Heart Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Bag

February 3, 2017 marks national Go Red for Women day. Heart disease does not affect just women. Did you know that 40% of deaths in the United States are due to cardiovascular disease? [1]

With February being American Heart Health month, practice one heart-healthy behavior this month that you can work into your lifestyle. We suggest planning ahead by keeping heart-healthy snacks on hand. Here are some portable, healthy go-to’s:

    • Nuts and Seeds.

      High in fiber and healthy fats, scooping 1/3 cup of a variety of nuts and seeds into a snack bag is simple yet filling.

    • Chickpea Snacks.

      Loaded with fiber and protein, these are a great low-fat snack option. One of my favorites is Biena Foods, which has a wide selection of on-the-go chickpeas for your convenience.

    • Sliced vegetables.

      The options here are endless- sliced cucumbers, carrots, celery, bell peppers, or whatever vegetables you prefer. High in fiber and essential micronutrients, you can’t go wrong.

    • Olives.

      High in vitamin E, healthy fats, iron, and copper, olives are an easy, flavorful snack option. Try these pre-packaged Pearl Olives for an easy on-the-go option.

    • Clementines.

      Citrus fruits are in season this winter, so these vitamin C-rich fruits are a great snack to keep in your bag.

    • Bananas with Nut Butter.

      Simply slice a banana and spread a nut butter of your choice between two slices. Filled with potassium, fiber, and unsaturated fats, this snack packs a flavorful and nutritional punch.

  • Apple slices.

    Enjoy this with some nut butter or Greek yogurt. Filled with fiber and micronutrients, slice these up yourself or get these pre-packaged ones.

Tried any of these snacks out? Tag me on Instagram @newburystnutrition so I can see your heart-healthy act!

Sky’s Scoop:

  • With cardiovascular disease rising as a prominent health concern, it is important to take care of your heart.
  • Eating heart-healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables, or nuts and seeds can help improve your heart health.

[1]: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/97/11/1095

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top