Trainer Valerie Waters has made a career of keeping actresses like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel in shape. Valerie shared with us what she keeps in her purse when she's out and about running errands:
The go-to snack: Valerie makes her own sweet, crunchy mix of berries, nuts, and chocolate to keep her energy up during marathon shopping sessions. To make, combine 12 almonds, a quarter cup of either raisins or goji berries, and six dark chocolate espresso beans. "Basically my snack is protein, healthy fats, good sources of carbs, and a little sweet treat in there," Valerie says. "It's really satisfying and it's not perishable — you can throw it in your purse, run around all day, and it'll still be there the next day if you didn't eat it."
No time to prep: If she hasn't had time to make her snack bag, Valerie reaches for another energy-boosting snack: A 100-calorie Health Warrior Chia Bar. "I just got turned on to these and I love them," Valerie says. "[The bar is] littler, but chia seeds are really high in fiber, and it has a lot of chia seeds so you feel very satisfied."
Other essentials: A bottle of SmartWater. She says, "I like the medium-size bottle because it's smaller and you can get your hand around it."