Sometimes we wish life could be lived at a leisurely pace, that all of our meals could be prepared with exacting care, but the truth is that—for many of us—life is busy. There aren’t always opportunities to stop and smell the flowers, or better yet to pluck edible ones to garnish your gourmet creations. In the spirit of knowing that sometimes Gerrity’s customers need to simply grab groceries for the hectic day or week ahead, here are some healthy ideas for quick snacks.
Greek yogurt (with granola and honey)
The next time you’re in the Gerrity’s diary aisle, pick up some individually packaged Greek yogurt. Eat it on the move as is or sprinkle in some granola and honey and you’ve got a solid dose of protein, probiotics, and calcium.
If you prefer to drink your protein, calcium, carbs, and sodium, instead of grabbing a sports drink or protein shake, reach for a healthier, more delicious alternative: chocolate milk. You can pick these up individually packaged in the dairy aisle as well.
Who would’ve thought a hard-boiled egg could pack such a nutritious punch? These pocket-sized treats have more than 6 grams of protein each, are loaded with the kind of fats our bodies need (heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), and they have vitamins D (for strong teeth and bones), and A (which is good for your eyes).
Nuts are another quick, packable treat that are great for when you’re on the go. They’re good for your heart because they can lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which is good for your blood vessels. They also contain the “good” kind of unsaturated fats, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. This is especially true for almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, and hazelnuts, so look for them the next time you’re at Gerrity’s.
Simple, delicious, and available in their own individual wrapper, bananas account for 22% of an adult’s daily value of vitamin B6, 12% of potassium, and 12% of fiber. Eat them alone or whack them on some peanut butter toast to take it to the next level.