As nutritional therapy practitioner, one of the most common questions I get is how to eat real food while traveling/working full time/ maintaining a busy schedule.
Not everyone has the convenience of cooking and eating every meal from home (myself included) so how do we stay nourished on the go?
Well, as the queen of “purse snacks” I feel it is my duty to share some of my favorite pre-packaged, real-food snacks that don’t require any refrigeration and can be easily transported to a day at the office, the beach, a road trip…you name it!
Look for any flavors without added sugar. This one is my absolute favorite (it is SPICY though so be warned)
These bars are perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth and include a little protein to keep you satisfied. The chocolate sea salt is my favorite and reminds me of a healthified-brownie.
Most people have tried Lara Bars before, and I include these on the list because they are the most easily available and can be found at nearly every grocery store and gas station if you don’t have a Whole Foods near by. They are also super cheap! My favorite flavor is the blueberry muffin.
Dang coconut chips
I love that these are raw, sprouted, and have no added sugar! This company also makes bars as well. I love the Spirulina flavor because i’m a sucker for anything green, but they also have a pizza flavor now?!? Must try.
The Good Bean Crispy Chickpeas
I am OBSESSED with chickpeas and pretty much eat them daily. This is a great way to bring them on the go with you. They are the perfect salty +crunchy snack. I like the sea salt flavor.
Now, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous (like me) and don’t give AF about keeping entire meals in your purse/carry on/pockets, here are a few more ideas:
Wild caught sardines/canned salmon
Pre-baked sweet potatoes with nut butter
Avocado (make sure to bring a plastic knife to open)
Bananas and apples (both travel well)
Carrot/ celery slices
Homeade kale chips (or store bought, but those are effing expensive)
Hard-boiled eggs (don’t leave these out of the fridge too long…)
Hopefully this gave you some helpful ideas of real-food snacks that can be taken with you anywhere!
Remember to keep this list handy in preparation for the 21 Day Rebelle Reset as well! When looking for store-bought, real-food snacks, make sure to read ingredient lists carefully to make sure there is no added sugar, soy, gluten/grains, or dairy. If there are more than 5 ingredients, or there are ingredients you don’t recognize, there are a few things you can do: 1. Google it. 2. Post a pic in the Facebook group and myself or another member will give you feedback. 3. Leave it and choose something you are sure is a good choice.
Obviously, home cooked meals eaten in a relaxed environment are the IDEAL but sometimes life gets in the way and we need a quick and easy (sometimes packaged…) snack to stave off the hAnger.
What did I forget? Let me know in the comments section which real-food snacks I need to try!