Healthy Grab and Go Snacks PLUS a Giveaway!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Food, Nutrition Tips | 17 comments

Not until I was pregnant did I learn the real value of having healthy and portable snacks on hand at all times. Pregnancy, especially that wicked first trimester, was rife with hunger that struck suddenly and severely, and I quickly learned to never leave the house with at least one filling snack in my bag.

Pregnant or not, it pays to have healthy nibbles within reach because your options are pathetically limited if you’re forced to rely on restaurants, convenience stores or the office vending machine. I’ve tried – more than once – to convince myself a McDonald’s Happy Meal was ‘healthy’ because at least it’s better than my go-to order of a double cheeseburger with fries icon smile Healthy Grab and Go Snacks PLUS a Giveaway! Now I keep my kitchen stocked with several snack options so I can stash something in my bag any time I head out the door.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Clementine (so easy to peel!)
  • Grapes
  • String cheese and Triscuit crackers
  • Kashi granola bars
  • Half of a peanut butter sandwich
  • Dry cereal
  • Herbed popcorn (homemade and air-popped, then sprinkled with garlic powder, rosemary and Parmesan)
  • Soy crisps
  • Homemade peanut butter sandwich crackers (natural PB on whole-grain crackers)
  • Protein shake (put a scoop of protein powder in an empty sports bottle and just fill with water and shake when you’re ready to drink it)
  • Nut mix (usually almonds and cashews)
  • Homemade trail mix: nuts, popcorn, peanut butter chips, dry cereal, chocolate chips

Fortunately, I’m not the only one aware of how limited our on-the-go snack options are. I recently learned about HUMAN Healthy Vending, a company that’s on a mission to make healthy snacking easier. HUMAN vending machines are eco-friendly (not to mention pretty cool-looking) and are stocked with goodies like coconut water and Larabars. The best news? They’re hosting a giveaway!

One reader will win a  reusable HUMAN Healthy Vending full of these healthy snacks:

- Late July Organic Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
- Froose Gummy Snacks in Berry Blast
- Simply 7 Hummus Chips
- Hippie Chips in Sea of Love Salt
- Clif Mojo bar in Sweet & Salty Trail Mix
- Good Greens Bar in chocolate peanut butter
- Snikkidy Baked Fries in Southwest Cheddar


To enter, leave me a comment telling me your favorite healthy and portable snack. Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.


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**The giveaway is now closed **

The giveaway will close in a week and a winner will be chosen at random.

FTC notice: items are being sent free of charge to one winner; I am not being compensated for this give-away

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  1. My fave grab & go snack is either string cheese or any kind of bar – Clif, Luna, whatever =) This is an awesome giveaway! What a cool company!!

  2. I love granola bars for on the go!

  3. My favorite portable healthy snacks are cereal bars.

  4. Rice cakes are my favorite healthy and portable snack.
    Thanks for the chance.

  5. I love peanut butter granola bars

  6. snack bars that don’t melt

  7. My FAVORITE is these dark chocolate covered acai berries (they have other flavors too) I also like Pretzel chips various flavors

  8. I love RAW Crunch bars!

  9. granola bars

  10. granola fiber bars….

  11. I love fresh, big, sweet, seedless green grapes.

  12. I would have to say either cereal bars or string cheese. Although I really like trail mix too.

  13. My favorite healthy and portable snack is Kashi chewy granola bar, Dark Mocha Almond flavor.

  14. String cheese!

  15. I almost always have a bag of toasted almonds or pistacios.

  16. I love to snack on almosnds!

  17. I love dry roasted edamame, dried apricots,and apples

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