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10 On-the-Go Snacks for Outdoor Activities

(by guest contributor Mary Teunis from Mary Teunis Nutrition)

I know it snowed in Maryland last week BUT we are nearing the warmer months! This is the time of year when we start to spend more time outside with friends and family. Whether you like to visit the pool or beach, go on a hike, or go on a bike ride, food accessibility may be a challenge. Bringing balanced snacks that will sustain energy and prevent mid-day crashes will make your mind and body feel energized all day.

Here are my go-to snacks based on the different activities that I may be doing:

Hiking/Bike Riding (no cooler is needed for these!):

Clementines and macadamia nuts

Banana and almonds

Apple and unsweetened nut butter

Cashews and blueberries

Strawberries and pistachios

Beach/Pool (pack these in a cooler with a long-lasting ice pack):

Natural peanut butter and jelly on whole-wheat bread

Avocado toast with tomatoes, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar

Smoothie: 1 frozen banana, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 1 cup brewed black coffee, 1c Fairlife protein shake (great pre- or post-workout snack, if you are going for a hike or bike, ride)

Deli lunch meat and cucumbers

Boars Head dark chocolate hummus and strawberries

Next time you head outdoors, don’t forget to pack your cooler/lunch box and fill it with healthy snacks!

Want to learn how to create healthy, sustainable relationships with food and exercise? Come out to my free nutritional seminar at Straight Shot Training on Saturday, May 7th at 10am! Just shoot me an email to reserve your spot:

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