Ideas for Healthy Snacking On-the-Go

Playgroup Granola Bars
Photo: Molly

Quick pick-me-ups might feel right for post-lunch slumps or long car drives. But these convenience foods and coffee drinks often leave us more tired. Most are low in protein, fiber, and vitamin-rich nutrients — the elements we need to satisfy us and help control blood sugar levels without adding extra inches to the waistline.

These 7 make-ahead snacks are made with whole ingredients to keep you energized and satisfied on long shopping days, after school, or during work meetings. You'll be armed and ready for the stare down with the candy bar in the checkout line.

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Sriracha Lime Popcorn

Spicy and tangy popcorn is a good source of fiber and fits perfectly in a resealable bag. Pop it in your car for long days out and about.

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Peanut Butter Sesame Seed Balls

Peanut butter meets sesame seeds in the crunchy on-the-go ball of energy loaded with protein.

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Almond 'You Must Be Nuts' Crackers

Top these crunchy grain-free crackers with a slice of cheese and pear for a satisfying, well-balanced snack.

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Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (And I Mean Perfect)

hard-boiled eggs on a dark plate

Protein in its purest form here! Grab a piece of fruit and a hard-boiled egg for an afternoon snack. It takes about 40 minutes, an easy thing to do while you drink your coffee in the morning.

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Baked Kale Chips

a top-down view of crispy-looking dark green kale leaves on a white plate
Mamie Caira

Move over potato chips...crunchy kale chips are here! Kale is here to the rescue, providing a great source of Vitamin A, C, and K, protein, folate, and so much more.

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Jumping Ginger Smoothie

Ginger, avocado, and kale come together in this green smoothie with a zip. Make this for your morning meal, and you've gotten a day's worth of fiber, 10 grams of protein, and spicy start to your day before you tackle the mall.

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Playgroup Granola Bars

Playgroup Granola Bars

Make a batch of these kid-friendly snack bars on the weekends, and bag them up for snacking all week between activities and after school. You can customize some of the ingredients to fit your family's tastes.

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