Home Life & Healthy Living on the Go!

With the pressures of a high demanding career or the hectic schedule of a busy family life, often times healthy eating can take a back seat. Poor nutrition can leave us overwhelmed, fatigued and over extended.

With the high demands of life, all too many of us are rushing through meals, consuming junk food and not sustaining the healthy foods we need to ensure our longevity and health.

But, there is good news! Being busy does not mean you need to forego healthy eating. With a little time and organization you can eat healthy on the go! Take a look at these four quick and wholesome snacks to help you jumpstart your healthy on- the- go eating!

For a quick snack grab Edamame!

– Edamame is full of protein and fiber. Buy frozen edamame beans and keep them in your office freezer. Pop them in the microwave and add cherry tomatoes for a quick and healthy snack.

An old classic! Apple and peanut butter.

– Apples are known to boost your immune system and natural peanut butter is full of protein. Keep apples in you bag, car or in your office along with a small container of peanut butter. A healthy, filling and delicious snack right at your finger tips.

Need a quick breakfast to get out the door? Try a tortilla!

  • Take a whole wheat tortilla and spread some almond butter on top. For an extra nutritional boost wrap it around an banana. They are also excellent with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Here is also a fun healthy recipe for banana oat bars, and guess what? Only FOUR ingredients! Enjoy!

* 2 large, very ripe bananas

* 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

* 2 cups rolled oats

* 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

* 1/4 cup pitted, chopped dried dates

* 1/4 cup chopped nuts — such as walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans

* Grated nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

Heat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9-x9-inch square baking dish with olive oil or butter.

Peel the bananas and mash their flesh in a medium mixing bowl. Mash very thoroughly until no large chunks remain; the bananas should be essentially liquid. (You will have between 1 cup and 1 1/4 cup.) Stir in the vanilla, if using. Add the oats and stir them in. Stir in the salt, dates, and nuts.

Pat the thick mixture evenly into the baking pan. If desired, sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg or cinnamon. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges just begin to crisp up.

Place the baking pan on a rack to cool. When the pan is mostly cool, cut into bars and enjoy with a glass of milk or tea. Enjoy!

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