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How to Make Sure You Snack Smart When You're On the Go

Pack these portable snacks so you can nourish yourself when you're out and about.

granola bar snacks blue diamonnd pink sea salt almonds edamame cranberry mix
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It happens: your morning routine hits some snags, and you head to work without breakfast. Afternoon meetings stretch into lunchtime. Or the kids have a soccer game and the only thing to eat while you watch on the sidelines are those gummy fruit bites you swipe from the team’s snack supplies. There is a better way!

 

Hangry No More

It takes just a little bit of time to practice a whole lot of self-care in the form of packing healthy, go-anywhere snacks you can tuck into any purse, desk drawer, glove compartment, or gym bag. Choose from a combination of store-bought and homemade tidbits to ensure you never get the low-blood-sugar blues again.

blue diamond pink salt almonds
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Grab and Go

Select a few of your favorites from our list of go-to grocery-store snacks to stash for when the hunger pangs strike.

  • Seasoned roasted almonds (we like Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds)
  • Jerky or all-natural meat sticks
  • Fruit and nut bars
  • Coconut oil- or olive oil-popped popcorn
  • Dried fruit
  • Whole-grain pretzels or crackers
vegan granola bars
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

DIY Snack Packs

When you have a little time to spend in the kitchen, here are some of our favorite homemade bites for portable snacking. Pack them in individual servings to parcel out or stash the whole batch in your desk or trunk so you're well supplied when hunger strikes. 

 

Vegan Granola Bars

These chewy bars are packed with a cornucopia of whole grains (oats, quinoa, wheat germ, and oat bran), nuts (macadamias and pecans), and dried fruit (dates, blueberries, cherries, and papaya). Customize each batch to your taste by switching up the nuts and fruit if you like.

 

Get the Vegan Granola Bar Recipe

 

 

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Wafer-thin slices of sweet potato are tossed with cumin, paprika, and just a smidgen of olive oil for a savory, craveable, and vitamin- and fiber-packed snack. 

 

Get the Baked Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

cranberry edamame snack
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Dry-Roasted Edamame with Cranberries

Not your typical trail mix, this combo of super-crunchy home-dried edamame and chewy cranberries is the ultimate in satisfaction.

 

Get the Dry-Roasted Edamame with Cranberries Recipe

 

 

Apple Chips

We give you the fruit and nothing but the fruit! These addictive apple chips are always in season. 

 

Get the Apple Chips Recipe

 

With your nutrition arsenal fully stocked, you can sidestep the vending machines forever more, saving money and avoiding empty calories.