5 Tips for Healthy Snacking On The Go


I’m excited to have partnered with Bumble Bee® for this sponsored post. All opinions 100% are my own.

It took me over a year, but I’m finally getting around to losing some of the baby weight that I gained during my second pregnancy. It’s been so much more of a challenge this time around with the multiple little ones, carpool drop offs, activity schedules, work, and just general life craziness that comes with having young kids around.

The thing that I’ve been really struggling with when it comes to losing the baby weight? I’m always hungry. 

I don’t know if it’s the breastfeeding or the constant go, go, go!-ing, but not matter how hearty of a breakfast I start the day with, I always find myself getting hit with hunger in the late morning and late afternoon.

To stick with my goals of healthy eating, I’ve been leaving the house armed with easy, healthy snacks that will get me through the day without derailing my meal plan.

Are you someone who struggles to keep your eating on track when you’re on the go? These are my 5 favorite tips that have helped me be successful so far—give them a shot and see if they work for you, too!

5 Tips for Healthy Snacking On The Go

 

1. Keep It Simple

Don’t try to meal prep an elaborate mid-day snack for yourself. If it involves an excessive amount of chopping, needs to be refrigerated, or requires you to do a ton of dishes—skip it. You have enough on your plate.

A great example of the perfect on-the-go snack? Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon—emphasis on the “with Spoon” part. These pouches, which each come with a little disposable spoon, can be easily tossed into your bag when your heading out the door, and will be there waiting for you when hunger hits. No refrigeration required, and no dishes for you to do later. Win!

 

2. Flavor is Your Friend

Who here gets excited at the thought of eating a bland, flavorless snack? Oh, right. Absolutely no one.

If your midday snack is blah, you’re much more likely to find yourself one that isn’t—such as chips, sugary sweets, or something else that isn’t a exactly the healthy choice you were aiming for.

Set yourself up for snacking success by picking something with bold flavor that will keep your tastebuds looking forward to snack time. These Seasoned Tuna Pouches from Bumble Bee® come in a plethora of delicious flavors like Lemon & Pepper, Jalapeño, Sriracha, and—my personal favorite—Spicy Thai Chili. Nothing bland or boring about that!

3. Punch Up the Protein

Picking a snack that packs some protein will help fuel your body and get you through the day.

Try to opt for easy on-the go protein-filled snacks such as almonds, walnuts, roasted chickpeas, or Seasoned Tuna Pouches, which have 11-15oz of protein per package, making them a great source of lean protein.

 

4. Don’t Break the Bank

Spending too much money on overpriced snacks will only add stress. You don’t want that. You’ve got enough going on.

Keep your snacks healthy and budget-friendly by sticking to fresh veggies and fruit (save a little money and prep them yourself instead of buying pre-cut items), whole-grain crackers, and affordable sources of protein like peanut butter or Seasoned Tuna Pouches from Bumble Bee®.

5. Mix It Up!

Don’t eat the exact same thing every single day! You will get board quickly and lose interest in sticking to your healthful snacks.

I like to switch things up from day to day, which is why these little Seasoned Tuna Pouches are so great to have around. Sometimes I’ll spoon the tuna onto a whole grain tortilla for an on-the-go wrap. Other days I’ll pour it over some fresh spinach for an easy, quick salad. Most of the time I’ll enjoy it right out of the pouch with the convenient little spoon because I’m usually running late. 😉

Whether you’re mixing up the flavor or the way you prep it—just make sure you mix it up a bit. 

 

 

What are your favorite tips for healthy snacking on-the-go? Let me know in the comments!

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon. All opinions 100% are my own. 

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42 Comments

  • Reply robin rue

    I am so bad about snacking. I usually grab whatever is easy instead of whatever is healthy. I need to be better about that.

    September 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Ugh, me too. Trying to make small changes when I can!

      September 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Jeanine

    I try to do good when it comes to a snack and eat healthy like granola bar or fruit. Sometimes when you are out and about it can be hard.

    September 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      So true, Jeanine. It’s helpful to plan ahead, but sometimes life happens. 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I love these tuna pouches! I love that they are flavored with all sorts of great things. I keep them in the fridge, ready for snacking.

    September 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Aren’t they great?? Perfect for snacking, and great for a quick lunch option, too. I love making wraps with them when I’m feeling unmotivated to cook. 😉

      September 19, 2017 at 2:35 am
  • Reply Lori Geurin

    These are great tips, Kaity! I always try to include protein in my meals and snacks too because it tides me over much longer. Tuna is such a healthy snack!

    September 18, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Thanks so much, Lori! Adding protein is such a game changer when it comes to helping you fuel through your day. 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 2:34 am
  • Reply Beth Davidson

    Hmm. I’ve never heard of these, but I actually love having tuna and crackers as a snack. I’ll have to check this out so things don’t get boring!

