These Healthy Packed Snack & Lunch Ideas for the Week are some quick and easy ways to complete your lunchbox and stave off those mid-afternoon cravings for sweets and baked goods!
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I think snacking is the hardest part of staying on track with my diet. We’ve all been there: we’ve been able to pack ourselves a super nutritious lunch – meal prep bowls and mason jar salads filled with nourishing, wholesome ingredients. But come 3pm? We’ve hit a wall and need a snack (or caffeine…or BOTH!) to carry us through.
For me, staying on track with my diet means prioritizing healthy eating within my busy life. And no, I don’t mean diet as in “dieting” or restricting myself. I’m more referring to my committment to eating real food that’s going to nourish my body and provide me with maximum energy for the day – and this is where snacking is absolutely crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Summer is one of those times of year we sometimes let healthy eating fall by the wayside in favour of summer BBQs and parties with friends and family. It’s certainly a busy time of year, so I’ve rounded up some of my favourite nutritious snack and lunch ideas to keep you going! Don’t overthink it – a healthy meal prep bowl, some fruit and veggies, and some pre-packed, wholesome snacks with real ingredients are a surefire way for you to eat well all day and curb cravings for junk food!
One of my favourite new additions to my lunchbag are Good & Simple Bars. They’re available in three flavours: Cranberry Orange + Flax , Blueberry Oatmeal and Walnut + Grains – they’re made with real ingredients, have no artificial flavours or colours and have that fresh baked good taste that can be enjoyed just about anywhere. Plus, for me they’re that perfect hit of sweet in the afternoon!
Their muffins are great too – made with whole grains and ingredients like blueberries, flax seeds, oats and cranberries, they usually get tossed in the lunchbag when I’m running late to a meeting and need a wholesome breakfast in a pinch. The Fruit + Fibre, made with blueberries and cranberries, are my fave!
Who needs to stop on the road for a muffin when you can grab a fresh one right from home? The muffins and snack bars are individually wrapped too, making them perfect for on-the-go snacking. You can find them in Ontario at the in-store bakery at Metro and Freshco grocery stores, as well as on Facebook!
Now without further ado, here are some more healthy on-the-go snack ideas for your lunchbag! Let me know how you stay on track with your diet in the summer months – I’d love to hear what you’re meal prepping and what kinds of snacks are your fave this time of year!
On-the-Go Snack Ideas:
Meal Prep Lunch Bowl Ideas: