10 Snacks You Can Take on the Go That Aren't Total Junk

by Catherine Conelly
Aug 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. ET

Snacking doesn't always have to mean midnight munchies or swiping a bag of Doritos. Here are some healthy-ish options (snacking requires a little indulgence right?) you can take on the go.

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1 /10: Make it: Strawberry oat bars

1/10 :Make it: Strawberry oat bars

Who knew making your own granola bars was such a cinch? These strawberry oat bars are easy to make in bulk so you can eat as needed.

2 /10: Make it: Yogurt bark

2/10 :Make it: Yogurt bark

Not only is Six Sisters Stuff's yogurt bark a great snack to chow down on before you leave the house, it may also become your favorite dessert. Just eat it quickly if you take it on the go because there is a melting risk.

3 /10: Buy it: Freeze-dried fruit

3/10 :Buy it: Freeze-dried fruit

It's fruit but in a crunchier, chip-like texture. Freeze-dried fruit is a great way to sneak more fruit into your diet without all the chopping and storing dilemmas.

4 /10: Make it: Chocolate-chia bars

4/10 :Make it: Chocolate-chia bars

This recipe from My Sequined Life mixes two classics, peanut butter and chocolate, with the added superfood chia seeds.

5 /10: Make it: Beef jerky

5/10 :Make it: Beef jerky

If you've been looking for a reason to purchase a dehydrator, let DIY jerky be your reason. You can get really creative with flavors, and the result is great protein that keeps you full without all the preservatives. Try this starter recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

6 /10: Buy it: Presliced apples

6/10 :Buy it: Presliced apples

Never underestimate a classic snack like sliced apples. You can buy prepackaged slices from Costco and eat them in the car on your way to work, home or wherever you have to show face. Snacking doesn't get any easier.

7 /10: Make it: Yogurt bites

7/10 :Make it: Yogurt bites

Keep a batch of these yogurt-covered blueberry bites from Live Eat Learn premade in your freezer. When you have to run out the door quickly, you can pop a few before you go.

8 /10: Make it: Salt & vinegar kale chips

8/10 :Make it: Salt & vinegar kale chips

You can crisp kale in the oven instead of buying those pricey bags at the grocery store. Just follow this recipe from Gimme Some Oven. With just a little seasoning, you'll remember why kale was all the rage.

9 /10: Make it: Energy bites

9/10 :Make it: Energy bites

Pinterest is rampant with recipes for these energy bites. In addition to cranberry-almond shown here, you can make them with a variety of flavors and ingredients. I haven't tried a bad one yet, and they get bonus points for no baking required.

10 /10: Buy it: Almonds

10/10 :Buy it: Almonds

Finally, when all else fails, you can't go wrong with a big bag of almonds. If you need something less bland on hand, mix it up with creative seasoning for extra flavor.