15 healthy portable snack ideas

Looking for a few healthy portable snacks for on-the-go snacking? It can be easy to just reach for the closest option and neglect taking the time to find a better option if you don’t bring your own healthy snacks with you! But there are so many snacks that are portable AND healthy. We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite snacks that are easy to prep ahead of the time to make it easier to snack healthy when you are on the go.

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mango and avocado blend

This smoothie mix is unexpectedly delicious! Plus, the disease-fighting antioxidants in mangoes paired with the avocado’s healthy monounsaturated fats means it is great for boosting the immune system. Blend with a little honey and take this portable smoothie on the go!

Learn more about this smoothie blend here!
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Did you know that popcorn actually has some health benefits? It’s high in fiber and low in calories! Plus, it’s so simple to make and makes for a great snack anywhere you go.

Get the recipe from our nutritionist Jess to spice up your popcorn with cinnamon and coconut!
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green tea energy balls

Energy bites are such a fun, portable way to snack healthily! We love our nutritionist Jess’s recipe, because she incorporates matcha green tea powder to pack in the antioxidants.

Find the recipe here!
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post-workout protein bar

You can make this classic post-workout snack at home with an easy recipe from our nutritionist Jess. We love making a big batch and storing in the freezer, so we always have a nutritious snack on hand!

Grab the recipe!
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bell peppers

According to Livestrong, bell peppers are the best when eaten raw because none of the essential and beneficial nutrients are lost during the cooking process! It’s a perfect, crunchy and sweet snack to put in a container and bring along with you.

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Learn how to prepare bell peppers!
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nut butter banana bites

The classic combination of peanut butter and bananas never gets old. Take these nut butter banana bites with you for satisfying flavor AND nutritional benefits on the go! Recipe idea from Chef Mom.

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roasted chickpeas

Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein! They are great for bringing on the go as a satisfying alternative to a savory snack craving. Learn how to roast chickpeas from Kim's Healthy Eats!

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Edamame beans are a great source of protein, fiber, and magnesium, and can be prepared in just 10 minutes, which is perfect for those with busy lifestyles! Simply steam the edamame beans and take them in a container to enjoy throughout the day.

don't have time to steam them? Stock up here!
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baked banana chips

We love to snack on banana chips as a healthier chip alternative! As Erin shares in her recipe, many store-bought options contain a large amount of sugar, but it’s possible to make your own without any unwanted ingredients.
Get Erin's recipe!

more chip alternatives here!
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oatmeal cups

If you don’t have time in the morning to sit down for a bowl of oatmeal, a great way to still get the benefits and nutrients of oatmeal while on the go is by baking oatmeal cups beforehand. Make these the night before so you can grab and go in the morning!
Get jessicainthekitchen.com's recipe!

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frozen grapes

Frozen grapes might be one of the most delicious healthy snacks there is, especially over the summer as a refreshing treat! It’s a fun alternative to ice cream and popsicles, but with the nutritional benefit of fruit. Plus, grapes are extremely portable and easy to bring in a bag to work! Check out this tutorial on how to freeze grapes for a healthy portable snack OR for smoothies from Katie, author of GoodLife Eats.


pomegranate seeds

Pomegranates are one of our favorite fresh and healthy snacks! Pomegranates might seem like a tricky snack but once you scoop out the seeds and put them into a portable, reusable container it's actually an easy healthy on-the-go snack! Don’t know how to seed a pomegranate? Get tips here from Martha Stewart here.

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carrot chips

Carrot chips are a great source of fiber, Vitamin K which keeps our bones healthy, and Vitamin C which keeps our immune systems in check and gives us boosts of energy.

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salad jars

This delicious salad is super portable and easy to make, because it all fits inside a jar! With fresh and wholesome ingredients, it’s healthy and looks great which makes it exciting to eat!

learn how to build your own salad in a jar!


Didn't think parfaits could be portable? One of our favorite grazers and guest bloggers, Weichen, creates the most delicious parfaits that are perfect for eating healthy on the go. She usually packs her parfaits in mason jars so she can throw them in her purse to eat on the go while she is out and about in NYC!

check out her tips for perfect parfaits!

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