Whether you’re hitting the beach, the gym, or just the office, it’s important for your body and brain to have the fuel they need to perform their best. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Check out this helpful guide to fast, nutritious snacks on the go, and get ready to seriously up your snacking game!
Classics Never Go Out of Style
One can’t-go-wrong fast snack solution is the classic raw veggie combo of carrots and celery. Fresh raw vegetables have a snap that is the sound of pure refreshment. Combine yours with a single-serving packet of peanut or other gourmet nut butter (try Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter or Eliot’s Spicy Thai Peanut Butter) and you’ll be packing in the protein as well as important vitamins.
Keep Your Cool
Nothing beats the heat and fills you up quite like a refreshing, vitamin-packed smoothie. We like this easy vegan option:
1 cup almond or other milk substitute
1 cup frozen fruit medley (these can be found prepackaged in the freezer aisle)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
Not planning on drinking it until the afternoon? Try pouring the mixture into an ice tray and freezing. Fill a sealable container with the cubes and, by the time you’re ready to enjoy it, your delicious smoothie should be soft enough for sipping.
Kicking It Keto
For a quick kick of keto goodness, you can’t go wrong with a delicious cucumber mini-sub. Start by scraping the seeds out of a medium sized cucumber. Spread in mayonnaise, and mustard if you like. Pile on turkey, ham, or roast beef. Add a slice or two of cheese. Then top with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Put the lid on and wrap in plastic food wrap or foil. When your between-meal hunger hits, you’ll have that midday slump beat with this delicious treat!
OK, here’s another summertime classic that’s hard to top: frozen grapes. Just toss a bag of purple grapes into your freezer and then grab it as you head out the door. Whatever time you’re ready for a snack, pop a handful of these into your mouth. They have an amazing texture and pack a variety of vitamins and minerals, including copper, vitamin K, and healthy antioxidants. Pro tip: This works wonderfully with blueberries, too.
Eating for your lifestyle can have a tremendous impact on your mood, health, and concentration, helping you get more out of everyday in our great city. Visit the Yard 8 blog today for more great tips on living your life to the max.