Healthy On-the-Go Snacks

By: Bob's Red Mill | February 22 2019

Looking for healthy snacks you can take on the road? Perfect! So are we! That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite ideas for portable and healthy on-the-go-snacks.

Whether you’re getting the kids packed up and ready for a school day, hitting the gym to catch a yoga class, or venturing to work for a day of exciting meetings, the Bob’s Red Mill team has you covered with a ton of healthy snack ideas.

From raw fruit to protein bars made with rolled oats, here are healthy go-to snacks that will leave you feeling full, happy and satisfied.  

Simple Snack Ideas

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Keep these healthy (and simple) snacks on hand so you can grab ‘em and go when you’re in a hurry. From trail mix and baked granola to tangerines and avocados, these nutritious foods are chock full of goodness.

  • cubed melon
  • grapes
  • hard boiled eggs
  • trail mix
  • strawberries
  • avocado
  • hummus & veggies or gluten free snack crackers
  • dried fruit
  • plums
  • sunflower seeds
  • granola
  • rice cakes
  • protein bars
  • tangerines
  • smoothies
  • bananas
  • blackberries
  • energy balls
  • nutritious muffins
  • raw broccoli
  • celery & peanut butter
  • apples & almond butter
  • nuts
  • blueberries
  • yogurt
  • cheese

Protein Bars and Muffins

When it comes to healthy snack ideas, protein bars and muffins are always a good bet for both kids and adults. Here are some wonderfully nutritious recipes made with oats and grains that are easy to enjoy when you’re on the go.

Almond Poppy Seed Cassava Muffins

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These delicious Almond Poppy Seed Cassava Muffins are sweetened with coconut sugar, applesauce and maple syrup. The end result is a moist (and nutritious) treat, perfect to throw in your bag when you’re on the go. The crunch of the sliced almonds and poppy seeds is a nice addition and by utilizing cassava flour (as opposed to traditional flour), they’re gluten free. Bake these beauties for about 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!

Gluten Free Apple Muffins

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The smell of these Gluten Free Apple Muffins wafting through the air is wonderful during the fall season—or any season, really. They’re made with our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, Gluten Free Quick Rolled Oats, sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, egg, apple cider vinegar, milk, shredded apple and sparkling sugar. They can be customized to suit your own tastes, too, by using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Egg Replacer in place of the egg and using dairy-free milk (like almond milk) in place of the more traditional cow’s milk. Forego the sparkling sugar and give these muffins a spread of nut butter for an extra boost of energy.

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

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These Fruit and Nut Energy Bars from Elisha Joyce of Rebel Grain are packed with nutritious ingredients like dried fruits and toasted nuts. Elisha uses our Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Hulled Millet and Shredded Coconut to give her bars fantastic flavor. Make a batch of these ahead of time to throw in your gym bag or take to work. So long as there are no nut allergies in the house, these bars are healthy go-to snacks for kids and parents alike.

Soy Protein Bars

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These Soy Protein Bars might look like candy bars at first glance, but they are packed nutritional powerhouses when you’re on the go. They’re made with peanut butter, water, maple syrup, vanilla extract, Whole Grain Oat Flour, Regular Rolled Oats, Soy Protein Powder, Flaxseed Meal, sliced almonds and chocolate chips. You can feel free to experiment with the recipe by using whatever type of protein powder is your own personal favorite. We love that these treats don’t need to be baked and instead are placed in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate sets.

Bob’s Bars

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Good news—our new Bob’s Bars are here! These wholesome bars are the ones you have been asking for, made with simple ingredients, wonderful flavors and easy nourishment. If you’re looking for healthy on-the-go snacks, these bars are a delightfully convenient solution. We’ve made five delicious varieties (one for each of the weekdays). Try the Peanut Butter Jelly & Oats bar on Monday, and the Peanut Butter Banana & Oats bar on Friday. Whenever you choose to enjoy them—morning, noon, or night—we know they’ll leave you feeling good.

