Summer is the perfect season to spend time outside – enjoying the beauty of nature and fun activities with the people you love. As you are packing your day bag, what are the best healthy snacks on-the-go? Having nutritional snacks on hand is an important part of preparing for any outdoor adventure.
System for Healthy Snacks on the Go
Whether you are taking off for a day trip, or you are a busy mom with a schedule full of soccer practices and play dates at the park, a little bit of planning goes a long way to ensuring that you always have healthy snacks available. Grab a few things on your way out the door so you aren’t tempted to stop at a fast-food drive-thru.
Create a system in your pantry with a grab-and-go snack bin filled with dried fruit, nuts, and other healthy snacks. This organized system not only makes it easy to find the snacks, but you also can see when it’s time to re-stock your supply. Non-refrigerated snacks are the simplest solution. But sometimes it’s nice to bring a cooler so you can enjoy fresh foods.
4 Portable Snack Ideas
Here are some easy portable snack ideas that your family will love:
- Chopped Veggies: A handful of carrot sticks and fresh cucumbers can be a perfect snack on a hot, summer afternoon. Cut up your favorite veggies and keep them in individual portions in the fridge.
- Trail Mix: A classic healthy snack on-the-go is a mix of sweet and salty in one package. When choosing a trail mix, avoid the products with food dyes and unhealthy ingredients. At Nature’s Garden, our popular trail mix snack packs include dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.
- Homemade Energy Bars: A mix of dates, nuts, seeds, and oatmeal can be a delicious combination for a boost of energy. Include a Power Nut Mix in the recipe for a good source of protein.
- Fresh Fruit: While it’s nice to have chopped fruit for nutritional snacks, don’t overlook the simplicity of throwing an apple, banana, or orange in your bag.
Our team at Nature’s Garden makes it easy to keep your family fueled with healthy snacks on the go. Try our range of keto snack mixes. Or, for what we think is the best summer snacking trend, try any of our new Functional Snack Mixes.