Today I am teaming up with Blue Diamond to share some of my favorite on-the-go snacks as part of our summer partnership. Below you will find a handful of simple, (mostly) healthy and delicious snacks that can easily be prepared ahead of time and packed in a beach bag or your purse for a tasty grab-and-go snack when you need it most.
- Trail Mix
This snack is always a favorite! It doesn’t require refrigeration and lasts for quite a while without going bad. Playing around with your favorite ingredients is the key to creating your favorite trail mix, but here are a few yummy combinations:
Chocolate Lovers’ Trail Mix: Blue Diamond Dark Chocolate Almonds + White Chocolate-Covered Mini Pretzels + Chocolate-Covered Cranberries
- Whole Wheat Tortilla Roll Ups
Smear your favorite nut butter on top of a whole wheat tortilla, add a freshly sliced banana, apple or peach and a sprinkle of cinnamon before rolling it up and taking it to go!
- Dry Roasted Edamame with Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds
If you’re someone who gravitates toward salty, savory snacks, I think this one may be right up your alley. It’s crunchy and satisfying thanks to the protein and healthy fats and the smokehouse almonds add a serious punch of flavor.
These bite-size treats are simple to make and do not included any added butter or oil. All of the flavor comes from the banana!
- Fresh Fruit or Carrot Sticks with Almond Butter or a Handful of Nuts
Fruit is nature’s grab-and-go snack! Throwing an apple, a bag of grapes or a banana in your purse with a small baggie of Blue Diamond Whole Natural or Lightly Salted Almonds will allow you to have a healthy snack at your disposal at all times. Slicing an apple or pear ahead of time (squeeze a little lemon juice on the fruit to keep it from browning) and packing it with a bit of your favorite nut butter in a Tupperware container is a great way to have a dip-able snack on hand that tastes great and will leave you satisfied.
These bars are easy to whip up and don’t require the use of an oven – a big-time bonus in the summer! You can easily customize them by using your favorite add-ins! Some of my favorite additions: Coconut flakes, unsweetened dried fruit, chopped Blue Diamond Oven Roasted No Salt Almonds and mini chocolate chips.
- Homemade Granola
By making your own granola, you control the ingredients and can reduce the amount of sugar you might find in store-bought granola. Add homemade granola to your favorite trail mix, sprinkle it on top of a piece of wheat bread topped with a sliced banana and peanut butter or just eat it by the handful! My favorite recipes: Peanut butter granola + Almond butter granola
- Kale Chips
Toss fresh kale in olive oil and your favorite seasonings, bake at 300 degrees until crisp and allow to cool. Place the chips in a baggie and pack ‘em up! Here’s a must-try recipe from my friend Brittany: Spicy and Cheesy Kale Chips
Question of the Morning
- What is your favorite snack to enjoy when you’re on the go?
I’ve always been a fan of trail mix, fresh fruit and almonds.