On the Go Snacks for Holiday Shopping

Categories: Nutrition

Lisa Cooper, MS, RD, LDN
Dietitian, Orlando Health Center for Health Improvement

It’s the time of season to head to the stores for holiday gifts, decorations and more! It is inevitable that shopping trips last longer than expected and tummies start to grumble. Be prepared and not caught off guard this year with these quick holiday nibbles.

Trail Mix

Add spice to a mixture of dried fruit and nuts for a quick holiday bite.

  • Pecans
  • Dried cherries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

Spiced Kettle Corn

Turn kettle corn into a new holiday favorite to munch on.

  • 94% fat free kettle corn
  • Craisins
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon

Peppermint Mocha

Save calories, time and money by making your own peppermint mocha at home!

  • ¼ cup 1% milk
  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or ¼ packet stevia or monk fruit)
  • 3 drops peppermint extract

If you are crunched on time, plan ahead to purchase snacks. Try roasted cocoa dusted almonds, freeze dried cinnamon apples, or an applesauce fruit pouch. If looking to a snack bar for a quick bite, choose one with a fruit or nut base and only a few ingredients.

Stay healthy and enjoy your holidays with foods that nourish and fuel you through this busy time.

Lisa Cooper

About the Author

Lisa Cooper is a dietitian specializing in prevention and wellness at Orlando Health.  She is a registered and licensed dietitian with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.

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