9 Must Eat Grab and Go Snacks to Get (and stay) Lean

Get Lean with these 9 Grab and Go Snacks
9 Must Eat Grab and Go Snacks to Get (and stay) Lean
If you’re like most of us you get stuck out in the world, living your life, with no good food options.
It hits you like a ton of bricks.
One minute you’re running errands like a boss and the next you’re hungrier than a buffalo after a cold hard winter.
If that sounds familiar keep reading, and if it doesn’t – still keep reading, because sooner or later you’ll get stuck.
To make it easy on you I’ve broken up the snacks into 3 different categories.
No Prep – for your “oh no!” moments
Some Prep – for if you’ve have a little more time to plan
Lots of Prep – if you’re a super human planner

No Prep – Literaly grab and go

  1. Perfect bar

    This is our go to bar. It’s full of super foods, healthy fats, healthy carbs, and tastes great.

  2. Fit Fuel

    Fit fuel
    This is the counter part to FitAid. It looks like one of those baby food pouches (and it kind of is), but it’s full of real foods and protein. This is a great option if you don’t like to chew

  3. Shake and fruit

    Chocolate Peanut butter protein shake
    It’s a classic. One scoop of protein powder in some liquid (water, milk, coconut milk, etc.), and shaken. Add a piece of fruit and you’ll be fuller for longer.

  4. Beef Jerky

    beef jerky
    Sucks for you if you’re a vegetarian.
    You do have to watch how much of this you eat – they’re salty little things, plus if you eat too much you’re going to have to go #2

Some prep – Grab and go if you prep in the morning

  1. Cottage Cheese and fruit

    So simple! Put a cup of cottage in a tupperware with some cut up fruit on top. Throw it in the fridge at work or a cooler in your car and you’re all good to go

  2. Nuts, Hummus, cucumber/Veg

    Hummus and veggies
    A handful of nuts (don’t go crazy, stick to a handful), 2-3 tablespoons of hummus, and veggies cut up into long strips. Put the nuts and veggies in a ziplock baggie and the hummus in a small container.

  3. Kian Smash

    Kian Smash
    This is a custom recipe, never before shared. Honor its legacy.1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter
    1 Scoop whey protein
    1/2 cup (or so) of juicy fruit – berries and banana are my favorite. Citrus does not work here
    2 tablespoons oats
    A drizzle honey
    Optional – Chia seeds, cut up almonds, actually most seeds or nuts, raw cacao, etc.

Lots of Prep – you’ll need to plan for these, but they’re worth it

  1. Home made bars

    1 tbsp Pure honey
    1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
    1⁄2 cup Low-fat cottage cheese
    1⁄2 tsp Cinnamon
    1⁄4 cup Water
    1 cup All natural peanut butter (chunky)
    5 scoops Vanilla protein powder (equal to 125 g)
    1⁄2 cup Oat flour
    1⁄4 cup  Almonds (sliced)Add the honey, vanilla, cottage cheese, cinnamon and water to
    a food processor or blender and purée until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl along with the peanut butter. Stir to combine. Add the protein powder and stir to combine (this may take a minute). Add the oat flour and stir to combine again. Using a baking pan (9 by 9 inch) for measurement, pull out a piece of plastic wrap about 2 times the length of the pan. Then cover the baking pan with the wrap, allowing the extra plastic length to hang over the edge of the pan. Scoop the mixture above onto the plastic wrap inside the baking pan. Next, lift the corners of the extra plastic wrap and fold over the top of the mixture. Spread out the mixture with a spatula, making sure it fills the pan and that there’s a layer of plastic wrap above and below the bars. Next, uncover the top of the bars and press the sliced almonds into the top of the bars. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. For a large bar, cut into approximately 4 by 4 inch pieces, and for a small serving cut into 2 by 2 inch bars. Serves 4 large or 8 small.

  2.  Protein Balls

    6 fresh pitted dates (116 g)
    ½ cup (40 g) desiccated coconut (or coconut pieces, unsweetened)
    ½ cup coconut milk (maybe a little less, depending on consistency)
    1-2 tbsp raw cacao
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 scoop vanilla protein
    ½ cup coconut oil
    Combine the dates, coconut, cacao, vanilla extract, and protein into a food processor or high speed blender.
    Process  and slowly add coconut milk until dates have mixed in with the other ingredients and mixture looks crumbly.
    Add the coconut oil and mix again until combined.
    Add a little water if needed and process again to form a soft dough.
    Roll into 16 bite size balls then roll in coconut.
    Store in the fridge to set.
 There you have it – enough snacks to last you at least 6 months.
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