When you’re eating whatever junk food is handy, it’s pretty easy to grab a bag of chips or a package of cookies and toss them into the car with you. When you want to eat clean, however, you’re going to want to make sure you have some healthy on the go snacks on hand to take along.
One of the best things that you can take with you when you’re not at home is fruit. You can find a variety of fruit that’s tasty for the whole family. Apples are a good choice and so are oranges.
You can pack sliced strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in a take along dish for a snack that’s deliciously sweet, but still healthy. Grapes that are cut up along with plums make a great on the go snack and so do bananas.
Raisins make great take along snacks, too. If you’re looking for an on the go vegetable snack that has some crunch to it, then choose something like sliced cucumbers or celery.
Carrots make a great clean eating snack and so does broccoli or cherry tomatoes. Nuts are always handy and extremely portable. You can choose ones like cashews or almonds.
If you like natural peanut butter, you can toss a jar of it into the car and spread some of it on apple or celery slices for a protein boost. You can find natural trail mix packages to take with you on the go that come in a variety of different choices.
You can make your own bags of individual trail mix if you want to always have a grab and go snack choice available. Just mix some granola, nuts, and dried fruit such as cranberries.
Granola is a favorite clean eating on the go snack and so are whole grain crackers. You can spread peanut butter on crackers too for a filling snack. If you’re going to be traveling some distance and you have a personal cooler that you can take with you to keep snack items chilled, then you can pack foods such as string cheese or Greek yogurt.
When you know you’re going to be out of the house, you can also prepare some great tasting snacks the day before. One of these snacks is string sweet potatoes. All you need is a tablespoon of olive oil for every sweet potato you make.
Cut the potatoes into thin little strings about half the size of ordinary shoestring potatoes. Mix the stringed sweet potatoes with the olive oil. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes, take the potatoes out and mix them around, then return them to the oven and repeat the process twice more.
The potatoes should be done after about 25 minutes depending on your oven. When they’re nice and crunchy, let the potatoes cool off and then place them in individual snack bags. A serving size equals one sweet potato. You can sprinkle sea salt or cinnamon on them for flavor.