When you’re on the go, it can be tough to find snacks that don’t create a lot of waste. Most convenience stores and vending machines sell snacks that come in packaging that is difficult to recycle or compost. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we will share 5 zero-waste snack ideas that are perfect for when you’re on the go!
#1 Dried fruit.
Dried fruit is a great snack to take with you when you’re on the go because it doesn’t need refrigeration and will keep for a long time. Plus, most dried fruits are so easy to find in bulk! Just make sure to bring some reusable Tupperware containers or jars with you to fill up with dried fruit at your local bulk store.
#2 Homemade energy bars.
Energy bars are another great option when you’re looking for a healthy and convenient on-the-go snack. And since they’re so easy to make yourself, you don’t need to worry about all of the excess packagings they often come in! Check out our guide on How to Make Your Own Beeswax Food Wrap.
#3 Fruit Leather Rollup.
Not only are they zero waste, but they’re also really easy to make. Simply spread your favorite fruits onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at a low temperature until dry. Once dry, roll them up and store them in an airtight container. Voila! You have yourself a tasty and healthy snack that’s perfect for on-the-go. We really like this recipe of Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups!
#4 Mason Jar Salad.
This is a great option if you’re looking for something healthy and filling. Simply layer your favorite salad ingredients (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.) in a mason jar, and top with a dressing of your choice. When you’re ready to eat, just give it a good shake and dig in!
#5 Nuts and seeds.
A handful of nuts and seeds is the perfect snack when you’re on-the-go. They’re packed with protein and healthy fats, so they’ll keep you feeling full until your next meal. Plus, there’s no need for packaging since you can just put them in a reusable baggie or container.
Zero Waste Snacks: Final Thoughts
With these five zero-waste snacks in your repertoire, living an eco-friendly lifestyle on the go will be a breeze! No more relying on unhealthy—and often overpriced—convenience store fare; now you can feel good about what you’re eating while also doing your part to reduce single-use plastic consumption. So next time hunger strikes while you’re out and about, grab one of these snacks instead of reaching for that candy bar or bag of chips—your body (and the planet) will thank you!
Iryna wants to make this world a better, greener place with less waste. Her mission is to protect the planet from plastic pollution by bringing awareness to this global crisis through her website. Send her an email to learn more about her mission and how we can help!