Health & Nutrition

Grab and Go Snacks for the Ride

Healthy eating is very important for everyone, especially athletes. The start of spring not only signals the start of soccer, it signals more opportunities for players to establish an active lifestyle. However, soccer season does keep players on the move with things like bus rides, classes, practices and packing healthy snacks in backpacks. Athletes love grazing, which is fine as long as it’s done in a healthy way.

Think fruits, vegetables, and some type of protein to get you through until the next meal. Pre-packaged snacks are convenient but more costly.

Health snacks

  • Nut Butter Packets
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Edamame
  • Dried Plums
  • Celery
  • Apricots
  • Strawberries
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Jerky
  • Kale Chips

Unhealthy snacks

  • Fast Food Iced Tea
  • Microwavable Popcorn
  • Fast Food Chicken Nuggets
  • Fruit Juice
  • Candy
  • Sugary Cereal
  • Processed Meats
  • Deep Fried Foods
  • Frozen Entrees
  • Chinese Food
  • Restaurant Dessert
  • Energy Drinks
  • Ice Cream