The Best Power Snacks for Your Round of Golf

Drinking plenty of water and noshing on nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods helps you maintain your energy during a round. Carry these portable, course-friendly snacks and you’ll be ready to play 18 more.

By Keri Glassman

TURKEY JERKEY

Low in fat and calories and high in protein, jerky is far more nutrient-dense than pretzels or chips. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so it won’t go bad in your golf bag.

ALMONDS

Rich in fiber and heart-healthy fats, 15 almonds will only cost you about 100 calories but help you keep your energy up during your round. Slip some into a single-serving bag before heading to the course.

CARROTS AND CELERY

Low in calories and high in fiber, these standbys do lack protein for sustained energy, so pair them with a tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter for a well-rounded snack.

FIBER CRACKERS

Spread with all-natural peanut butter, low-fat cheese or hummus for a snack packed with protein and fiber. Two FiberRich Bran Crackers have five grams of fiber and 40 calories.

APPLES

A large apple has about 100 calories and as much fiber as a bowl of bran cereal. And its antioxidant flavonoids may have anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

HUMMUS

Combine two tablespoons of chickpea dip with sliced veggies for a snack that’s filled with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Tribe Foods portions the hummus for you.

POPCORN

Top this whole-grain, high-fiber snack with Parmesan cheese for added flavor and calcium. Take the guesswork out of portion sizes with Skinny Pop’s 100-calorie bags.

SNACK BARS

Choose bars that have less than 200 calories and at least three grams of fiber and six grams of protein. KeriBars have protein, fiber and healthy fats, helping you feel full.

EDAMAME

A half cup of shelled edamame has eight grams of protein, four grams of fiber and 100 calories. Bring in snack bags and eat as you get hungry; they’re great both cold and warm.

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