101 Snacks For Your Husband On The Go

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer

I get questions a lot from women who want to know how to get their husband on board with their new healthy diet. I’ve been very blessed to be married to a man who pretty much goes with the flow of my kitchen journeys – and I’ve taken him on a CRAZY ride in the course of three years. Barry Myers is a saint, y’all.

But really, you say “Stacy! Ack! He doesn’t embrace my lemongrass spinach smoothies! When I offer him a piece of my leek and goat cheese grain-free tart, he makes gagging noises and runs from the room!” You want help…and I always say the same thing – give him time, honey.

As a general rule, it’s usually the women who do all the reading about healthy stuff – they read the books and blogs; they are the ones on Pinterest daily looking up recipes. You just expect your man to automatically fall in line. But it doesn’t always work that way.

101 Snacks On the Go

So, here are my tips for getting your husband to embrace a healthier way of eating:

Make the switch yourself

Don’t expect him to fall in line automatically. Let him see how much better you feel…maybe you’ll even lose weight and he’ll take note.

Make healthy versions of his favorite foods

Sure, he wants to be eating Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins…so why not make him some homemade doughnuts instead? If it’s ice cream that the man wants, make him some ice cream from scratch. It’s easy!

Pray for him.

Really. If God can move mountains, do you think He can’t move your husband? Booya.

101 Snacks On The Go

Now, so let’s say your husband HAS made the switch. But he still has to go to work, right? Well, sometimes when a man gets hungry, that snack machine calls to him pretty loudly. “Hey! You! You know you want this Snickers and 3-day old Tuna Sandwich from God-knows-where! I’m only $2!”

In order to stop the snack-machine munchies, be prepared and send snacks with him to work. It just takes a bit of pre-planning on your part.

Below I’ve given you 101 snack ideas. Really, 101. Some you might hate, but out of 101 surely you can find a few that you like – and if you don’t, I can’t help ya – seek professional help from Pinterest.

And let me up front here – some of these are things you make and send with him. So, you prepare them the day before. Some of these are packaged items from the store. And some of them are downright cheats (pork rinds, anyone?). However, I realize there are people in all different steps of their healthy food eating that read this blog – so I’ve tried to cover all of you…and my man, who loves his pork rinds.

*Note: None of these need to be refrigerated. I made it that way on purpose – just in case your man works on site and doesn’t have a refrigerator.*

So, let’s do this…snack on, y’all. Keep your man happy.

101 Snacks On The Go

1. Beef Jerky
2. Granola Bars
3. Almonds
4. Peanuts in the shell
5. Walnuts
6. Pecans
7. Raisins
8. Craisins
9. Apples
10. Bananas
11. Pears
12. Salted Cinnamon Coconut Chips
13. Jar of nut butter
14. Larabars
15. Crackers (We like Blue Diamond Almond Crackers)
16. Snapeas (Not really a “health” food, but a better alternative to potato chips)
17. Fruit leather
18. Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast cookies
19. Pumpkin Chip Cookies
20. Canned Tuna

101 Snacks on the Go

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21. Canned Salmon
22. Cinnamon PB Granola
23. Healthy (er) Rice Crispy Treats
24. Chopped veggies
25. Pumpkin Seeds
26. Sunflower Seeds
27. Baked Apple Chips
28. Banana chips
29. Kale Chips
30. Homemade Nutragrain Bars
31. Trail Mix
32. Ants on a log
33. Berries
34. Pork Rinds (yes, I know…but they are low carb and better than potato chips)
35. Energy Bites
36. Breakfast Bars
37. Breakfast Bread
38. Caveman Crunch Bars
39. Chocolate Chip Mini Pancake Muffins
40. Homemade Cereal

101 Snacks on the Go

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41. Homemade Pop Tarts
42. Popcorn
43. No Bake Coconut Cookies (With stevia instead of Splenda)
44. Roasted Chickpeas
45. Lactation Cookies (HAHAHAH! But these really are tasty cookies!)
46. Aussie Bites
47. Carrot sticks
48. Flax Crackers
49. Caramel Corn
50. Peeled Snacks
51. Freeze dried fruit (pricey)
52. Rosemary Crackers
53. Yogurt covered raisins
54. Quinoa Protein Bars
55. Spinach Chips
56. Energy Bars
57. Coconut Flour Crackers
58. Chocolate Almonds
59. Pancake Squares
60. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins

101 Snacks on the Go

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61. Grain Free Cereal
62. Tortilla with banana and peanut butter rolled up
63. Fudgy Bites
64. Homemade cheese crackers
65. Sweet Potato Chips
66. Pickles
67. Oranges
68. Homemade Graham Crackers
69. Avocado
70. Pistachios in the shell
71. Homemade Wheat Thins with peanut butter on top
72. Homemade Tortilla Chips
73. German Chocolate Fudge Bites
74. Cherries
75. Garbanzo Beans (I just like to eat these plain!)
76. Bagels with nut butter
77. Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
78. KIND Bars
79. Pomegranate Seeds
80. Grape Tomatoes

101 Snacks on the Go

81. Baked Quinoa Snack Bites
82. Baked Oatmeal Cups
83. Ezekiel Sprouted Cereal
84. Coconut Protein Bars
85. Applesauce cups
86. Pasta Crunchies
87. Chocolate Covered Goji Berries
88. Apple PB Granola Sandwich
89. Spiced Nut Mix
90. Snap Crackle Pop Bites
91. Cookie Dough Bites
92. Grapes
93. No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars
94. Whole Wheat Pretzel Bites
95. Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple
96. Split Pea Crisps
97. Cocoa Popcorn
98. Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes
99. Mini Apple Pies
100. Grain Free Chocolate Snack Cake
101. Apple Peanut Butter Snack Bars

What is your husband’s favorite snack?

