The 8 Best Healthy Snacks For Travel

Traveling can be fun, but it can also be unpredictable and it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet while traveling. The key is to have a plan, and to have healthy snacks on hand.

A key point is to make sure you buy your snacks before you get to the airport or gas station, because the prices will be SO much higher at these places! 

1. Protein bars

This means low-sugar, natural ingredient protein bars. Protein bars are great because the protein will keep you full and satisfied which is important when you are traveling because food is not always accessible. Read about how to choose a healthy protein bar here.

2. Nuts

Basically all nuts are great because they are high in fat and fiber, plus they have some protein and are low in carbs. They are also easy to travel with because they don’t need to be kept cold and you don’t have to worry about them getting squished.

3. Avocados

Bring these whole to the airport and then once you get there cut them open and enjoy either while waiting for your flight or on the flight itself. Avocados are high in healthy fats and fiber, which is a great combo to keeping your full and satisfied.

4. Apples

Bring the apples whole and then slice them up when you are ready to eat them. Apples are high in fiber and water which is what you want to keep you full and hydrated.

5. Nut butter

Bring along single-serving, pre-packaged nut butter which is a great snack high in fat that will keep you full and you don’t have to worry about it going bad. Pair it with an apple you brought to make a great snack!

6. Protein powder in a shaker bottle

A protein shake is a great snack to have on hand while traveling because it keeps you full while also keeping you hydrated.

After you get through security, add water or splurge and buy some nut milk at the convenience stand and you are good to go!

7. Jerky

There are many brands now that make healthy, low sugar jerky. Jerky is an excellent source of protein and also tastes good. Just look for types that are low in sugar, meaning less than 7 grams of sugar per serving.

8. Baked oatmeal cookies

Baked oatmeal cookies are my very favorite cookies because they are super healthy and also very tasty! If you want to bring along something sweet, then consider making these healthy “cookies” by mixing banana, oats, salt, and cinnamon. Other great add-ins include chia seeds, nuts, and/or other seeds of your liking. These cookies should last a couple of days which is great for travel.

Main takeaways…

The key to packing healthy snacks is finding snacks that are easy to transport and that will not spoil easily. Try bringing along one or more of the snacks above on your next travel adventure!

About the author: Sarah-Kate Rems is an Ivy-league trained Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in California with an expertise in preventative healthcare. She considers nutrition and exercise to be the basis of well-being and is a strong advocate for daily physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet. Sarah-Kate is also a co-founder of The Mindful Tech Lab

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