Sometimes, it feels as though you’re always on the go! If you have a busy schedule or find yourself hitting the road often, you know how difficult it can be to stay on top of your health goals by eating nutritious and filling foods during your hectic day. Before you pull into the nearest drive thru or forgo eating all together – consider packing these easy, timely, and delicious snacks for your busy day!
The best technique is to pack your snacks the night before in a bag so they’re ready to go in the morning.
1. Hardboiled Eggs
Eggs are an excellent source of protein. Nutritional experts state that it’s perfectly fine for a healthy individual to eat up to 3 eggs per day. Eggs contain “good” cholesterol. Simply place your eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water. Turn the stove to high heat and bring the water to a boil, cover with a lid. Allow them to cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
2. Apple & Almond Cup
Apple slices are a great way to get your daily fruit servings in. Apples are rich in antioxidants and fiber. Almonds are a tasty snack that are high in vitamin E. They can even aid in keeping your blood sugar and cholesterol at a healthy level. Combine sliced apples and almonds in a container for an easy mid-day pick me up.
3. Turkey Spinach Wrap
Who doesn’t enjoy a wrap? For this snack, you will need whole wheat tortilla, turkey slices, spinach, and a sauce of your choice. Layer the turkey slices, spinach, and sauce in the center of a whole wheat tortilla and wrap it up. The whole wheat tortilla is an excellent source of complex carbs to fuel your body and supply you with energy throughout the day. Turkey is a great source of lean protein and spinach adds a necessary serving of greens.
Edamame is an extremely popular food in East Asia. It is high in soy protein, fiber, vitamin K, and antioxidants. They’re a great low-calorie snack to incorporate into your day. Measure a cup of edamame and place it in a container, you can top it with the seasonings of your choice.