By Melissa Schuster MS RDN CDN IFNCP, owner of Schuster Nutrition, PLLC

Tips from a Registered Dietitian Best Natural Snacks on the GoHaving a repertoire of on-the-go snacks is key to preventing hunger, curbing cravings, and preventing overeating later in the day. It’s important to eat snacks that contain protein, fat and fiber to balance blood sugar and keep energy levels high.

Here are some of my favorite on-the-go snacks:

  • Trail mix – nuts and seeds have a good balance of protein, healthy fats and fiber. Choose unsalted nuts, and opt for dark chocolate over milk chocolate in the trail mix.
  • String cheese with fruit – cheese is a good source of protein, paired with fiber in the fruit to make it a balanced snack.
  • Nut butter and fruit – individual nut butter packets with a banana or sliced apple is a powerful snack that combines protein, fat and fiber.
  • Hard boiled eggs (or egg bites) and fruit – boiled eggs are easy to make ahead and bring with you, and the egg/fruit combo packs a protein and fiber punch.
  • Hummus with vegetable sticks (e.g. carrots, cucumber, peppers) – hummus has protein, fat and fiber and pairs nicely with a crunchy vegetable; you can buy individual hummus packets for easy portability.
  • Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit – individual containers of yogurt or cottage cheese with a small container or baggie of berries is a great high-protein and high-fiber snack.
  • Turkey or cheese slices (or turkey and cheese roll-ups) – these pack a powerful protein punch, and are great with sliced cucumber or fresh fruit.
  • Jerky sticks, tuna fish packets, cheese whisps, and harvest snap peas are other favorites for non-perishable high protein options that pair well with a piece of fruit, like a banana, apple, pear or orange.
  • Protein smoothies are a great all-in-one snack that contain protein, fat and fiber – just make sure you’re adding a protein powder or Greek yogurt to balance out the sugar in the fruit.

 

Remember – balanced snacks contain protein, fat and fiber to keep you satisfied and energized. For more personalized meal plans and ideas, book a 6-Week 1:1 Concierge Nutrition Bootcamp with Melissa Schuster, MS RDN CDN IFNCP.  https://schusternutrition.com/bootcamp

DISCLAIMER: This information contained in this post is not, and should not be construed as, medical advice. It is provided for informational purposes only. Each individual’s situation, nutritional needs and medical situation are different, and the information contained in this post may not be appropriate for your personal situation. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before implementing any change to your lifestyle, food intake, exercise regimen or medical treatment.

 

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