar? These ones here contain only 2 grams of net carbs.
19. Protein bars
Want to amp your protein intake? You can’t go wrong with protein bars.
Protein bars can curb cravings for unhealthy snacks. And they can help you lose weight.
Not all protein bars are created equal, though. If your goal is to lose weight, you want to stick to protein bars that contain under 200 calories.
Also, try and look for one that is high in fiber. This will help you feel full even longer.
One great option is Zing protein bars which you can check out here. They are full of quality ingredients lie almond butter, dark chocolate, and fruits.
They’re high in protein and fiber while being low in sugar. As an added bonus, they contain heart-healthy fats.
20. Hard-boiled eggs
You likely have hard-boiled eggs for breakfast. But have you considered having them as a snack?
They contain protein to fill you up. And they’re a great source of choline.
Choline is vital for a healthy nervous system. It even helps with fat metabolism by removing cholesterol from your liver.
You can cook them on your stovetop. Or you can use an egg-maker instead.
This one can cook 6 eggs at a time. So, it’s perfect for your busy schedule.
21. Peanut butter and toast
You can’t go more basic than peanut butter and toast. Peanut butter provides the protein to fill you up.
And the toast provides carbs to keep your energy levels.
To get the most bang for your buck, choose whole wheat bread. That’s because whole wheat bread contains more fiber, which fills you up more.
Need a low-carb option. You can use this low-carb bread.
I love summer, as I’m sure many of you do too. But running errands in the blazing heat can get tiring – fast.
It’s at times like this when you want something cold to cool down.
Smoothies are an excellent way to do this. Not only are they cooling, but they also provide vitamins and minerals.
And they’re very easy to make. Simply add some fresh/frozen fruit, ice, and non-dairy beverage to a blender, and blend until smooth.
To carry it on the go, just place it in a portable smoothie cup like this. They come in a variety of colors to suit your fancy.
They’re also good for hot or cold liquids. So, you can even use them to carry your coffee.
23. Beef sticks
Do you love your meat? Then pack some meat sticks.
Beef sticks are a great way to have your fill of meat. And you don’t have to worry after refrigerating them.
When choosing a beef stick, try and look for one that doesn’t contain nitrites and nitrates. That’s because nitrites and nitrates are carcinogenic.
I recommend these ones here because they don’t contain nitrites and nitrates. They’re also made with grass-fed beef, so they have heart-healthy omega-3s.
Do you like olives on your pizza? Well, you can also eat olives as a snack.
Not only are they delicious, but they are also good for you. Olives are rich in Vitamin E, which you need for healthy skin.
They also contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
You can portion some olives in a small food storage container. Or you can get them already ready to go in single-serve containers.
25. Seaweed snacks
Are you vegan but craving fishy flavors? Try some seaweed snacks.
They’re crispy, salty, and have a pleasant fishy taste. And they’re packed with plant-based omega-3s.
Are you watching your carbs too? Then make sure you choose those that don’t contain a lot of sugar.
These ones here contain only 1 gram of net carbs per serving. And they have only 20 calories per serving.