Healthy Snacks for the Golf Course

Skip the fried food from the snack bar and the candy bars that melt in your bag and reach for one of these healthy snacks on the course:

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6 Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Golf Bag

These snacks don’t need to be kept cold and provide lasting energy to keep you playing your best.

1. Beef Jerky

Full of protein, low in carbs, and easy to carry in your golf bag, beef jerky is a great snack for the course. We like Chef’s Cut because it’s all-natural and not dry like other brands. It’s also gluten-free and paleo-friendly. Get it at your local grocery store or grab a large bag on Amazon.

2. Nuts/Trail Mix

Another snack that’s full of protein but with an added bonus: nuts are brain food. They’re full of the omegas and fats your brain needs to perform its best. And we all know golf is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. Try a nice blend of roasted, salted nuts, or unsalted if you’re watching your sodium intake.

If you opt for trail mix, try to find a blend without chocolate chips. (Chocolate is almost sure to melt in your golf bag.) This sweet & spicy mix is a great option, or choose a mix with dried fruit for a little extra sweetness.

3. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

A good old PB&J sandwich is a great snack for the course. Whether you make it yourself or buy something like Uncrustables (great on a hot day!), they’re filling, easy to digest, and full of protein and carbs to keep you going. For homemade PB&Js, we like Stasher bags because they provide a little more protection than your average zip-top bag. You can also experiment with different nut butters like almond butter or cashew butter.

4. Clif Bars

There’s no shortage of energy bars out there but we think the classic Clif Bar is still the best. Formulated to provide sustained energy, each bar has 9-11 grams of protein and the perfect mix of fats, carbs, and fiber to keep you feeling full and energized. Pick them up at any grocery store or stock up with a variety pack.

5. Roasted Edamame

Edamame is a popular snack for the course because they’re super portable and pack a huge nutritional punch. These little dried soybeans are high in protein and iron and low in fat. Salted edamame can help replenish the sodium you’ll sweat out but there are lightly seasoned versions for those that are watching their sodium intake.

6. Bodyarmor

Ok, this isn’t a snack but it’s still great fuel for the course. Bodyarmor is an all-natural drink that goes the extra mile. With 10% of your daily recommended intake (DRI) of potassium, 100% of your DRI of vitamins A, C, and E, and 200% your DRI of B vitamins, we think it’s the best electrolyte drink out there.