Now that we’ve talked about my 10 Tips for Healthy Traveling, we can move onto the goodies of what to bring with you! I’ve compiled a list of my personal favorite snacks to bring while traveling — especially great to bring when you’re out and about exploring the city or country. I know it can be easy to reach for convenience foods when traveling, but you’ll notice a difference between nourishing your body with whole foods and just grabbing a quick bite. Being prepared ahead of time will not only keep you energized to enjoy your vacation, but also keep you on track with your healthy habits.
Travel Snacks for 5 Days
Fruit (oranges, grapefruit, banana, etc. anything with a skin is great for traveling)
¼-½ cup almonds for a boost in fiber, protein, and good fats to keep you full. I would place this snack around your day where you have a large gap in between meals.
Avocado solo or with crackers (I love Mary’s Gone Crackers)
Raw carrots or any other raw veggies you may have access to (cucumbers, red peppers, radishes, etc.)
Maple Banana Nut Granola, take ½-1 cup with you in a small Ziploc bag to snack on throughout your travels
Bubble Water: chia seeds soaked in water with fresh lemon/lime for a great way to hydrate, keep full, and also keep your digestion happy while traveling!
Trail mix: see recipe below
Plant-based protein powder (or at least an organic/grass-fed variety of whey protein). Bring the powder with you in a small container and simply add it to water when you’re ready to drink!
Chewy Superfood Hemp Protein Bars, pack a punch of fiber, healthy fats, and protein in one bar. It can serve as a meal in a bar as it’s calorically and nutrient dense or you can cut it in half for a quick snack. These are best if you can put them in the fridge overnight (in your hotel) and they’ll be fine wrapped well and stored in your purse or travel bag- even better if you have a sturdy container to hold them in.
Wheatgrass + lemon + water! My favorite superfood powder is wheatgrass from Organic Burst, it’s awesome mixed with lemon and water for a quick hydrating and nutrient dense way to get in some “greens”.
DIY TRAIL MIX
*makes about 8 1/3 cup servings
1 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup dried fruit of your choice (I love figs and apricots)
½ cup shredded coconut
Simply mix into a large Ziploc bag and proportion into small travel containers!
I hope you all enjoy this snack ideas for traveling!
McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN is an internationally known Registered Dietitian, wellness nutritionist and the creator of Nutrition Stripped, a guide to living whole and well. Visit her blog for nourishing recipes, advice on living the whole lifestyle, and for nutrition expertise and advice. She hosts supper clubs in Nashville seasonally, hosts workshops, retreats and cooking videos. The Nutrition Stripped cookbook is available for pre-order here. Follow McKel: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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