This post is sponsored by Mini Babybel®.
I write to you today with the cheesiest news around from the happiest place on earth: Miny Babybel has been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California, and the Disney Cruise Line. I’ve been to both Disney resorts and cannot wait to share the joy with Mazen someday, hopefully sooner rather than later. We all know Mini Babybel makes a great addition to a lunchbox, and the brand will be featured throughout Toy Story Land and sold at Woody’s Lunch Box.
As a dietitian, I’m really glad to hear the parks and cruise ships will be offering tasty, on-the-go snack options – thumbs up! Mini Babybel is one of my top three grab-and-go options in my fridge when I need a little snack. It’s easy to eat out of hand, 100% real cheese, a good source of both protein (4 grams) and calcium, which is the perfect little bite to tide over your hunger. And they are obviously DEE-licious.
This news inspired me to think of all the snacks I look for while on the go. I look for whole, real foods that have some staying power. You can find most of these in convenience stores, at hotel breakfast buffets, or in shops.
Nuts and Seeds
Pistachios, sunflower seeds, flavored nuts, whole almonds, peanuts in the shell – they are all crunchy favorites that will tide hunger.
So this might not be everyone’s favorite choice, but when you want to crunch for the sake of crunching, reach for baby carrots, celery, or bell peppers. Carrots especially are often found in little bags now – look for peanut butter packets to dip them in! And you can always pop into a grocery store salad bar for a few sliced peppers, broccoli, and more and get a little dressing for dipping.
Instant oatmeal and whole grain cereal are found at most hotel breakfast buffets, coffee shops, some gas stations. Look for whole grain crackers instead of totally refined. Look for trans-fat free peanut butter in little cups or pouches. Or, if you’re like me, you always have one in your purse! 🙂
Fruit + Hard Boiled Eggs
The water content in fruit will help fill you up and keep you hydrated. Many hotels and some other quick service locations have hard-boiled eggs, which, like Mini Babybel, are a good source of protein and nutrients.
Particularly purse-friendly, dried fruit or trail mix is easy to pack and nibble as you need it. There are also many whole food bars made from dried fruit and nuts, but be sure to read ingredient lists and focus on whole ingredients.
What are your favorite on-the-go snacks?
Thanks to Mini Babybel for sponsoring this post! I am a brand ambassador this year, and all opinions are my own.