Does easy, delicious and healthy seem like a tall order? Are you searching for healthy snacks for traveling? Airports, car trips, hotels… none of these things scream healthy. Yet, it is possible to travel and keep to a healthy, happy lifestyle (not to mention it tends to be friendlier to your wallet). Below are some snacks that you should be sure to add to your list!
Some Wonderful Basic Snacks:
Some of your options are simple but don’t discount them for that. There is something to be said for a snack that can please both adults and children… and can often be found prepackaged at grocery stores if you are in a rush!
- Dried fruit
- Nuts- Though high in caloric content these tidbits are enjoyable, won’t make you feel cheated and can give you lasting energy.
- Fresh fruit- Depending on how you are traveling you might have to adjust how you pack fruit. If in the car it’s easier to give yourself a variety but if traveling by plane remember to pack firm fruit like apples, pears or oranges.
- Energy bars- We all have favorites depending on our caloric needs and taste preferences. Pick up one of yours!
- Rice cakes- If you have a tendency to be tempted by chips while you travel these are a great option to address the craving while keeping you on track.
- Fruit squeezes- Like traditional applesauce only in neat squeeze pouches that don’t require a spoon (and come in numerous flavors)
- Jerky- A bit of salt, a good amount of protein, and best of all, it’s not likely to leave you feeling either cheated or hungry!
- Hummus packs- Individual servings can be found at most grocery stores
- Guacamole packs- Like hummus these can often be found in neat individual servings!
- Fresh cut veggies- Veggies can often be the hardest to find while traveling and pair well with hummus or guacamole.
- Cheese sticks
- Sliced meet & cheese
- Healthy crackers-Add this to your meat and cheese and you’ve got a meal!
Adventurous Travel Snacks
Some options are a little more off the beaten track but can give some much needed variety if you travel often.
- Yogurt and granola
- Homemade trail mix- Unlike the store bought kind, if you make this yourself you can control the quality of what goes in. You could even try this one.
- Seaweed or kale chips- Another great chip substitute.
- Roasted chickpeas- Make it at home. It’s simple and well worth it!
- Fruit rollups/leathers- These can be purchased, but if you have a taste for being a bit more in control, you can easily make them at home. Here is one recipe to try.
- And maybe even a sweet? Consider a low-sugar chocolate almond bar
Healthy Travel—Healthy Life
Travel healthy! Experiment with your options until you find something that works. Staying on track is important when on the road because your intake while on a plane, or bus, or car affects your body long-term. Still, there is no need to suffer through it. Try out some new things and you’ll find a system that works for you and your body.