If you’re like many people, your busy lifestyle probably doesn’t leave many hours in the day to prepare healthy meals and snacks, and you might find yourself grabbing whatever is easy and convenient on your way out the door. Unfortunately, that often means that your snack of choice is less than healthy and may not provide the nutrition you need to power through the day. If you’re looking for grab and go snacks that are actually good for you, look no further than these simple recipes for our four best snacks on-the-go.
Protein + Oatmilk Blueberry Bars
If you love the taste of granola bars but find that they don’t keep you full because they’re severely lacking in the protein department, our protein and oatmilk blueberry bars are the perfect snack. These simple bars use protein from organic vanilla oatmilk protein powder to boost your protein intake while relying on fresh blueberries, cashew butter, and honey for the sweet taste your whole family will love. These bars are completely vegan and bake in about half an hour, providing you with the perfect snack to fuel your week.
Chocolate Protein Pops
These chocolate protein pops take red and green apple slices and dip them in a smooth, sweet chocolate sauce made from dark chocolate chips, chocolate fudge protein powder, and coconut oil. Think of it like a better-for-you (but still delicious) version of your favorite cake pop. Each serving of two pops contains 6 grams of protein, or about 12 percent of your daily value, which helps you stay fuller for longer between meals. Since they’re on a stick, it’s easy to throw a few into a bag and bring them along in the car for a no-mess treat!
Protein Sweet Potato Hummus and Veggies
Love dips but hate the feeling that you’re straying from your intended nutrition plan? This protein sweet potato hummus offers a fresh, nutritious take on the traditional dip, and helps you get your veggies in. Made from sweet potato, unsweetened protein powder, cooked lentils, tahini, and some seasoning, it's easy to whip up this delicious dip in a food processor in 15 minutes or less. You’ll get a protein boost from the dip while also incorporating a serving of veggies. Serve with your favorite sliced veggies or whole grain chips.
Chocolate Protein Muffins
Muffins aren’t just for mornings; they’re also an easy snack on-the-go. These chocolate protein muffins are more than just tasty; they are packed with protein, are gluten-free, and are dairy-free. Each serving of two muffins contains a whopping 16 percent of your daily value of protein, plus 4 grams of dietary fiber that keeps you feeling full. Try making a batch on the weekend and eating them throughout the week when you need a pick me up!