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5 Healthy Snacks You Can Eat on the Go

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If the school year has you running from class to class and between activities like a wild person, and just barely finding enough time to get some studying done in between, it’s more than likely that a lot of your meals are the grab-and-go type, far from healthy natural snacks. You know, a bag of something here, a premade sandwich there, a pizza or wings late at night . . .

While the occasional indulgence is fine, to truly be your best mentally and physically, it’s important to eat a varied, healthy diet full of natural vitamins and minerals. Most of us already know this, but sometimes the knowledge can get lost in the shuffle of a super busy day!

To make things a little easier, we’ve come up with five healthy snacks that are super easy to eat on the go. These natural snacks are full of the kind of nutrients we need to keep our immune system humming along, which is especially important for those of us who deal with cold sores, as a weakened immune system can trigger a breakout. While keeping your body healthy is one of the best defenses against cold sores, if you happen to feel one coming on, make sure to use Abreva ASAP! Abreva’s unique formulation penetrates into the skin[1], and can help get rid of your cold sore in two-and-a-half days[2] when used at the first sign.

Healthy Snacks You Can Eat on the Go

Jerky With Veggies

Beef jerky is not only easy to eat, it tends to be high in protein and low in fat, making it a healthy, energizing snack. Pair it with some crunchy veggies (carrots, celery sticks, cucumber rings, etc.) in a small glass container or baggie, and you have a high-protein, nutrient-dense option!


Nuts contain a variety of fats, many of which are healthy and helpful for fighting back against cardiovascular disease and bad cholesterol. Nuts also contain protein and fiber, making them a perfect way to feel fuller, longer. Make your own trail mix with a wide variety of nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios), along with some dried fruits and a small serving of dark chocolate.

Hard boiled eggs

Low in carbs but high in protein, hard boiled eggs are a great snack for anyone who’s trying to stick to a more low-carb or Paleo lifestyle. And they’re actually easier to carry around than you might think! After boiling them, cool them down in your fridge, peel two, and put them in a baggie with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like. Shake them around and keep them cool until ready to eat!

Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a high-protein, high-fiber, low-fat legume that make a great crunchy snack. There’s a ton of recipes online, but a simple recipe is to toss dried chickpeas with olive oil and desired seasonings, spread on a baking sheet, and bake at 450 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Homemade granola

While store-bought granola can often come with a lot of extra sugar, making your own means you’ll get the cholesterol-lowering benefits of oats, while also knowing exactly how much sugar is added! Try toasting almonds, coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds along with the oats, and then using cinnamon and just a touch of sugar to sweeten things up!

[1] based on laboratory studies

[2] Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days

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