10 Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks for the Hectic Holiday Season

The hectic holiday season just got a whole lot healthier thanks to these 10 grab-and-go, nutrient-packed snacks. Our 10 good-for-your-family ideas feature our favorite new Chobani yogurt drink, lots of fruits and veggies, nuts, and muffins and bars made with whole grains. All provide the protein, fiber, and health-enhancing nutrients that we all need when we’re running in a million different directions.

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We created this blog post in partnership with Chobani and were compensated for our work. All opinions are our own.

1. Drink Chobani

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Quench your thirst and fuel your body with Drink Chobani™. This new, smooth drinkable yogurt is filled with flavor and an impressive 14 grams of protein designed to keep you rejuvenated when you’re on the go. It’s available in four delicious flavors including Straw’Nana, Mix’t Berries, Mango, and Apple Veg and made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients and real fruit. Drink Chobani™ has a third less sugar than other yogurt drinks*. {*Drink Chobani™ beverage: 22g sugar; other adult yogurt drinks: average 33g sugar per 10 oz. serving.}

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Each serving also contains 25% of your daily requirement for calcium.

Drink Chobani

2. Veggie Quiche Patties

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Made with enriching eggs and a few handfuls of Swiss chard, these adorable portable savory snack bites are one of our favorite dashboard dining delights 🙂

3. Homemade Muffins

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To say our Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are one of the most popular recipes on Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen would be an understatement. This recipe has been around since our first cookbook, The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, was published in 2004. OK. Now we’re dating ourselves. Made with bananas, whole wheat flour, and other goodness, you’ll definitely want to cook up a batch this week.

4. Homemade Granola Bars

Our Grab-and-Go Granola Bars are made with whole grain oats, dried fruit, and walnuts, and they’re the perfect snack when you’re on the move. You can easily bake up a batch, freeze, and then nibble as needed.

5. Apple Nut Butter Sandwiches

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Slice a sweet, crisp apple into thin rounds (crosswise). Spread nut butter on top, sprinkle with a few raisins, and put two rounds together for a circular sandwich that’s perfectly packable.

6. Holiday Trail Mix

Made with oat squares cereal, unsweetened dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds, this festive trail mix is as easy to make as it is to eat. Pack along in zip-top bags when you’re craving something crunchy.

7. Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Walnuts

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The holidays go hand-in-hand with spiced nuts. The only problem is that most of the recipes out there call for lots of sugar. Our makeover is different because it calls for just a quarter cup of brown sugar. Enjoy each delicious, lusciously toasted walnut when you need something nourishing.

8. Hard Boiled Eggs

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The beauty of hard boiled eggs is their convenience. Now you can find them pre-made at the supermarket. But whether you make them yourself or buy them ready-to-eat, you’ll be getting 6 grams of high-quality protein every time you pop one of ’em into your mouth.

9. Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is nature’s healthiest fast food. Stock your kitchen with  Clementines, bananas, apples, and grapes so they’re always at the ready.

10. Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

Place a slice of deli turkey or ham and a slice of cheese on a plate or cutting board. Spread evenly with hummus, add a veggie down the middle—baby spinach, a green bean, or a bell pepper slice—and then hit the road running.

Tell us what you’re snacking on this holiday season.

 

6 responses to “10 Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks for the Hectic Holiday Season”

  1. These items are perfect for all year long, not just the holidays!

  2. What a great list of healthy snacks – we all need grab and go options these days! I haven’t tried the Chobani drinks yet, but love the different flavors they have!

  3. Katie says:

    Love those little apple sandwiches! Pinned for later 🙂

  4. Adrien Paczosa says:

    Such a needed list for this time of year!

  5. Sarah says:

    Chobani? Really? I don’t call that a healthy snack. It’s inflammatory and has 5 1/2 teaspoons of sugar! I wouldn’t hand my kid that or sit down to eat 5 1/2 teaspoons of sugar. This feels more like advertising than a well thought out suggestion. Other suggestions are good though. Love the veggie quiche patties.

    • Liz says:

      Thanks for your comment. Milk and fruit provide naturally occurring sugar in Drink Chobani. We were drawn to the product for its flavor, portability, 14 grams of protein, and 25% calcium. Enjoy.

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