We are always on the run, scouring the grocery aisles looking for great grab n go snacks and meal replacements to carry along in our bags for outdoor events, movies and road trips.
Here are our new top 5 grab n go grub picks:
- Kind Plus Bars- We love that these tasty nut, fruit and seed bars are all-natural, filled with fiber, non gmo and are wheat & gluten free. We especially love the dark chocolate cherry cashew which has 50% daily value of antioxidants, Vitamins A,C and E too! Find them in the natural section of your grocery store or wherever Kind Bars are sold for about $1.50/bar.
- Dry Roasted Edamame- Spicy Wasabi from Seapoint Farms: We love that these 100-calorie packs offer us a crunchy and lower fat alternative to chips and nuts. Did you know that Edamame has 70% less fat and 40% more protein than peanuts, and that these dry roasted packs also double as a salad topper- replacing traditional croutons? Find a box of 6 packs in the natural section of your favorite specialty store for around $3.99.
- Pumpkin Seeds (in-shell), roasted and salted from Good Sense- we love these crunchy, addicting seeds for their good source of protein, and convenience. Find these re-sealable pouches in the produce section of your market for around $1.99 per 4.5 oz pouch.
- Cracker Jack’d PB& Chocolate Hearty Mix- We love this new product from Frito-Lay. The chocolate covered oat clusters nestled with roasted peanuts offered us a truly filling and addicting snack alternative to buttered popcorn or sugary candy we normally eat at the movies. We found these at CVS for $3.99 and are looking forward to trying their other flavors such as Spicy Pizzeria and Cheddar BBQ. Drawback: the pouches are too big for one serving and do not have a re-sealable element. Plan on sharing with a friend!
- Concord Grapes- When a fresh fruit can taste sweet like candy, Welch’s grape juice or grape jelly and be totally healthy for you… then we say, go for it! Pack some in a handy seal and lock bag, and munch away. Yes, these grapes have seeds, and their skins slide off easily but this sweet, uniquely tasting grape will slide right down your throat. Find them seasonally (as in now) in your local produce section of your favorite LI market for about $2.99/lb.
For other helpful Long Island resources, please visit:
Long Island Grocery Stores, including specialty shops and those that deliver
Where to purchase farm raised poultry on Long Island
Grocery 101: Holiday Essentials
Where to purchase Prime Dry Age Meats on Long Island
Where and how to purchase a lobster (and other seafood) on Long Island
Grocery 101: Basic Staples Lists
Long Island Farmer's Markets: Locations and Dates
Long Island Farm Stands
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