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Over the last two years, I’ve traveled so much. From weddings around the country, to visiting family, our honeymoon, and big Europe trip in 2017, Travis and I have spent a lot of time in the car and on planes and trains. Whenever we travel, no matter the distance, I always pack a variety of healthy travel snacks for us.
As someone who gets hungry every few hours, I never want to rely on airport and gas station food selections. Typically those options are unhealthy, processed, and overpriced, and they end up leaving you hungry and unsatisfied within an hour. Meh, I’ll pass!
It’s so easy to pack your own snacks; you just have to remember to do it! I consider snack packing part of my overall packing routine (because for me avoiding hanger on a trip is just as important as what I am going to wear 😉 ). In this post, I’ll share my favorite healthy travel snacks. For long haul flights and road trips, I bring a small cooler bag with an ice pack inside to keep refrigerated items fresh, but if it’s a short trip (under two hours or so) I just throw everything right in my travel tote bag.
I always bring a water bottle with me when we travel because hydration is crucial! If we’re flying, then I pack an empty one and just fill it up after we get through security. Sometimes it can take the flight attendants a long time to get to your seat, so I like to have my own water with me in case I get thirsty.
Turkey and Avocado Sandwich
This is a go-to for us any time we’re traveling during regular lunch or dinner times. My “recipe” is simple: honey turkey, mashed avocado, and lettuce on seeded whole wheat bread. Easy peasy and it always hits the spot and holds us over for a few hours.
Baby Carrots and Fresh Fruit
I like packing baby carrots and fresh fruit to eat along with my turkey sandwich. For fruit, I avoid anything that I have to peel (e.g. oranges) or that would get mushy in my bag (e.g. bananas). I pre-slice apples to make them easier to eat while traveling, and I also squeeze a little lemon juice over the cut slices to prevent browning.
Unsweetened Dried Fruit
I love the dried fruit selection from Peeled Snacks! It’s soft, chewy, and doesn’t contain any added sugar (which is rare for dried fruit!). You know how some dried fruit is so tough to eat that you feel like you’re going to pull your teeth out while trying to bite through it? Well this is not like that. It’s delicious and easy to eat – no gnawing required! 😉
Their Organic Chili Mango is UNREAL and definitely my favorite. These snacks are great for both travel and every day because you can just throw them in your bag and they don’t crumble or require refrigeration! You can see here where Peeled Snacks are sold near you as well as find them on Amazon (Use this coupon to get $1 off!).
I also love that Peeled was started right here in NYC by a woman who understood what modern, active women were looking for in packaged snacks. She nailed it. Just look at that ingredient list: organic apples and nothing else!
Look for jerky that has more protein than added sugar and as few ingredients as possible. Jerky can be healthy, you just have to find the good brands. PSA: if you’re traveling on a plane, be mindful that some people don’t like the smell of jerky, so you may want to avoid eating it next to strangers 😉
Same tip as with the jerky, make sure your trail mix isn’t loaded with M&Ms and sugary ingredients. That’s just going to make you hungry again within the hour. I like to make my own trail mix using dry-roasted unsalted nuts and unsweetened dried fruit.
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Hopefully you found my list of favorite Healthy Travel Snacks helpful! I’d love to know what healthy snacks YOU pack when you travel!
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