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Healthy yet tasty snacks are not easy to come by at the grocery store. Instead, you fall victim of the not so good for you processed junk food. Or maybe, you can actually afford to buy organic foods that will cost you a fortune, so you choose that instead.

If you’re a snacker then you know that  good snack can be a life saver in busy weekdays. To make it easier you should invest your time and money on making good healthy snacks at home that you can carry with you throughout the week.

Why snacking?

When you choose to carry small healthy snacks with you, you never get too hungry for too long. This means that by the time lunch or dinner comes around you won’t be hungry to the point of overeating. It’ll help you be more aware of your portions and decide when you’re actually full and it’s time to stop eating.

Also, it is extremely important not to get so hungry that you don’t even take the time to make something healthy and processed fast food instead. Having healthy snacks on hand at all times can really improve your nutrition by giving you a chance to eat real food that’s ultimately good for you.

I’ve come up with 5 different snack ideas that can easily be carried around in your bag. All you need is the right container to take them.

 

  1. Granola Bars

 

These snacks are very tasty and healthy for you, yet they are so easy to make. You can make a batch of it in the weekends and store it in parchment paper inside a plastic container. When you want to take them with you transfer into a cooling lunch box to maintain their shape and taste.

Most of these recipes are gluten-free or/and dairy-free. Click on the Images to see the recipes. 

 

 

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Bars

 

No-bake Almond Cherry Granola Bars

 

Oats and Honey Granola Bars

 

Healthy Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

 

  1. Small Ball Bites

 

These are the cutest type of snack I mention here. Like the granola bars, they’re small and tasty. Easy to carry anywhere. Instead of being crunchy and rectangular they’re ball-shaped and soft and dewey on the inside. You can make them in any flavour you want, and most of them don’t even need baking. So easy to make and so delicious! You can take with you in a cooling lunch box to keep them from melting in warmer days. There are a bunch of recipes online but for now try these ones:

 

No-bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

 

Pumpkin Energy Balls

 

  1. Dried Fruit and Nut Mix

 

This probably the easiest snack to make and, most importantly, to carry. All you need is a ziplock bag and you can enjoy a crunchy and tasty snack all day long. Dried fruit and nuts are very beneficial for us. They have many healthy fats and nutrients our bodies need. Choose the fruit and nut you prefer and mix the at home. Store them in an air-tight container, and move them to a ziplock bag as you need.

 

Antioxidant Trail Mix

 

Paleo Trail Mix

 

  1. Muffins

 

Everyone enjoys muffins. Usually they are filled with sugar, dairy and gluten. That can be very detrimental to your health. Especially the ones you buy in stores. Instead, make your own! Take time to prepare and bake good healthy tasty muffins you can enjoy without feeling guilty. These are also so easy to store and carry. Wrap them in napkins and then in aluminum foil. They’ll be fresh and moist long enough for you to have in your busy weekdays.

 

Chocolate Chip Muffins

 

Blueberry Banana Muffins

 

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

 

  1. Fruity Ice Pops

 

This snack is great for the summer days when it’s so hot outside and you need something cold and fresh. Make your own ice pops at home with no added sugars, no chemicals and full of vitamins and nutrients. You’re going to need individual ice pop molds and a freezer lunch box to carry them. Try these from Ikea: Chosigt or Utspadd. When it comes to carrying the ice pops, use a cooler lunch box like this one: Freezable Classic or Insulated Lunch Bag and keep a freezer pack inside for added protection.

 

Carry it with you to the office and transfer to the freezer (if your office has one) or eat within 1 to 2 hours.

 

Mango Pineapple Ice Pops

 

Strawberry Mango Ice Pops

 

Red Grape Ice Pops

 

If you like healthy recipe ideas like these, then check out 12 Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories, and 10 Summer Salads to Try Today.