Fitness Friday: 8 Healthy On-the-Go Snacks

Busy professionals barely have time to get through the gazillion items on their To-do list, let alone plan healthy snacks to tide you over between meals.  However, eating small meals every 3 hours is essential for keeping your metabolism revved and burning fat and calories all day.

If you’re like me, work a full-time job and building your business on the side (the famous “side hustle”!), you’re constantly on the go and your agenda is full of tasks to MAKE IT HAPPEN!  So, if you find yourself  out and about and starving with nothing to eat, try these healthy, low-calorie snacks to tide you over until meal time.  Enjoy!

  1. Yogurt (pick the low fat/low sugar kind)
  2. Wheat Thins & reduced fat String Cheese
  3. Yogurt and Banana Smoothie
  4. a piece of fruit and skim milk
  5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
  6. half a whole wheat bagel with low fat cream cheese
  7. 15 raw almonds
  8. protein bars

These snacks are between 100-200 calories each and are healthy and nutrient rich.  For real convenience, buy them in single servings packs or pack a serving size in a small zip lock baggie and keep them in your car or brief case.   Pack a cooler with ice in your car to store cold items and water.

Nutrition accounts for about 80% of your overall fitness goals. When you’re starving and low on energy, having healthy snacks readily available will prevent you from grabbing fatty, unhealthy snacks from the nearest vending machine or convenience store.   A little bit of pre-planning and preparation is all it takes to make healthier food choices and stick to your health eating regimen.  You’ll feel better and will have more energy to tackle all the things on your “To-do” list!

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!