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Grab a cinnamon roll and latte for the morning commute, chips and soda from the vending machine to get through the mid-afternoon slump, a few cookies before bed... and you just might have taken in more calories from snacks than from the day’s meals!
You can avoid this diet downfall, but still satisfy your hunger between meals and on the go, by trying some of the foods listed here. For a healthier snack that will carry you through until the next meal try to include protein.
Try these suggestions and keep these quick, healthy snacks on hand:
For safety reasons, you should never eat while driving, and meals eaten at home tend to be healthier and lower in calories than those from restaurants. But sometimes, our hectic schedules just don’t allow for leisurely sit-down, home-cooked meals. If you and your family are running late in the morning or need a quick dinner on the way to soccer practice, you may need to grab something to eat on the way.
You could pull in a fast food drive-thru to get the 550-calorie ham, egg, and cheese bagel that contains 31 grams of fat, but you might also enjoy one of the balanced, portable meal ideas here just as much. Include fruit, vegetables, or low-fat or non-fat milk for their healthy nutrients.
With a little planning, you and your family can stay “on the go” and still get the nutrients you need!
The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
Last Revised: October 18, 2021
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