Having a crazy schedule does not always have to hinder your healthy eating. I try to stay away from overly processed foods, but when you are constantly on the go it can be challenging. On the days where you have to be away from home for hours, it can be difficult to pack snacks that will not perish after a few hours. Transitioning to a cleaner diet, I usually try to have some fruits and vegetables as snacks first so they do not go bad in my bag, and then if I am still hungry, I move on to the packaged snacks, which I use as a last resort.
I usually go to Target or Trader Joe's to get some of my snacks. Lately, I have also realized that Home Goods is a great place to buy snacks as well. These places all have delicious snacks and compared to many other products on the market, many of the foods I find at these places have what I prefer in a snack. When I am snack shopping, I prefer to purchase products with a short ingredient list that is easy to pronounce and ingredients that are considered whole foods. If there is high fructose corn syrup or any other similar ingredients, I will put it back on the shelf. If I do reach for processed foods, I try to make sure it is minimally processed.
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The snacks I got for this grocery haul include Protes, which I got in Spicy Chili Lime and Zesty Salsa. These chips also come in Barbeque, Coconut, and Caramel. Protes are great for protein and appropriate for people who avoid GMOs or are gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan. These are pretty allergen friendly just like the rest of the products in this post. I also LOVE the “15g protein, zero-g guilt” slogan on their package!
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Beanfields are also another one of my favourites and for this trip to the store, I bought Pico De Gallo, Jalapeño Nacho, and regular Nacho. They have many other flavours that are just as delicious as the ones I got during this trip. Some of the other vegan varieties include black bean, white bean, barbecue, and sea salt. If you can not find these during your trip, there is also a very similar brand to this called Late July. Both of these brands are great for nachos and I recommend their varieties.
Natures Bakery has also put out some wonderful products. In this trip I bought, the dark chocolate brownie flavour. These are great for if you are vegan or unable to have dairy for health reasons like me. These are a great alternative to still get that flavour, but in a healthier way. These brands are wonderful because there are so many that are accommodating to allergies and you do not have to sacrifice taste because of a health condition or dietary restriction.
Primal Pantry Bars are other products that I purchase from time to time. I have tried several flavours of the Primal Pantry products and I have been pleased. The varieties I have tried include hazelnut cocoa and cherry brazil nut. Their website also shows that they are putting out an acai berry super seed variety that I am eager to try if I find it in stores!
Chia Seeds are also a top item I purchase because they are great paired with so many things including smoothies and oatmeal. All of these products have been favourites of mine for a while now and I hope others have had great experiences with these products as well. I hope everyone has a great weekend and if you go grocery shopping I recommend trying some of these products. Let me know about some of your favorite on the go snacks!