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Quick & Healthy On-the-Go Snack Recipes

By , Anne Mauney, MPH, RD
You know the drill – by the time the late afternoon rolls around, you’re starving and the office candy jar starts looking better and better. Save yourself the temptation and try one of these simple, healthy, and satisfying portable snack ideas instead.

A bonus: not driving home starving means much less temptation to hit the drive through!
  • Medium-size fruit (or 1 serving dried fruit) with 1 serving unsalted nuts (any kind)
  • Greek yogurt (just store a few in the fridge at work!)
  • Medium-size fruit (banana) or veggie (celery, carrots) with 2 TBSP nut butter
    • Tip: try buying the pre-portioned nut butter packets – easier to bring to work than a whole jar, and then you have portion control built in! They are usually sold in 100 calorie packets at the grocery store.
  • 1/4 cup hummus with as many chopped veggies as you want (carrots, celery, peppers, etc.) 
If you have a little time one night (or over the weekend), try some of these healthy snack recipes, too. Just make a batch ahead of time and pre-portion them out into baggies or tin foil so all you have to do come morning is grab one and go!

5-Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars
 (vegan, gluten free if you use GF certified oats)  

Carrot Cake Muffins
 (vegan, whole wheat)

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars
 (gluten free)

Vegan & Gluten Free Granola Bars

Almond Butter Banana Bars
 (vegan, whole wheat)
What’s your favorite quick and healthy portable snack?

Want some more health tips for busy lifestyles? Check out my previous DailySpark guest posts:

Anne Mauney, MPH, RD is a Washington D.C.-area registered dietitian with a master's of public health in nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill. Anne owns an online-based nutrition counseling private practice and is also the writer of fANNEtastic food, a healthy lifestyle food and fitness blog she uses as a way to motivate others to lead happier, healthier lives.