Healthy Snack Ideas for Entrepreneurs + COUPON

Proper nutrition has a direct effect on our energy level. Have you noticed how sluggish you feel if you’ve gone a long time without eating? That’s where snacking comes in, but just as you’re strategic in the way you run your business, you also have to be strategic in how you snack. This is especially true if you’re an entrepreneur who works from home like I do. The kitchen is walking distance from my office, and it’s easy to grab the most convenient thing I see, even if it’s a bag of chips that shouldn’t have been in my kitchen in the first place. 🙂

The best way to curb this is to make sure I have healthy, easy to access options within reach. Even if I have a day where I’ll be on the go, I take a few extra minutes to pre-portion snacks into plastic storage bags and throw them in my purse. That way if my meeting runs long, I can just reach into my bag for a snack instead of the nearest vending machine. Here are a few healthy snack options you can try.


salty-sweet(2)Colby’s Kettle Corn
– I tried the salty sweet addiction flavor. It tastes wonderful and reminds me off the freshly popped popcorn you get at fairs. That’s probably because it’s made in actual steel kettles and not air popped. It’s also healthy. Colby’s Kettle Corn is low calorie, low sodium, a good source of whole grain and fiber, and free from trans-fat, cholesterol, preservatives and IMSG. A cup and a half of popcorn is only 105 calories, so I can snack without feeling guilty. Butter salt and cinnamon sugar flavors are also available.

Homemade Trail Mix – If you have a little more time on your hands, you can throw together your own bags of trail mix in small plastic storage bags. Just divide up your favorite dried fruits and nuts, like cranberries, raisins, cashews and almonds. You can purchase these healthy dried fruits from any supermarket. Brands such as Clearspring, have wide ranges of healthy extras you can add to your trail mix to make things exciting. To add an extra boost, you can include chocolate chips as well.

Cheese. Grab a small wheel or string of pre-packaged cheese to give your body a boost of protein. Because it’s digested slowly, it can keep you full for hours. This is important if you know your next full meal won’t be coming for a while, like at a conference or networking event.

Apples and Nut Butter – If you’re craving something sweet, cut up an apple and pair it with your favorite nut butter, like peanut or almond. Apples are high in fiber, while a 100 calorie tablespoon of peanut or almond butter is high in protein and unsaturated fat.

Chili Cheese PuffsChillie_Cheese_Puffs_square – As a little girl, I remember eating cheese puffs and cheese balls with my family. Gourmet Gifter has their own take on this with its chili cheese puffs. These are fluffy corn puffs topped with a blend of cheese and spice. The flavor is rich and not too spicy.

 

These are some of the snacks I’ve tried to get me through the day. Which snacks are your favorite?

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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  1. I totally agree with the healthy snacking options but there are sometimes when only vending machines are available so I suggest go with your convenience and enjoy!

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