Published 16 October 2017 Category: Compass Tips

10 Healthy On-The-Go Snacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

As a busy entrepreneur, your days may often feel like they are over before they begin! This means having healthy snacks on hand is not always at the top of your priority list, despite your desire to fuel your frenzied workday.

With a few healthy on-the-go snacks, you won’t need to visit a healthfood store. You just need simple natural ingredients you probably already have in your pantry along with a few minutes to spare.

Having quick access to quality snacks is a surefire strategy to boost your chances of healthy eating success during a busy workday. These ‘super-snacks’ provide high fiber carbohydrates and proteins to give you energy that lasts! That being said, sometimes we all make less than optimal choices. However, you need and deserve any advantage to continue being the kick-ass entrepreneurs that you are!

Here are some super snacks to try:

Homemade trail mix
Pumpkin seeds, dried cherries or cranberries, sunflower seeds, golden raisins, macadamia nuts, chopped pecans.

Banana Roll ups
Spread whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter. Roll banana in wrap.  Cut vertically into bite-size pieces.

Fruit & cheese kabobs
Skew chunks of pineapple, grape, and strawberries with marble cheese on kebab stick.

Yogurt Parfait
Layer your favourite type of yogurt with fresh fruit and granola.

Protein smoothies
Easy, quick and nutritious, smoothies with spinach, avocado, berries, chia seeds, yoghurt and coconut milk are recommended. Combine these with your favourite high quality protein powder and you have a delicious, filling and healthy snack.

Avocado Smash
Using a ripe avocado, smash it on toast or crackers with a drizzle of lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Fresh Fruit Platter
A bowl of fruits of your choice should set you up well for the day.

Nuts or Seeds
Raw or roasted, nuts and seeds make a terrific grab-and-go snack combo.

These are a substantial snack, and require a little forward planning, but can be good on the run.  Fillings don’t have to be complicated, so keep it simple to avoid soggy bread or escaping lettuce leaves.  Choose whole grain bread for the most fibre and spread with a thin layer of nut butter, hummus or low fat cream cheese for some protein.

Mixed Greens
Mixed greens, including spinach, romaine lettuce, and kale are perfectly paired with any course of the day and we don’t need to remind you of the whole array of health benefits in your greens.

What’s the Bottom Line?
Make a list of your top 5 snacks you’d like to try from our list and add the ingredients you need to your next grocery list.

Snack Hack: As soon as you get home from the grocery store, prepare whatever you can ahead of time (i.e. cut/wash veggies and fruit; put nuts/trail mix into individual portion controlled containers or baggies) and designate a “snack stash” space in your fridge and/or cupboard.

We invite you to level up your lifestyle with these convenient, healthy, super-snacks without any disruption to your busy work days.