We live in a world where people are constantly busy. A day is easily filled with work, school, house chores, paying bills, grocery shopping, taking care of children, taking care of other family, and other demands that so often it’s hard to take care of basic needs like eating or sleeping. When we do take care of these needs, they are not quality-filled. More likely we use the leftovers of our day, energy or thought process to take care of ourself. So, we end up sleeping for only a few hours or we go to a drive-thru to grab food. Both of these only add to the burden of our busy schedules. We continue to be tired, we have low energy and we’re moody, anxious and just feel like we need a vacation. A common problem, in this situation, is finding healthy food that someone can eat on the run.
Many of us love to snack. It’s common to nibble on foods throughout the day without having one meal. But, sadly, when we think about snack foods we easily equate it to overly processed sugar-laden foods. Cookies, chips, candy bars, ice cream all tend to have lots of sugar and other refined ingredients; even if they are considered “healthy” foods, the sugar content is just too high.
These foods cause problems with our energy level by initially giving us a jolt of energy that soon comes crashing down.
I can’t afford to be tired all the time, so I look for foods that will keep my energy level throughout the day. Common snacks you will see me eat are apples with peanut butter, cheese with nuts, or slices of meat with cheese.
Below are 15 more snack ideas that are both delicious and nutritious. Eating healthful foods can be an enjoyable experience that we all can look forward to doing.