Healthy fruit and veggie snacks when you are on the go
When I know I’m going to be away for a few hours, I always try to bring healthy fruit and veggie snacks to curb my hunger along the way. If I don’t do that, I’ll end up buying chips or some other unhealthy junk when my stomach starts complaining.
I know it would be better to prepare fresh fruit or vegetables to bring along. But when I’m in a rush, it’s not always possible. That’s why I find it practical to always have healthy vegan snacks on hand.
I’m a big fan of three fruit and veggie snacks that combine fruit, veggies, and often other ingredients that provide a bit of protein or other essential nutrients.
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Healthy fruit and veggie snacks with omega-3s: Mamma Chia
I tasted my first Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack after a hike. I had planned for lunch, as this was a day-long trek, but I had not anticipated how hungry I would be on the drive home. As I got into my car, I started feeling light-headed. I searched my backpack and grabbed a sample Mamma Chia pouch I’d been meaning to try. That one little pouch kept me satisfied until I made it home.
The Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality snack is made of fruits, vegetables, and organic chia. Chia seeds not only provide you with a little bit of protein, but are also an important source of essential omega-3 fatty acids. I loved the chia because it seemed to cut down the sweetness of the puree, which was nice.
If you look in the comments on Amazon, people have shared their own recipes to make these little purees, so feel free to experiment a bit if you’ve never tried a chia snack before. However, when on the go, when time is of the essence, having a few of these healthy fruit and veggie snacks from Mamma Chia on hand is very practical. Why not buy a variety pack and try all the flavors?
Healthy fruit and veggie snacks that fit anywhere: Veggie-Go’s strips
Ever notice how workout clothing or even regular, everyday clothes don’t seem to have pockets anymore (well, women’s clothing anyways)? Sometimes, you just want to run an errand, grab your phone, your keys and go, but where would you slip a little something to eat if you get hungry?
That’s when these fruit and veggie strips from Veggie-Go’s really come in handy. I remember fruit leather back when I was a kid. Boy were these things sweet! Well Veggie-Go’s are a tasty adult version of the fruit leather snacks. They are made with fruits and vegetables, so the balance in sweetness is perfect. I tried the beets and apples strips (I love beets!), and the mountain berries and spinach strips, and they have just enough snack to them to keep you going.
You have to have a solid set of teeth to eat those, as they are not always easy to tear apart. But as a quick snack to slip in a wallet or in a folding cell phone case, I think these healthy fruit and veggie snacks from Veggie-Go’s are perfect! I purchased a variety pack to try the different flavors and liked them all, but you can also buy the flavors individually (the Tropikale flavors is not available in variety packs):
A small and satisfying snack on the go!
Healthy fruit and veggie snacks with some substance: Betty Lou’s bars
Now, if you’re just out of the gym, planning an afternoon out shopping, or site seeing, a snack like the Veggie-Go’s strips just won’t cut it. You need something with a bit more substance, but without all the chemicals and stuffers you typically find in bars these days.
That’s where the Betty Lou’s Fruit&Veggie Bars come in. Each bar is packed with fruit and vegetables, as well as some rice protein to really curb your hunger.
These bars are not as sweet as granola bars, for example, because they contain no additional sweeteners (natural or artificial). Their sweetness comes mostly from the dates.
I’ve had some dried fruit bars before and the texture was not always great. You’d come across bits and pieces that were a bit harder to chew on. That is not the case with the Betty Lou’s fruits and veggie bars. Everything is blended together perfectly.
With one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables in each bar, these are also a good way to make sure you get your daily servings in. Even people who are not crazy about eating their fruits and vegetables will love these bars, as you can read in these comments from Amazon customers:
So here you go: three healthy fruit and veggie snacks that are good to have on hand when you’re on the go.