We all know eating well can be difficult at the best of times, and when we’re on the move it’s more challenging than ever.
The good news is that today there are dozens of healthy pre-packed options to help us stay on the right track when we need something to keep us going. Forget the bland, unappetising foods that once came to mind – there are healthy options out there that rival their high-calorie counterparts in flavour and taste.
Need inspiration? Here’s our pick of 7 of the best healthy snacks to look for when you need to eat on the move.
Stoat’s Oat Bars
225 calories, 2.7g fibre, 3.7g protein
Small enough to fit in your handbag, Stoat’s Oat Bars offer up 2.7g of fibre and 3.7g of protein in each bar. These moreish snacks are made with 100% natural ingredients and come in a range of flavours including original, apple & cinnamon and white chocolate & hazelnut. It’s got enough protein and fibre in it to keep you full without packing in too many calories.
Itsu Miso Soup
44 calories, 2.6g protein, 1.0g fibre
These mighty soup sachets make for a satisfying snack on a cold day. The popular Japanese snack is famously healthy and filling, and in this easy dried format they are portable and easy to pack and take with you on the move. All you need is a mug and some hot water and you have a delicious snack in no time at all.
Pret Kale Crisps
67 calories, 3.5g protein, 0.3g salt
Kale Crisps are a great healthy alternative to traditional crisps – they offer all the savoury crunch of chips but much less salt and better processing methods to maintain the nutrients found in kale. You can make your own at home in the oven, or if you’re on the move you can pick up a packet at Pret or your local grocery store.
55 calories, 1.6g fat, 3.6g sugar
Danone’s Shape Delights Yogurt range is one of the healthiest flavoured options on the supermarket shelves, offering a good amount of flavour without too much added sugar. Their single-serving packaging makes it easy to bring these with you wherever you go or enjoy at your desk while at work.
Metcalfe’s Sweet n’ Salty Skinny Popcorn
78 calories, 1.9g fibre, 1.1g protein
Light, tasty and gluten free, popcorn is a perfect mid-afternoon pick me up and can satisfy both those savoury and sweet cravings in one go. Popcorn is pan-popped and doesn’t use heavy oils to season its products, making it a truly guilt-free treat. Other interesting flavours like wasabi, cinnamon and sea salt are also a great option when you want to switch it up a bit.
25 calories, 1.1g protein, 0.3g fibre
Great on their own or with dips like hummus and Tzatziki, Ryvita Thins are a light, savoury snack choice. The dry crackers are ideal for eating on the move or during travel because they cause minimal mess and won’t leave your fingers feeling sticky. A range of flavours including mature cheddar & pepper, sweet chilli and multi-seed means there’s something to suit everyone.
Nutri-grain Breakfast Bars
131 calories, 1.3g fibre, 1.5g protein
Made with wholewheat, wheat, wholegrain oats, barley and a delicious fruit filling, Nutri-grain Breakfast Bars offer plenty of energy to get you started for the day or see you through the afternoon slump. Each bar is individually packaged for convenience and come in a range of flavours like strawberry, blueberry and apple.
Need healthier snacks on site for your employees, customers or clients? Our free vending machines have a huge range of food and drink options to choose from, including a great selection of healthier snacks.
What are your favourite pre-packaged healthy snacks?