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Snacks To Throw In Your Purse When You’re Running Out The Door Like A Lunatic

Updated: January 17, 2017

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If you know me you know I’m always running out the door in a pure, utter panic.


Sparkling water, keys, laptop, iPhone in one hand & an oversized handbag, packed with way too many things, in the other.

Since I’m flying out the door like a lunatic, it’s difficult to prepare, food-wise.

Like, I’m definitely not one of those people who meal preps for a week in advance ( props if you do this, teach me your ways )— there’s no 4 ounce chicken with a side of sweet potatoes & grilled zucchini laying perfectly in a casual Tupperware in my fridge. OH NO…So clearly, I have to get creative.

And by creative I mean SNACKS. In my bag. At all times. ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

Because without snacks I would die of hunger, mid-freeway, on the way to Pilates.

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So let’s dissect those snacks along with the rest of the stuff in my bag, shall we?

* Please do not mind the contents of my purse, I know— there’s a hell of a lot stuffed in my everyday handbag =).

Ok, so snacks first, rest of the stuff second:

Homemade trail mix: this is my version of meal prep guys. Basically I’m sick of store bought trail mix being BLAH. So I made my own with goji berries, sliced almonds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, unsweetened toasted coconut flakes, & whatever else looks fun in my pantry. Throw it in a bag & you’re golden.

Berries: easy, quick, organic, you get it. The reason I bring berries is to throw in my yogurt. Sometimes I’ll eat them with cacao nibs too for a little extra sweetness. Berries are FILLLLLED with antioxidants & make a great snack. Grapes are fun too if they’re in season.

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Chobani Simply 100 yogurt: yogurt is a must for me because it has protein. I tend to feel fuller after protein SO yogurt is a great ‘throw in your purse & go snack’. Chobani Simply 100 has NO artificial ingredients, made with real fruit, & it’s packed with fiber and protein so it’s the perfect snack. I’m also a fan of the newest flavor Strawberry Banana. There’s Mixed Red Berry too. Nothing better than adding my homemade trail mix to the yogurt & topped with berries.

Banana: no brainer. Easy to carry. Sometimes I’ll bring a side of raw almond butter to dip my banana in. YUM.

Unsalted pistachios or raw almonds: again, quick & easy is kind of my thing. Nuts are an awesome source of protein. If Michael’s in the car with me he usually eats them all ( which is great because his hypoglycemia is at a full time HIGH whenever we’re in the car ).

Ok now, here are the other goodies:

2016 Day Planner + white pen: my day planner is my bible. If I leave it at home, I use my Google calendar instead. I am HUGE calendar person. Like it’s annoying. The calendar struggle is real. I strive to be better each day.

TSC Bombshell Body Guide: a girl’s gotta workout & I use TSC guide everywhere. I know that sounds weird but it’s easier to follow a workout by myself if I have a visual.

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White Mophie X 8 ( yes, 8. Told you I was nuts ): THAT’S RIGHT, THERE’S EIGHT CHARGERS. Don’t pretend like you’re not curious. The second someone’s phone dies, I’m their best friend. Why? Because I have 8 chargers in my purse. My phone is constantly plugged into my handbag like a dork but who cares at least my phone isn’t dead. For phone cases, I’m loving this one & this one lately. Very Beverly Hills hotel, if you will.

Sunglasses: must have, need I say more? These ones are badass & simple. LOVE.

Grapefruit lip balm: by far my favorite lip balm because of its hint of rosy pink. The smell is the best ever too.

ID holder: not a wallet fan. I’ve never been a wallet fan really. My men’s ID holder just holds my credit card, a couple of TSC cards, & my license. Easy.

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Business cards: yes. TSC & blog-doo cards are always on hand.

White camera x gold chain: this white camera is light, gets the job done, & is great for Instagram. Plus it has a selfie cam so there’s that. And it’s white. Who DOESN’T like a white camera? The gold chain was gifted to me by my friend, Erica. Fun right— it adds a little flair to the camera.

( Also, handbag is sold out, but VERY similar is here for $14.99!!! ).

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I propose to make it a rule that every girl in the world should carry snacks.

…That way no one will ever get in a fight with their boyfriend because they were HANGRY.

Making worldwide snacking strides in 2016, lauryn x

+ this post is in collaboration with Chobani.
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  • Lmfao I love that you have multiple mophies. I have an Anker portable batter which is like 3yrs old and was the shit before mophie came around and I am everyones best friend when their phone dies. Mine is losing its juice but I never go out all day/night without having it nearly fully charged. I kind of judge any purse carrying girl that doesn’t have one. You mean you’re ok with your phone just dying??

  • I love trailmix for a snack! It’s perfect. Like you I hate the storebought kind too. My own trailmixs are just so much better! Love your calender btw!
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  • I never leave my house without some kind of nuts in my purse to snack on and my planner. Even in a crazy rush those are must haves!
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  • Super helpful post; snacks are a must for me too!

  • Thank you for the camera info!! I’ve been wondering what type of camera that you use because I LOVE all of your pictures!! I want to start taking better pictures and this one seems like a great option :-).

  • I’m so bad at preparing snacks, but these are some great tips. I usually just grab an orange if I can remember to. Oddly enough, I’ve been really good at meal planning lately…I just make a little extra dinner and before I get too excited and gobble it all up, I portion out my lunch bit into tupperware immediately. It’s been working like a charm! Today it’s sweet potato + black bean taco mix (no tortilla).

    xo Annie
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  • Kristin

    Thanks for soooo many favorite posts! (Especially in love with the taboo ones ;))

    I am waiting for your secret on eyebrows. How did you mange to get them like that? I love everything about them haha. I want the arch and and I want them thick and full like yours :-) what’s the trick to change them? Or is it a result of your jaw-surgery? Dying to know :)
    All the best wishes for you, love checking in to your blog, your universe is fantastic, I love the atmosphere of chic, smart, honest and girly

    • I will do a tutorial : ) thank you so much for the support! I am so flattered you enjoy The Skinny Confidential. xx

  • Cocoa dusted almonds and dried cranberries are almost always in my purse. It’s so important to have something to reach for so that I don’t get hangry and eat everything in sight!
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  • Jen

    Ok seriously this post totally speaks to me. I am ALWAYS hungry and always running out the door like a mad woman. Then of course I am starving after 5 minutes and then eat something bad for me. This is something I need to work on and pack healthy snacks like these… xx
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  • I love your pen! They are my favorite, so smooth with the writing! I just went out and bought a bunch more!

  • I often grab a baggie of nuts (I measure it out to around 100 calories) when I know I’ll need a snack and am on the go. Great recommendations here too!

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  • Boiled eggs, some almonds, a protein bar, and Greek yogurt are definitely wonderful options! Sometimes I even carry a baked sweet potato!
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  • Hahaha! My boyfriend and I BOTH get HANGRY and both have to carry snacks….no, let me rephrase, I carry his snacks too in my handbag. Protein bars like Vega are our fav or kind bars! xxoo
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  • Hi! do you have any particular brands of cacao nibs and unsweetened toasted coconut flakes? there are so many choices and i think its hard to discern between which ones are the healthiest and which ones are just TRYING to be. any suggestions would be great, thanks!

  • Alison

    Love these snack ideas! They are perfect because I too get the same way, I must have snacks.

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