There’s nothing like a portable snack.
Something you can throw into your bag and carry around without it taking too much space or bothering you.
Something to brighten your mood on a sunny day and revitalise you.
It’s just good to know that you have a backup plan whenever you need it.
The thing is, we live in an unpredictable world.
Knowing there’s always something in your bag, purse, or back pocket to keep you fed during the chaotic days ahead of you (or even on a trip into the unknown) just makes things so much easier and less stressful.
And hey – if nothing else – these can be given to a friend of yours (or your kids) whenever they are feeling a bit peckish .
But which types of food are the most suitable for the purpose?
Well, you’re about to find out!
Bananas are full of protein and nutrients, which makes them perfect for whipping out when you need a quick bite to eat and don’t have as much time on your hands.
Unlike some fruit, there’s no need to wash them beforehand nor afterwards.
- Granola bar
Granola bars have been designed to be lightweight and portable.
Besides, they’re rich in fiber and iron, while the nuts they usually contain are a valuable source of protein.
Moreover, they’re high in calories and will keep the hunger away for a little while (eating even a small amount goes a long way).
Did you know nuts are one of the favoured snacks that climbers like to carry with them at all times?
Well, it’s not without reason.
You see, they are forced to work with limited space in their backpacks, so efficiency is of the utmost importance.
And nuts fulfil that requirement quite nicely.
- Gluten-free crackers
Are you suffering from gluten intolerance?
No need to fear.
Gluten-free crackers are a quick snack you can always eat without worrying about it.
Plus, they’re easily obtainable, since pretty much every store has them in stock.
- Dark chocolate bars
Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants.
Bet you didn’t know that, did you?
Alongside this it is also known to lowers you blood pressure.
Besides, everybody knows that chocolate is easy to fit just about anywhere you’d like, so what’s not to like?
- Dried fruits
In essence, these are easy to carry around, rich in valuable vitamins, fiber, and minerals.
They will boost your immune system, thus making you less susceptible to getting ill.
And the best part?
You can easily carry them around in your pocket, so you don’t even need a bag.
This is another climber’s favourite.
It’s a portable bomb of valuable nutrients and vitamins.
Also, it’s scientifically proven to lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Eating just a little bit will dramatically reduce your hunger, which is one of the many reasons why so many people love them (it’s an excellent choice for any kind of trip, really).
- Vegetable chips
Forget the typical salty potato chips that people often associate with the thought.
Vegetable chips are an entirely different story (as in they’re much, much healthier in general).
They are made of a number of different vegetables from carrots to cauliflower.
You can make it yourself (after watching a tutorial or two) or buy a pack at the supermarket.
- Almond butter packs
Looking for something to spread onto your bread?
Why not bring almond butter?
It usually comes in a smaller jar and is less prone to melting, so you can leave the butter in the fridge.
- Beef jerky
It’s portable, no doubt.
Plus, ingesting a small amount will get plenty of calories in your system.
But is it healthy as well?
Scientists say it’s rich in fat… but not the bad kind of fat (in technical terms, it’s monounsaturated fat, the healthy version of it).
This means that, unlike the saturated fat you’ve probably picturing in your mind, it won’t have negative consequences on your vascular system.
No matter what you choose from the list (a combination is fine as well), these munchies will serve you well.
Again, all of them are easy to fit anywhere and will keep you either fed or entertained for a little while.
Your kids will love them too!