30+ Snack Ideas for Busy People

30+ Snack Ideas for Busy People
February 11, 2022 Marisa Michael

30+ Snack ideas for busy people

You’re in the middle of a meeting, driving a kid to soccer, rushing from one thing to the next. When your stomach calls, you must answer! Snack ideas are one of the most requested topics with my clients.¬†Try having snacks on hand when you don’t have time for a full meal yet. This will keep you fueled, focused, and energized throughout the day.

Non-perishable snacks: keep in your purse, gym bag, desk drawer, or car. Place in a designated bin in your pantry so you know what to grab in a hurry.

  • Trail mix
  • Nuts
  • Nut butter pouches
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit leather
  • Shelf-stable protein shakes or chocolate milk
  • Granola bars, protein bars
  • Mini bagels
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Dry cereal (high fiber)
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast (mix with milk)
  • Dried seaweed
  • Jerky
  • Canned or pouch of tuna
  • Instant oatmeal cups (steel cut oats)

Perishable snacks: Keep in the fridge, grab it on your way out the door or pair it with a non-perishable item for a between-meal boost.

  • String cheese
  • Babybel mini cheese wheels
  • Hummus
  • Cut up veggies (cucumber, carrots, bell peppers, celery, cherry tomatoes,¬†etc.)
  • Fruit (grapes, berries, apples, oranges, bananas, etc.)
  • Hummus
  • Guacamole
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Chocolate milk
  • Smoothie
  • Sandwich
  • Tortilla wrap with deli meat
  • Boiled eggs
  • Energy bites (made with oats, coconut, nut butter, etc.)
  • Cup of soup
  • Drinkable yogurt smoothies

Winning combos: (aim for a protein + carb)

  • Guacamole and tortilla or chips
  • Hummus and veggies or pita
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Fruit and cottage cheese or yogurt
  • Dried fruit and mixed nuts
  • Seasoned pouch of tuna with crackers or bread
  • Mini bagel with deli meat or lox
  • Graham crackers with peanut butter

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