8 Healthy Snacks for Busy Women
These days we’re all busy women! Click through for healthy snacks to keep you satisfied from morning to night
Early morning rush
Feeling the morning rush? On days when you just don’t have time to sit down for breakfast, grab a portable option you can take to go. Greek yogurt combined with whole grain cereals, crunchy nuts and pieces of fruit makes for a well-rounded breakfast or healthy snack with 11 grams of protein. Available in Apple or Apricot.
Liberté Greek Muesli, $4/2-pack at grocery stores
Craving something sweet? Snack on this Dark Chocolate & Red Berries granola from Nature’s Path. Organic oats and flax help keep you full while coconut and dark chocolate satisfy a sweet tooth.
Snack tip: It’s best to portion out each serving or before you know it, the bag will be empty!
Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola, $6 at grocery stores
3 p.m. snack slump
Beat the 3 p.m. slump with a low-fat, protein-rich snack like Krave Gourmet Jerky. Available in four delicious flavours: Sweet Chipotle, Chili Lime, Sweet Teriyaki and Black Cherry Barbeque. (Plus, no added preservatives or artificial flavours.)
Krave Gourmet Jerky, $9 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and select Sobeys.
An apple a day
Get a daily dose of fruit with these convenient cups. Made only from real organic fruit and containing no added sugars.
Great Value Organic Unsweetened Apple Snack, $2.50/6-pack at Walmart
Starbucks Canada is now carrying California-based Evolution Fresh Cold-Pressed Juices. High Pressure Processing (HPP), where the bottles are immersed in cold water and then pressurized, safely retains nutrients and keeps juice fresh. Available in Sweet Berry, Super Green, Sweet Greens and Orange.
Evolution Fresh Cold-Pressed Juice, $5-6 at Starbucks
Sweet and spicy
These all-natural coconut chips provide a satisfying crunch. Choose from sweet, salty or spicy flavours like Classic Coconut, Smokin’ Sriracha, Cheeky Chocolate and Wild Wasabi.
Hungry Buddha Coconut Chips, $4 at select grocery stores
Stash one (or two) of these healthy fruit and nut bars in your purse to keep hangry moods at bay. Available in six flavour combinations: Cocoa Orange, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Delight, Berry Delight, Strawberry Crunch and Banana Crunch. Each bar has an average of just five ingredients and is wheat-, dairy- and gluten-free.
Eat Nakd Wholefood snack bars, $1.50 at major grocery stores.
For crunchy cravings
Creative combos set these chips apart from the crowd. Oh, and the fact that the base ingredient is roasted coconut. Try flavours like Tamari & Cracked Pepper and Coconut Bacon.
Hippie Foods Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips, $6 at select grocery and health food stores