In the midst of a busy day, it can be difficult to find time for a meal. Sometimes a quick snack could be just what you need to keep on going. Here are three healthy snacks that are great to have on a busy day.
No Bake Protein Balls
Protein balls are a fantastic snack for on-the-go and provide a much-needed boost to energy while staying healthy. They are as simple to make as getting your desired base, adding a few ingredients, and molding it all by hand. No baking or cooking is required; all you need is about thirty minutes worth of time, and you have a great snack for the week ahead. There are several recipes to make protein balls, but oatmeal and peanut butter are two delicious bases for a protein ball. Protein balls have great all-around values of carbs, protein and beneficial fats that help you meet your day to day nutritional needs. They also, of course, provide a fantastic boost of energy.
A handful of almonds is a nice, healthy snack during a busy day. Almonds have a variety of nutritional benefits that make them great eating in the long, and short-term. Healthy fats in almonds give you energy to burn at work and help keep you full between real meals. Almonds are also pretty cheap for a tree nut and have a lot of potential as an ingredient in other snacks.
Pinwheel Snack Wraps
Wraps are already a quick meal choice, but pinwheels take it to the next level. Find your favorite kind of wrap (spinach, tomato, wheat) and fill it with whatever healthy ingredients you want. The combinations are almost endless including peanut butter and jelly wraps, turkey wraps, and BLT wraps just to name a few. After making the wrap, cut the wrap into several, bite-sized circles for some delicious and nutritious snacks on the go.
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