Traveling can be a tough especially when you are trying to eat healthy. Whether you are traveling by plane, automobile, boat or train — it is best to prepare your on-the-go healthy snacks.
The key is to avoid getting too hungry in the middle of your trips but not to too full that you’d get nauseated and vomit. You also want to be certain that snacks are nutritious and not just empty calories — snacks that would energize you enough to make it through the trip.
The following snacks (food items) are easy to prepare, no need to refrigerate, convenient to carry and nutrient-filled for travelers, back-packers or even campers.
Oatmeal or Oatmeal-based Goodies
Healthy, mostly no-bake energy bites and will give you long-lasting traveling energy. Oatmeal is a whole grain and a source of fiber. That means when you eat oats, you’re going to feel full for a long time.
Low-sugar, high-fiber granola bar is popular worldwide as a travel snack buddy because of its undeniable health benefits. It can be taken anywhere quite conveniently for energy-boosting and delicious taste.
Dried fruit and Nut Mix
Dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, apricots, peaches, etc. are also rich in fiber and help in increasing iron in the body. Nuts are loaded with protein, fiber and essential fats. Both are energy-boosting snacks and the fiber content helps you keep the hunger pangs away.
Sandwich (the healthy kind)
Make a healthy sandwich by selecting whole wheat or grain bread with peanut butter, honey and add some veggies or toppings per taste. If you prefer meat sandwich, turkey or chicken breast sandwich with some mustard are great choices. These are loaded with good carbohydrates and protein, enough for a trip.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are packed with vitamins and nutrients necessary for travelers. Hard boiled eggs are easy to pack and can be taken on the go.
Sure water is the best but if need more pep than your basic H2O, seltzer is an easy way to stay hydrated while traveling without carbohydrates and calories. There is some flavored seltzer to add to your taste.
Organic Ground Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are full of nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants and fiber. You will stay full while traveling. Just add to your salads, yogurt and smoothies.
A snack mix of granola, dried fruits, nuts and sometimes chocolate. This is a classic traveler’s food because it is lightweight, easy to store and nutritious. Provides a quick energy boost and sustains you while traveling.
Not the sugary kind. The beneficial effect is dark chocolate’s richness in healthy chemicals called flavonoids which could help thin the blood in the same way as aspirin and suggest travellers consider eating it before they embark on a long-haul flight.