    September 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      All of the different flavors definitely help mix things up. It’s hard to go wrong with tuna + crackers—such a classic snack. 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 2:33 am
  • Reply Karen Morse

    I haven’t had kids but I do get that feeling of wanting to snack all the time! It’s really important to find food that will fill you up to avoid the cravings throughout the day. Those snacks that you featured sound awesome! Packed with flavor and healthy too!

    September 19, 2017 at 12:04 am
    • Reply Kaity

      It’s so true! Having healthful snacks that taste good is so key.

      September 19, 2017 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Nailil

    I did not realize that these were available. I tend to snack on the go and may have to add these.

    September 19, 2017 at 12:08 am
    • Reply Kaity

      They are really great to have on-hand!

      September 19, 2017 at 2:31 am
  • Reply Cassie

    Does it make it better eating out of a pack then a tin? I’m not a seafood eater so I don’t eat tuna but I’m curious if the soft pack makes it better?

    September 19, 2017 at 12:32 am
    • Reply Kaity

      The different flavor options are really what make it better, in my opinion. And being able to take it on-the-go without having to deal with a sharp can top and remembering to bring a spoon. 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 2:36 am
  • Reply Rachel

    i never would have thought about tuna as a snack, but it would be better that what I typically grab.

    September 19, 2017 at 2:26 am
    • Reply Kaity

      I hadn’t either, but the little spoon makes it an on-the-go thing!

      September 19, 2017 at 2:31 am
  • Reply Shoshana Sue

    I can definitely say you are constantly hungry because you are breastfeeding. I have experienced this when I nursed my two kids. I snack on raw carrots but in truth, I would rather snack on some yummy carbs lol. I would like to try out the Bumble Bee snacks

    September 19, 2017 at 10:28 am
    • Reply Kaity

      Eh, I’m pretty much hungry all the time. 😉 I’m like you though—breastfeeding makes my cravings go CRAZY and all I want are carbs, carbs, carbs! Those carrots never quite cut it. Hahahaha.

      September 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply AnnMarie John

    Love the tips, it’s all about keeping it simple and healthy! I am loving the flavors of those tuna pouches. They’re really perfect for in between meals!

    September 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Thanks, AnnMarie! So true—definitely about keeping it simple, healthy, and yummy. 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Jessica Joachim

    These pouches are delicious! I keep them in my purse for on the go. I feel ya on always being hungry due to breastfeeding too, the struggle is real

    September 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Soooooo real, lady friend. 🙂 They are so tasty and perfect for throwing into your purse when you’re heading out the door!

      September 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Misty Nelson

    These look like a tasty protein snack. I’m always looking for meals that are easy to eat on the go, I need to try these out

    September 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      They are so good and so easy!

      September 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Shannon Gurnee

    I love the Bumble Bee brand! These are some great tips for healthy snacking on the go. Thanks for sharing.

    September 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Me too, Shannon! Hope the tips are helpful to others. 🙂

      September 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Cindy Ingalls

    These little pouches sound so tasty. You could add some veggies or a couple of crackers for a great, filling snack. Variety in snacks definitely helps keep you more satisfied.

    September 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Such great ideas! Love these pouches when paired with fresh veggies. And crackers, of course. 🙂

      September 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson

    It can be so hard to find healthy snacks when you are on the go. I had no idea Bumblebee had so many awesome glavors!

    September 19, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      So, SO true, Kelly. Mixing up the flavors is definitely a great way to stick with the healthy snacking.

      September 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    I love how it has a spoon built in! What a perfect snack!

    September 20, 2017 at 12:18 am
    • Reply Kaity

      Isn’t that great? There have been so many times where I pack a snack and then forget utensils. I love how I don’t have to worry about it with these. 🙂

      September 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    Wow! What a great snack! I love tuna and this is so portable, better than the can!

    September 20, 2017 at 2:23 am
    • Reply Kaity

      SO much easier than the can. 🙂

      September 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I think the breast feeding definitely makes you hungry all the time! That and the busyness of having kids at all – it seems I can’t ever get a proper meal. Definitely going to try these out – the flavors sound amazing!

    September 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Affordable snacks and healthy too, well I wouldn’t mind having one myself then. I’ve seen this Bumble Bee brand though I haven’t tried this tuna pouches yet.

    September 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    If only I was not a vegetarian because the spicy Thai chili flavour sounds so good! I love the idea of creating simple snacks and meals x

    September 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Jean

    I’m quite a snacker, but don’t seem to choose very healthy options! These seem like great pouches and I love that they have a spoon included!

    September 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Patrice

    I used to snack on something similar to these back in the day. They were really tasty and convenient then boom, one day they just grossed me out. Now seeing these, I’m totally thinking I need to put whatever skepticism aside and give it another try. Maybe. lol!

    September 21, 2017 at 2:36 am
  • Reply Heather

    My husband and daughter love the tuna pouches! This is such a great and easy way to eat healthy on the go!

    September 21, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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