Energy Poppers and Protein Balls

Energy poppers and protein balls are an excellent way to keep you feeling full and energized when you’re moving from one place to the next. They can so easily be thrown into a purse or kept in the fridge for times when hunger strikes!

Sunshiny Pina Colada Muesli Energy Poppers

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These Sunshiny Pina Colada Muesli Energy Poppers might momentarily make you feel like you’re relaxing in a tropical paradise (instead of work or school). Take a tropical vacation with pineapple, creamed coconut, Almond Protein Powder and Gluten Free Tropical Muesli, all combined to form this nutrient-packed snack. Simply combine all ingredients (except the muesli) in a food processor until a sticky dough forms. Use your hands to mix this together with the muesli. Roll it into balls. Place onto a sheet. Refrigerate for one hour and enjoy!

Tart Cherry and Chocolate Covered Almond Muesli Energy Poppers

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If you’d rather go the route of chocolate instead of tropical, these Tart Cherry and Chocolate Covered Almond Muesli Energy Poppers are delightful yet sophisticated. They double as a snack and dessert that can be eaten at any time (and anywhere) and are super easy to put together. They’re made with just dried tart cherries, almond butter, Almond Protein Powder, almond extract, vanilla extract, salt, water and Gluten Free Muesli. They’re made in the same way as the Tropical Poppers, but they boast that decadent chocolate taste most of us crave. When it comes to portable healthy snacks, these poppers are wonderful.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

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On the go to or from the gym, school, work, shopping, errands, anywhere? These Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls are the ticket to bliss! They’re made with raw and high protein products like Pumpkin Seeds, cocoa nibs, dates, Organic Coconut Flour and Almond Protein Powder and are quick to throw together. Keep these in the fridge during the week when you need an extra boost of tasty protein to keep you going.


Smoothies can easily be made the night before and put in Mason jars or reusable cups to take to work, the gym and in the car when you’re out and about. They’re packed full of protein and nutrients and will give you a lasting “glow” throughout the day. Plus, there are endless variations for smoothies to suit your tastes of the day. Whether you choose to add a protein powder to your smoothie, or hide some veggies into your smoothie for an added bonus, try these smoothie recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy. 

Chai Peaches & Greens Smoothie

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This Chai Peaches & Green Smoothie is an amazing source of protein and fiber and boasts 240mg of omega-3 per serving. It’s also rich in iron and vegan. It only takes 5 ingredients—protein powder, milk, vanilla yogurt, fresh spinach, sliced peaches—and can be made in a few minutes. Make this in the morning and take it on the go wherever your day may lead you!

Chococado Smoothie

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With a wild name like Chococado Smoothie, you can bet this luscious smoothie is going to taste like a milkshake, thanks to the cocoa powder and avocado. It’s also filled with Almond Protein Powder, vanilla almond milk and honey for a touch of sweetness. This is good in the morning, afternoon and evening when you’re in need of a quick bite (or a quick sip, we should say).

Orange Juiciest Booster

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Start your day in the right way with our Orange Juiciest Booster. It’s sweet and packed with vitamin C, but is also an excellent source of protein, fiber and iron. Plus, it’s vegan and made with just four ingredients you probably already have on hand (ice cubes, Almond Protein Powder, orange juice and vanilla yogurt). Enjoy this smoothie alongside a nutritious breakfast bar to kick start your day and get moving.

Whether you’re opting for a smoothie or a protein bar, these snacks are all great choices when you’re on the move. Eating healthy snacks when you’re on the go is so important to keep you feeling fueled up! If you’re energized and your body is filled with good ingredients, you’ll be more likely to be happy and feel fueled throughout the entire day. If you’re hungry in the morning, you can even try some of our instant oatmeal packets

Have any favorite healthy on-the-go snacks you like to keep in your purse, car or fridge? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below! We’d love to hear your healthy snack secrets.

Note: Eating raw oats is generally safe, but may cause digestive issues or increase the risk of foodborne illness.

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