When your stomach starts growling after a long day of running from errand to errand to errand, reverting to unhealthy, grab-and-go snacks from a vending machine or your local petrol station convenience shop might look like your best option but fear not, with a little planning and some know-how you can save yourself from making bad diet decisions. Keep these 5 healthy and convenient snacks on hand in your handbag, car, or desk and say goodbye to mindlessly reaching for that packet of chips, chocolate bar, or fizzy drink!

1. A bag of mixed nuts

Montagu We Care

Mixed nuts provide an easy way to get a delicious dose of protein in a convenient package. Keep a small bag of mixed dried fruit and nuts within reach and you’ll have something to nibble on. The dried fruit will help keep sweet cravings at bay while the nuts will give you that crunch you crave. We love the Montagu Fruit & Nuts ‘We Care’ range of pre-mixed fruit and nut blends. The range includes a Heart Friendly MixImmune Support Mix, High Energy Snack Mix, Brain Food Blend, and Banting-Friendly Blend – simply decant a handful or two of your favourite blend into individual zip lock bags and keep them on hand for a quick snack when you need a boost.

Find out more about the Montagu Fruit and Nut ‘We Care’ range here.

2. Sliced biltong

Biltong Board

Biltong is a great way to get a boost of protein when you needed it most. Just a few slices of biltong is enough to fill you up and keep hunger pangs at bay while you’re on the go. Biltong Board, South Africa’s very first biltong subscription service, delivers the very best biltong to your doorstep each and every month. For just R330 a month, the subscription box offers a kilogram of delicious, freshly packed biltong, including beef and game biltong from some of Africa’s best suppliers. Once you have your biltong, simply slice it up and put it into individual bags to enjoy later when you need a quick snack.

Find out more about Biltong Board here.

3. Protein bars

Herbalife Chocolate Protein Bars

Hitting the gym? Protein bars are a great pre and post-workout snack. Packed with protein and made with less sugar protein bars are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth, so you don’t reach for that chocolate bar! What’s more, they’re also great for boosting recovery after a workout. We love the Herbalife Chocolate Protein Bars –  made with real chocolate, but less fat and calories, these tasty little treats give you valuable soy protein between meals and before and after a gym session.

Available from local Herbalife distributors or online at R240 per 14-bar box.

4. Kombucha

Theonista kombucha

Forget, sugary soft drinks, kombucha is the way forward when it comes to refreshing drinks! If you’re not familiar with this fermented powerhouse beverage then it’s time to get educated because it’s all kinds of wonderful. Pronounced “kom-boo-chuh”, the unique beverage offers overall health-enhancing properties (like improved digestion and immunity, increased energy, detoxification, and healthier hair, skin and nails) for those looking to drink to their health. We love Theonista Kombucha – Their unique beverage is made by fermenting tea and sugar with a specific culture called a SCOBY and the result is a healthy drink with a unique sweet-tart taste and a light fizz (almost similar to sparkling apple cider).

Find out more about Theonista Kombucha here.

5. Raw date and nut truffles

Montagu Truffles

Montagu Truffles, ginger.

If you’re looking for a totally raw and super delicious on-the-go snack you can keep in your handbag, desk, or car then we’ve come up with a great-tasting answer. Raw date and nut truffles make for the perfect on the-the-go snack – they’re gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and oh-so-easy to carry around in your handbag! You could make them yourself but we love the conveniently packaged Montagu Raw Date and Nut Truffles. With four tasty flavours to satisfy a variety of palates including, sweet Cinnamon, tropical Coconut, juicy Cranberry and spicy Ginger, you’re bound to find one you love.

Find out more about Montagu Raw Date and Nut Truffles here.

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