The Best Portable Snacks

September 30, 2010

Laughing Cow Mini Babybell Cheese—Light

These little rounds of cheese are sealed in a hard wax coating that not only protects them, but makes them fun to open. But since unrefrigerated dairy can go bad, be sure to only pack these if you will be consuming them within a few hours.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Unlike turkey or tuna, PB & J sammies won’t spoil (and we kind of think they taste good a bit soggy) so you can make one in the a.m. and eat it hours later. They also fill your body up with fiber and protein. Make a snack-sized portion with one slice of 100% whole grain bread, one teaspoon of strawberry preserves and one teaspoon of all-natural peanut butter. To be green (!) and keep your sandwich in top shape, carry it in a plastic container.

Kashi Tasty Little Chewies Fruit & Grain Bars

These bars are sturdy enough to hold up in your bag, but chewy enough to go down like candy, not cardboard. And with 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein in each bar, you won’t be hungry an hour later. Our fave flavor pumpkin pie comes with a real layer of pumpkin topped with pecans..

Justin’s Peanut Butter Squeeze Pack and Apple

Grab a sturdy apple and make it a more satisfying snack with one of these delicious peanut butter packs. They’re loaded with 7 grams of protein and come in fun flavors like chocolate and honey. Just don’t forget to bring a plastic knife (and pack it carefully!).

Sabra Fresh Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pretzel Crisps

With its hard plastic packaging (hummus on one side, pretzel crisps on the other), this snack is guaranteed not to smush even on the bumpiest bus rides. One container contains 3.5 servings of hummus, so you can share it with a friend!

Hershey Cacao Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate Truffles

These delectable truffles come in a pocket-sized tin container so they won’t melt in your bag. At only 35 calories and 2.5 grams of fat a pop, you can get the benefits of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth.