These healthy snacks on the go are perfect for busy moms who are always on the run! From store-bought products to homemade recipes, these snacks are easy, yummy, and low carb.
This post has been sponsored by Odwalla®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
These days, I am chasing after my active toddler for most of the day or going from one place to another for our social activities—which means I am always eating on the go.
That is why I rely on healthy snacks that I can grab as I am heading out of the door and can eat in the car, at the library, or during a playgroup.
And since I eat mainly low carb and high protein to fight off pre-diabetes and stabilize my blood sugar, healthy snacks on the go are a must for my lifestyle.
Currently, I am really enjoying the NEW Odwalla Zero Sugar Smoothie® Strawberries and Cream flavor. It’s keto friendly, a good source of protein, and has zero sugar added. It has only 110 calories per bottle!! Most importantly, it tastes great and it’s super filling!
Smoothies are perfect for when I need an easy, ready-to-go healthy snack. Those days when I am rushing to get out of the door and I know we won’t be back home until lunch time.
Having a healthy snack like the Odwalla Zero Sugar Smoothie on hand helps me keep my sugar levels steady, as well as prevents me from feeling hungry and therefore overeating at lunchtime.
The new Odwalla Zero Sugar Smoothies come in a variety of flavors and are available at your local Safeway.
What is Considered a Healthy Snack?
There are a variety of opinions on what constitutes a healthy snack depending on what diet and lifestyle you follow.
For me, a healthy snack is a balanced choice that contains more protein and lower carbs.
Why Should I Eat Snacks?
Snacks are an important component of a balanced diet. Healthy snacks help you avoid hunger between meals and therefore prevent you from overeating at meal times. For pre-diabetics, diabetics, and people trying to loose weight, healthy snacks also help keep blood sugar steady and stimulate the metabolism.
But, probably the most important reason I have healthy snacks always in my car or in my purse is to avoid being hangry and making bad decisions—like going to a drive-thru and ordering the worst meal ever because I am hungry.
Healthy Snacks On The Go
In this list, I’ve included snacks that are always in my pantry or in my fridge to help me eat healthy as a busy mom on the go.
I’ve separated them into store-bought and homemade categories to give you some ideas for what might best fit your lifestyle.
Store-Bought Healthy Snacks On-the-Go
If you are looking for a delicious, store-bought, healthy snack on the go, you need to check out the new Odwalla Zero Sugar Smoothies. They come in a variety of flavors and are keto friendly, gluten free, vegan, and only 100-110 calories per bottle. What is even better is that it is a good source of protein and contains zero sugar, perfect for folks like me that need to control their carb intake.
Fruit and Cheese
Fruit is a great healthy snack on-the-go, but it can be tricky if you are eating low carb because most fruit contains quite a bit of sugar.
However, when paired with cheese or yogurt, you balance the carbs with a protein.
Berries are a great option if you want to still stay low carb as they have less sugar than other fruit. And who doesn’t like fruit and cheese?
There are many options available these days, depending on your lifestyle and protein needs. Just make sure to read the nutrition label.
Nuts are some of the easiest snacks to carry around. I always have a stash in my car for hunger emergencies. I also like to add a few dried cranberries to add sweetness or season my nuts with spices for variety.
Veggies and hummus
Great for busy moms that are vegan, vegetarian, or just trying to eat more vegetables in their diet, veggies and hummus are one of the easiest, healthiest snacks to take with you on the go.
Popcorn without butter or other toppings is actually pretty healthy. When it’s air popped without oil, it’s actually low calorie and has great fiber.
Low-carb followers love jerky. It’s easy, doesn’t require refrigeration and nowadays, you can find a lot more flavor options in the grocery store.
Green Veggie Chips
Kale chips, zucchini chips, and seaweed chips—the options are endless! You can also make kale chips at home but if you prefer to buy them, the store-bought ones with parmesan (like the one below) are pretty addictive!
Frozen edamame is super easy to prepare at home. Simply boil, steam, or microwave and you’ve got a plant protein that is pretty satisfying.
Homemade Healthy Snacks On-the-Go
Hardboiled eggs are one of the most versatile healthy snacks that you can take on the go. Super easy to make, it only takes 15 minutes to make at home.
If you end up not using it for snacks, it’s a great topping for salads or added to sandwiches. Even better, it’s a snack you can share with your kids.
If you are on a keto diet, bacon is a great snack. In under 4 minutes, you can have perfectly cooked bacon in the microwave.
Egg muffins are an awesome breakfast or healthy snack on the go. Just grab one as you head out the door and you don’t need anything else until lunch or dinner.
These homemade low-carb turkey meatballs are so good as an on-the-go snack. Simply pop one or two in a container and there you go. It tastes as good cold as it does warm, and it’s very filling.
Keto Bread Sandwiches
Keto bread is such a great substitute for normal bread. It’s ready in less than 90 seconds and can be paired with deli meat and cheese to create a more substantial snack/sandwich.
Tuna salad adds great variety to snacks and pair well with a variety of veggies.
These delicious healthy snacks will keep you fueled so that you can chase after your little ones, too.