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7 Healthy Snacks for Vegetarians on the Go

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"I'm just too busy to eat healthy..."

"I simply don’t have the opportunity to get a healthy meal during a busy day..."

"It’s difficult to grab healthy snacks while on the go..."

Ever find yourself making these statements? Many of us want to eat healthy but the demands of modern life often make it difficult to do so. This is especially true for those of us who find that they have to eat most meals away from home. We start off eating a healthy breakfast. But it’s downhill after that. We grab anything that fills the hole and feel guilty at the end of the day. Then go through the same cycle the next day.

The good news is that difficult doesn’t mean impossible. Eating healthy is possible with a little planning. You can eat healthy while traveling, having a busy day at work or while away from home for any reason. The following snack ideas are great for vegetarians or people on the go who want to eat healthy.

    • Mason jars are all the rave right now. There seem to be countless uses for these timeless containers, and now we have one that will help ensure that you eat a healthy vegetarian snack while on the move. Have a green smoothie in a jar. Mason jars allow the smoothie to retain its nutrients so they don't get lost through oxidation. There are endless varieties of smoothies that you can carry around in a mason jar. Some are as simple as veggie smoothies with spinach or kale.
    • Mason jars aren’t only good for veggie smoothies. They're also a great way to store veggie salads. Use any combination of greens for your salads and pack them into a mason jar. Mason jars do a great job of keeping the salads fresh for several hours even without a cooler.
    • Fresh fruit is the ultimate no-excuses vegetarian healthy snack for people on the go. You can choose to carry the whole fruit or have fruit salad. Fruits like bananas and apples require no preparation. Bananas, bags of berries and apple or other sliced fruits are packed with nutrients and are perfect for a much needed energy boost.
    • Another easy no-excuses healthy vegetarian snack is mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fat. They will fill you up and help you avoid the temptation of eating unhealthy snacks. Dried fruits are a great source of fiber and carbohydrates. They are also great for those with a sweet tooth and will help you curb your sugar cravings.
    • If you’re still craving something sweet, you should try some homemade chocolate bars. Use dark chocolate to make your chocolate bars. You will beat your sugar cravings in a healthy way.
    • Dried veggie chips. Yes, there are kale chips, zucchini chips and other veggie chips. These chips are easy to make and last a long time. You can easily make a batch of chips over the weekend and have a bag ready to eat when you need a snack. They are a great alternative to those potato chips addicted to.
    • Roasted chickpeas are also a great and easy go-to vegetarian snack for people on the go. They are packed with protein and fiber that will help you stay full longer. They are also easy to prepare and can be stored for a long period ensuring that you have a healthy snack for the rest of the week.

    Eating healthy doesn’t have to be time consuming or involve preparing meals all the time. With a little planning you can provide your body with the right kind of fuel to keep it going.



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