20 Top Store-Bought Healthy Snacks for Meal Prep
We often think meal prep means that you make everything 100% from scratch.
And if you do that, I applaud you.
But if you’re like the majority of the people in the world, you’re busy, and making every little thing from scratch just isn’t a regular thing for you.
I get it.
I’m in that boat with you.
I try to make as much of my food from scratch as I can, and then I give myself some flexibility beyond that. Eating out? I try to make the wisest decisions I can while nourishing both my body and soul (which means sometimes choosing somewhat less “healthy” options because I really want them and know I don’t get them often).
Traveling or eating on the go? I look for things that travel well, which usually means a mix of homemade and store-bought options.
Those are what I’m sharing with you today so that while you’re meal planning and prepping, you can take snacks into account and give yourself some grace for the times when you don’t have the time, energy, or desire to make everything yourself.
Fruit leather, like these from Stretch Island
Applesauce pouches, like these from Go-Go SqueeZ
Fruit & veggie pouches, like these from Go-Go SqueeZ
Carrots & celery & hummus, using hummus singles like these
Triscuits (& cheese, apples, grapes, or whatever else you’d like to pair with them), like these original kind
Almond butter travel packs, like these from Justin’s (to have with apples or your favorite dippers!)
Dried fruit, like this variety pack from Bare (enjoy alone or with nuts for your own healthy trail mix!)
Popcorn, like these snack packs from BOOMCHICKAPOP
Mixed nuts and/or seeds, like these snack packs from Oh! Nuts
Fruit & nut bars or granola bars with a short ingredient list, like these Larabars
Chia bars, like these from Health Warrior
Beef sticks, like these from Nick’s Sticks
Veggie or bean chips, like these black bean chips from Beanitos
And if you do want to make your own portable snacks, these are some of my favorite recipes that don’t take too much time so you can whip up a batch and enjoy them all week!
No-Bake Chocolate Cashew Cookies from Nourish Move Love
Homemade Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather by Fit Foodie Finds
Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Trail Mix from Eating Bird Food
Roasted Chickpeas 4 Ways from Modern Parents Messy Kids
Easy Hummus from Allrecipes
Crockpot Applesauce from The Frugal Girls
Almond Butter Oatmeal Bites from Love and Lemons
Basil Pesto Party Almonds from Cookie & Kate
Berry Vanilla Cashew Snack Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sweet & Spicy Pretzel & Nut Mix from Food52
Whole Grain Cheese Crackers from Texan Erin
5 Ingredient Granola from Naturally Ella
Apple Cinnamon Paleo Granola Bars by Paleo Running Momma
If you liked these store-bought and DIY versions of healthy snacks, you’ll love the full-fledged course I put together to help you Master Your Meal Prep!
It will help you not only plan your meals more effectively, but prep and shop in a way that gives you more time outside the kitchen to spend with your people and reduce your stress around what’s for dinner every day!
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