Grab-and-Go Summer SnacksAugust, 2020
When you’re on the go, it’s easy to forget to eat a nutritious meal. Prepping grab-and-go meals makes it easier to stay fuelled throughout the day and keep your body strong.
Check out these three easy-to-make meals with enriching ingredients that are perfect for when you want to make the most of your daylight hours!
Banana Coffee Smoothie
There’s no need to juggle a coffee cup and a meal when you’re on the move. Combine your morning coffee with your breakfast for a stress-free morning! Ground (whole) flaxseed helps reduce/lower cholesterol.
- 1 cup coffee, brewed
- 1 ½ bananas, frozen and sliced
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp cinnamon
Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Chocolate Nut Overnight Oats
Oatmeal is a source of B vitamins and fiber. Prep this ahead of time for a filling breakfast or post-workout snack. Switch up the toppings with your favourite berries, nuts or seeds to vary the flavours. Nuts can be a great source of vitamin E.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp nut butter
- ½ cup nuts
- ½ cup fresh fruit
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
In a mason jar, stir the rolled oats and chia seeds. Add milk and mix well. Cover with lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 2 hours). Mix the oats before adding remaining toppings.
Hummus Protein Bowl
This hummus bowl packs a punch and is easy to toss together for a day at the park, your lunch for work or if you’re just not in the mood to cook. A healthy diet, rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s a great source of plant-based protein and vegetables. You can also add chicken for more protein. Serves 1.
- 2 cups leafy greens
- ½ cup cucumber, sliced
- ¼ cup onion, diced
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- ¼ cup olives
- ½ cup chickpeas, strained and rinsed
- ¼ cup hummus
- 2 tbsp feta
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup chicken, sliced (optional)
Toss greens with olive oil and a pinch of salt in a medium-sized bowl. Arrange the cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, olives, and chickpeas around the bowl and place hummus in the middle. Add chicken, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.