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Favorite Healthy On-The-Go Snack?


#1

When you guys are traveling, let's say driving all day or taking an airplane somewhere, What is your favorite healthy, quick on-the-go snack to bring on the road or on the airplane on a day where you can't really commit 100% to planning out every meal?


#2
  • A few baggies of protein powder to mix with milk or water I can get on the road or at the airport
    -Beef jerky
    -Sometimes I'll make a batch of protein muffins and put in a bag or tupperware
    -Protein bars
    -Apples
    -Nuts (I will bring these from home as most nuts you find on the road or at the airport have unnecessary crap in the ingredients)

#3

All great stuff! I usually do my own but mix too and protein bars. Maybe
some fruit here or there!


#4

Protein bars _ one of my recent favorites are the Think Thin creamy peanut butter and the brownie.. Zero sugar and 20g Protein per bar. Gluten free and tastes really good.

I like the to go packets of almonds.

Banana or red apple. String cheese.

Protein powder in my shaker cup and maybe even grab a bottle water with BCAAs in it.

To go tuna packets are great also.. Starkist has these $1 packets at Walmart packed with 16-17g protein per packet.

Nature valley granola crunch bars are good for some carbs.


#5

Agree with all that! Ooo I'll have to check out those tuna packs!


#6

Yeah they look like these... Ranch is really good. You can get plain in water though. $1 at Walmart. Can't beat it.


#7

Oh yeah I've definitely seen those! Much easier than the can, and probably
taste better too hahaha


#8

I like drinking whole milk. Like buying a 500ml pack on the go or so. Also, boiled eggs. Why haven't those been mentioned yet?


#9

I buy something sensible on the road


#10

I never buy can tuna...

I buy these packets because they're cheap and I buy the family size packets as well. More fresh tasting that's for sure. And typically no draining needed.


#11

Beef jerky (any decent brand that isn't loaded with sugar and crap) and a diet soda. Jerky takes a while to chew, so it's filling and satisfying. Soda is sweet and bubbly, so it's filling and satisfying.


#12

Kind of surprised you would recommend a diet soda. Chemicals and artificial sweetener. Nothing remotely healthy!


#13

there's not a lot of conclusive evidence that artificial sweeteners are really all that bad for you


#14

Really? Well, chemicals are no good in my book.


#15

I agree! Nothing good about it. I don't personally know anyone who drinks diet soda that doesn't have health problems.


#16

What kind of health problems are you alluding to?


#17

You name it! A lot of mystery illnesses that can't be dianosed. Pulmonary, heart, digestive issues, chronic pain.


#18

lol, seriously? Every single person you know who drinks diet soda has health problems from them?


#19

Well, I can't say that it's "from" them, but that is the common denominator. I can't drink it because it makes my heart try to jump out of my chest, so leave it alone.


#20

I don't believe there's anything whatsoever wrong, and certainly not health-damaging, with having a diet soda once in a while. Once in a while, being the key there.

2 liters a day? Sure I'd say not the best idea. Grabbing a Coke Zero when you're on the run and didn't bring a better option? Should be as worrisome as having to use the gym's adjustable incline bench instead of the fixed incline.

The info about artificial sweeteners eliciting an insulin response, I may be brosciencing but I'm not fully convinced that's a thing. I know that chewing gum and diet drinks have been staples of contest bodybuilders for a long time. If those things made fat loss more difficult, I think word would be much more widespread by now.

As for some artificial sweeteners being linked to cancer, pretty sure that gets back to being "dose dependent." 12-20 ounces of diet soda/Crystal light/whatever a few days a week is not the same as consuming mass quantities daily.