Nowadays, we’re all running around nonstop. It can be tempting to stop for a quick sugary treat like a donut, or some salty snack like french fries. We know these options aren’t the best for us, but they are quick and easy, so when we get hangry, we cave and go for them.

With just a little bit of food prep though, we can replace those not-so-great choices with a healthier option.

Here are a few healthy snack ideas that require little to no meal prep:

  • Baby carrots and hummus
  • Celery and peanut butter
  • Almonds
  • Low-fat string cheese
  • Edamame
  • And our favorite (or least favorite based on that age-old saying) an apple!

And if you’re feeling a bit more ambitious, here are a couple of our go-to recipes for quick, easy, and healthy on-the-go snacks:

Banana Oat bites

2 ripe bananas
1 cup of rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter with no sugar added (you can use any natural nut butter here. The only stipulation is that it does not have added sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the 2 bananas until smooth. It’s okay to have a few small chunks. Add in the rolled oats and stir to combine. Add vanilla extract and nut butter.

Bake on a cookie sheet for 18-20 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden-brown.

Let cool and store in a food storage container. These are easy to pop in a plastic baggie and take with you on the go, no refrigeration required!

Hard-Boiled Eggs

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2 eggs
2 cups water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon salt

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Pour 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Add the white vinegar and salt to the water. This helps with peeling the eggs later.

Place the eggs in the pan and heat over medium-high heat until the water boils. Once the water boils, remove the pan from the heat and cover. Let sit for 10 minutes while covered.

Then, cool the eggs in a bowl with cold water and ice for 15 minutes. Once cooled peel the eggs and cut in half. Season with garlic sea salt, and if you’re looking for a spicy option, add cayenne pepper.

Make these the night before and they can easily be taken with you in the morning on your commute to work!

These are just a few of our favorite options for a quick and healthy snacks on the go. What are some of your favorites? Share below!