Monday, April 25, 2011

Veggie Snacks On the Run

There are certainly fast-food vegetarian options, but I don't like to rely on those. If you're busy and active, you'll probably need to plan ahead, lest you end up starving in the middle of the day. While I'm certainly no food saint (I like Doritos as much as the next girl), I do want and like to eat healthy most of the time.

If I'm going to be out and about all day shopping or whatever else, I try to take a reusable water bottle full of at-home filtered water with me. This keeps me from buying bottled water (an unnecessary expense and waste of plastic), and even more so keeps me from caving and buying myself a sugary coffee drink or soda somewhere.

You'll usually find a granola bar or two in my purse. When I'm hungry, I'm hungry right away. And if I stay hungry longer than about 15 minutes, I get grumpy. Granola bars tide me over for a while. Store-bought ones hold up better in my purse than homemade, so I really like soft Kashi bars or Odwalla.

In college, I'd spread crunchy peanut butter on a whole-wheat tortilla, throw in some dark chocolate chips for tastiness, and keep that in my backpack until I was hungry for lunch. Nut butters are really great for high-protein snacks on the go.

Especially if you're an athlete and/or vegetarian, what snacks do you carry with you? Surely I'm not the only one of us with a stash of healthy and indulgent foods in her top work desk drawer.




Natasha said...

I carry around String Cheese, Apples and granola bars.

Unknown said...

Thanks! How long does the string cheese stay good at room temperature?