Life gets crazy, and sometimes all you have time to do is feed the chickens and get the kids out the door. But wait! You need to feed you too! Having easy snacks that you can grab quickly can save your sanity when trying to get everything done.
6 Easy Snacks you can grab and go.
Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, and hard-boiled eggs are super duper portable. They even come with their own packaging!
If you need some tips on hard-boiling fresh eggs, check out How To Hard Boil Fresh Eggs.
Few things are quite as portable as string cheese. Because of it’s plastic packaging it will stay fresh even without an ice pack. More than once I’ve thrown a handful of string cheese into my purse when running out the door.
On the best easy snacks out there is dried fruit. Classic red box of raisins anyone? Our personal favorite right now is dried mango. It doesn’t melt if left in the car, and doesn’t need refrigerated. Costco has a giant bag of it that will last quite a while. If you’d rather make your own, here’s how to dehydrate foods without a dehydrator.
Salami or Jerky
Another current favorite is salami or jerky. You can even make your own jerky! Dried meats are another option you can throw in a bag without worrying about an ice pack.
Whether you love granola bars or protein bars, they can be a great grab and go snack. If you want to make your own, Pioneer Woman has a good recipe. My personal purchased favorite is Built Bars (affiliate link).
Gorp, or trail mix is always a great option too. You can buy it pre-made or make your own and only include your favorite nuts and chocolates. Cashews, white chocolate, and dried cranberry go well together. So do the classic peanuts, raisins, and chocolate chips.
There are tons of great snack ideas, but here are a few of my favorites when I’m short on time. If you’d like more snacks you can plan ahead and prep, check out Healthy Snack Ideas For a Boost on Harried Days.
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