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Fill your grocery carts with these 10 best on-the-go snacks that are perfect for fitness enthusiasts

Making healthier food choices is the first step to achieving your fitness goals. While replacing large meals is much easier, most of us lose focus when it comes to snacks. Read on to know more about how you can include some simple and healthy snacks to your diet.
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If you get rid of unhealthy snacking patterns, then the road will be much easier for you. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aman Puri Updated: 10 May 2021, 09:31 am IST
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 In today’s day and age, most of us want to be fit and healthy. We all want to fulfil our desires — that’s exactly why we are always on the lookout for tips that help us become a healthier version of ourselves. Food choices are important, and we all try to make changes —  either by replacing gluten with millets, or by going vegan-free. Let’s face facts —  it’s relatively easier to replace certain foods, and make main meals more healthy. But when it comes to choosing healthy snacks, we often miss the bus. 

Studies have shown that eating the right snacks that have high-protein content and fibre promotes the feeling of fullness for long, providing you with the energy boost you need. It is ideally recommended to curb those hunger pangs and cravings by choosing snacks that are around 100-200 calories. 

Here is the list of a few snacks that do not just help you curb those cravings, but also provide you with the right nutrition and energy boost: 

1. Fruit and nut Butter

Fruits like apples and bananas, along with any nut butter like peanut or almond, is a classic combination. That’s because it provides the body with the right combination of energy, proteins and healthy fats like omega. Nut butter is also a good source of vital minerals like magnesium and zinc, which help to boost immunity. 

2. Trail mix

Trail mixes are considered to be one of the healthiest on-the-go snacks, because of their nutritional composition. Any good trail mix is a combination of some nuts and seeds, along with some dried berries or fruits, to curb those sugar cravings. 

3. Protein shake

Investing in a good protein powder can help you in the long run, depending on your fitness goals. Protein not only provides satiety, but also helps you inch closer to your fitness goals as well. It is also easy to prepare — just mix a little protein powder in your choice of meal.  

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4. Protein bars

Protein bars serve as the perfect on-the-go guilt-free snacks. They are usually made up of complex carbs that are easy to digest. Also, they are protein-dense, which means they provide sustained energy and satiety.

5. Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is again a power-packed snack that contains protein, probiotics, calcium and B vitamins. It is available in many flavours and can be taken as it is, or even mixed with chia seeds along with some fruits, to enhance the protein and fibre content.

6. Whole grain crackers

Whole grains are an excellent source of fibre, protein, B vitamins, and minerals such as zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese and other antioxidants. The crackers are available in so many variants or can be taken as it is. They can also be accompanied with a cheese dip or nut butter.

7. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is again a popular munchie that has a lot of proven health benefits. It improves heart health, decreases inflammation and enhances brain function. It also contains caffeine, which stimulates brain function and improves athletic performance. 

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8. Hard-boiled eggs

Eggs are not just a good source of protein, but also healthy fats, essential vitamins and minerals. They help in providing satiety and aid in weight loss.

9. Hummus

Hummus is an all-time favourite snack for most of us. Not only does it taste great, but also has exceptionally high nutritional value. You can use it as a spread on a multigrain toast, have it with pita bread, or with crackers. 

10. Roasted chana

Roasted chana is an age-old munchie, a true favourite in every Indian household. It is a dense source of energy and also has high-protein content, which makes it an ideal go-to snack.

The right choice of meals and snacks is what it takes to proceed closer to your health, performance, and fitness goals.

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About the Author

Aman Puri is a visionary and an entrepreneur with an aim to transform the sports, wellness and health industry.  He aims to transform the world of sports nutrition in India with the objective of introducing high-quality supplements and to follow a unique vision of serving people of all age groups. Aman holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Development with Specialisation in Eating Habits, Health and Environment from the Ambedkar University, Delhi.  He also holds Certifications from Nesta – USA as a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Kids Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Sleep Science Coach Certification and Sports Psychology Coach Certification.
Aman has a strong inclination towards sports and is an acclaimed International Mountain Biker and a Cross Country Duathlon Athlete with participation in India, Nepal and Australia. He has participated in over 100 tournaments including Marathon Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Duathlon, Adventure Races. He is the two-time participant of several races like the Time MTB Himalaya- Asia's Toughest Race; Time HHMR- World's Highest Altitude MTB Race; Time Himalayan Rush Participation - Cross Country Duathlon, Nepal. Mr. Puri has been a very honest and dedicated sports person and promotes the idea of sports and fitness being an inclusive part of everyone’s life. He has developed the trust of thousands if sports and fitness enthusiasts across the globe and is the Brand Ambassador for Merida India, ESI Grips - USA and StemCaps – USA.
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