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Making good snacking choices on the go can be a challenge. I spend a lot of time running errands, driving people places, going to appointments or traveling for my blogs. That means I’m almost always on the go for at least part of the day. While I’m on the go, it’s really tempting to make less than good snacking choices. I know that going through the drive through isn’t a healthy choice, but when you’re short on time, it can be tempting to do that. It is possible to make good snacking choices on the go with a little bit of planning and by following these tips. This post has been sponsored by GOOD THiNS, an alternative snack with great taste and no artificial flavors. #SomeTHiNGOOD
How To Make Good Snacking Choices On The Go
One of the best ways to make better choices in any area of your life is by planning ahead. This holds true for budgeting, meal planning and making good snacking choices. Lack of planning often results in decisions that are made spur of the moment rather than by thinking through all of your available options. I find that these tips really help me keep focused on my health goals.
- Create a landing station for your bag or your briefcase. When I get started in the morning, I keep my handbag with my keys, iPhone and any paperwork I need for the next day when I head out. To make good snacking choices, I keep my on-the-go snack right next to my handbag so I grab it on my way out the door.
- Don’t sacrifice flavor. Don’t choose foods that are healthy that you dislike. If you cannot stand celery, packing a container of celery for an on-the-go snack is not going to satisfy you. Choose a snack that is healthy and satisfying at the same time.
- Avoid artificial ingredients. It’s important to me to eat as clean as I can so when I choose a snack, I want one that doesn’t have artificial ingredients. To avoid eating those types of snacks, I shop at a store that I know has a better selection. You’re unlikely to find a good snacking choice at most gas stations. You’ll have better luck at a store like Walmart that has a food section. I stop by there regularly to get my husband’s prescriptions and gluten free food for my daughter.
- Always plan ahead. Despite your best intentions, if you don’t have good snacking choices on hand, you won’t reach for them when you’re hungry. Be certain when you stop at the store to shop that you pick up snacks that are good for you. Avoid snacks that need to be eaten with spreads or dips as that will add extra calories you don’t need.
The last time I was at Walmart, I noticed a new snack choice called GOOD THiNS. GOOD THiNS are a snack that’s full of wholesome goodness. They contain no artificial colors. No artificial flavors. No cholesterol. No partially hydrogenated oils. No high fructose corn syrup. GOOD THiNS are a crispy, delicious snack that’s baked and are available in three different varieties (Potato, Chickpea, and Rice) and eight delicious flavors (Original, Sweet Potato, Garlic & Herb, Spinach & Garlic, Veggie Blend, Sea Salt, Poppy & Sesame Seed, and Sea Salt& Pepper). I was thrilled to learn that the Rice Varieties, including Veggie Blend, are gluten free so it’s a great choice for my daughter to take with her when she’s on the go.
I love the way GOOD THiNS taste. The two varieties I was able to try taste absolutely amazing and there is no need to eat them with any sort of dip or topping. They are full of flavor and perfect as a stand-alone snack by themselves. I make sure to grab a package when I’m at Walmart and keep a snack baggie full of them when I’m on the go.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International. The opinions and text are all mine.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.