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5 Healthy Hunger-Crushing Snacks for the Busy Athlete
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Veggies are a healthy carb and perfect for munching on the go. Bell peppers can be cut up or eaten whole (like an apple). Munch on carrots, sugar snap peas, green beans and cherry tomatoes—the options are endless. You can even grab a salad mix (like Organic Girl) and munch on the leafy greens like you would chips. Seriously. Pair the veggies with any of the following nuts and seeds for a blood-sugar balanced combo.
Raw Nuts and Seeds
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Raw organic nuts are easy to pack, which makes them a great on-the-go protein snack. Sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts are loaded with protein and other nutrients that will keep you feeling full throughout the day. Add some shredded coconut flakes to get some healthy fats into your nutrition plan as well.
Raw and Dried Fruit
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Raw fruit is another snack that travels well. Munch on berries to get plenty of antioxidants, they are small and light to take with you wherever you go. If you don't have fresh fruit handy dried fruit. Just be sure to buy unsweetened and 100-percent raw dried fruit.
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If you need something with a little crunch to munch on, then try kale chips. This pre-made snack includes essential nutrients from leafy greens that are easily transportable and good for you. Try Alive and Radiant Kale Chips. Note: The company makes other dried snacks (like Veggie Krunch) that are pretty tasty.
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If you don't have raw nuts on hand, opt for these bars. Many bars are loaded with sugar and artificial flavors, but the following are natural and filled with nutrients:
- Simple Squares
- Bearded Brothers
- Raw Revolution
- Go Raw
Tip: Always look for these key words: raw, organic, and dairy/gluten/soy-free.