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About Stacy Myers

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and a stay-at-home mom to her two children, Annie (3) and Andy (newborn). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with her daily antics.

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  1. My husband loves my homemade crackers. Very simple, cheap, easy, and customizable. A handful of those and some cheese slices or hummus or peanut butter, and oh man. Is he happy!

  2. Thanks for the link love! I need to check out some of these other great recipes. Yum, yum.

  3. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! You are my hero. This is the perfect list for me and my hubby! I’ve struggled so hard trying to get ideas for snacks and healthier on-the-go foods because he installs DTV and sometimes works straight through lunch (or if he does get lunch it’s the dollar menu and Mickey D’s or Taco Bell :P Thank you SO MUCH!

  4. Kirsten says:

    Which snack is the picture in between the two muffin pictures, looks like fruit gelatin bites or something? Those look yummy!

  5. Give him time? You think TIME will make a man more amenable to the idea of a leek and goat cheese grain-free tart?! Not my man. But then, my man’s woman ain’t gonna be trying to feed that to anybody, either. That’s not food. That’s snobbery on a plate.

    Good tips. My hubby needs a few more snacks in his life.

  6. Stacy, you’re awesome! This is a great list that will prevent any “hangry” (hungry + angry) episodes. My hubby is sooooo resistant to any diet changes & is a sugarholic. We’ve been married for 10 years & I’ve FINALLY gotten him to give up soda. Hallelujah! I shoulda prayed about that ;) He used to view it more as me trying to deprive him rather than me trying to help him be healthier. He’s finally seen the light and it’s so nice to have an ally! I can’t wait to make some of these for him :) THANK YOU!

  7. Thank you! I will have fun going through this list.

  8. I loved this post!!!!!! So many good ideas and recipe links for me, hubby and the littles to enjoy. Thank you so much :)

  9. What a fabulous list!! Thank you!

  10. This is awesome! And to those whose husbands aren’t on board yet, keep praying and keep trying. After many years, my husband had some health scares and decided to get serious. He has lost 40 lbs and is almost at his goal weight. I am still in shock. We finally were able to make some changes and even my kids are not craving snacks and junk as much anymore. I found that making things homemade as much as possible even if it wasn’t that healthy, helped b/c at least you know where the ingred. came from and it was more satisfying. (I can eat 1/2 pkg of oreos b/c I never feel satisfied, not like that as much with homemade cookies). Then we just cut back on the sugar and started eating more fruits and veggies. I can’t wait to try some of these snacks. Thanks so much!

  11. Oh Stacy, only you would squeeze in a link to Lactation Cookies on a snack post for husbands when I wasn’t looking… I got a good laugh out of that. But I’m sure they’re very lovely cookies. :)

  12. You are cracking me up on here! Awesome list :)

  13. I love this list, however; forget the hubs I work long hours and this list is perfect for me!!

  14. Wow! What a list! Thank you!!!! I’ve been needing some inspiration for healthier snacks to send with my on-the-go hardworking hubby! He’s quite happy to eat a healthy homemade dinner, but healthy snacks and lunches to send with him are tougher, especially on a tight budget.
    Needing to have more snacks on hand for my kids, too. They often eat more than I do(ages 3 and 5!) and I still hear all the time, “I’m still hungry, Mommy!” I will be trying some of these ideas and recipes. : )

  15. OH my goodness, I almost don’t want to show my husband this list because he’ll want me to make everything on it–right now! The poor man has been subsisting on almonds and carrot sticks as snacks for too long. I just need to take the time to plan some staple snacks to always have on hand.
    THANK YOU for this list!

  16. Anna Ramos says:

    My husband’s fave snacks are cashews, beef jerky, fatback (kinda like pork rinds, but saltier, harder and greasier) and clif bars (glorified no-bake oatmeal cookies). All of these are pretty healthy, but have you ever read the ingredients on beef jerky? At least the stuff at the grocery stores? I would love to learn to make my own. I’m sure it’d be better, and cheaper.

  17. This is a fantastic list! Thank you for compiling all these great snacks. With a new baby it will be so helpful in overcoming my brain fog for me, my hubby and my kids snacks.

  18. Oh my goodness, what a great collection! Pinned so many of these. And now I’m pinning this post.
    Thanks for using some of my snack ideas. I’ve started packing just snacky things that don’t need to be cold, and this list is great!

  19. Aubrey R says:

    Thank you for putting this list together. Great info to have because I’m forever trying to solve this problem for hungry kids.

  20. All I have to say is, truly, THANK GOD (and you all!) I found this today! Are you sure y’all don’t know my family personally??? This is just what I need to keep my love away from the snack machine, and kudos on choosing to list fridge free items! He does have access to a fridge, but he is a “nutty professor” type and forgets a lot of things, especially when he is working, lol. The only downside to your list is the frequent use of nuts (he is not a fan), but like you said; out of 101 ideas, I have found several things I would like to try. Thank you so much!!!!! This is SO fantastic. Pinning now!

  21. Thanks for the great ideas, Stephanie. My husband fits in the snack machine category;-) I am always looking for healthy snack ideas that fit everyone’s needs. Blessings~Kim

  22. Great ideas! There are a lot of foods my husband doesn’t like, including nuts and most fruits, so finding healthy snacks to send in his lunch is a challenge. Air-popped popcorn is one thing I’ve found that works for him. I can create variety by making different seasonings from herbs and spices I already have around the house.
    A couple of the recipes on this list look like they may have potential for him, too.

  23. It is hard to keep my hubby away from my lactation cookies! Love this list.

  24. Well, this is just about the best thing ever – thank you so much for this list!

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