Healthy Travel Snacks
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 8, 2017
When you’re trying to eat healthy, nothing can de-rail you faster than a road trip. But just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to eat badly! I’m Wendy Corr, with your daily wellness tip.
When it comes to eating healthy on the road, planning ahead is your best option.
Depending on the length of your trip, and how much room you have to pack food, you can easily take a variety of tasty and healthy snacks. Dried fruits, hard veggies like carrots or snap peas, raw, unsalted nuts, apples and oranges are easy to carry with you everywhere. If you have perishable items, like veggie dips, yogurt or hard boiled eggs, take a small cooler or shoulder bag with ice packs to keep the food cold during your travel time.
If you’re traveling in a car, they make electric coolers that plug into the car to keep food cold without the mess of melting ice.
If you make ahead salads or other food combinations, make sure that you store foods in air tight and spill proof containers that can pack tightly into your available space.
Looking for some healthy snack ideas? Try veggies dipped in almond butter or guacamole; pre-cooked sweet potatoes; cheese sticks; hard boiled eggs; pre-made trail mixes (that don’t have unhealthy additions like candy bits or granola with added sugar); Larabars; single serving pouches of wild caught salmon or tuna; single packs of prunes or other dried fruits.
And don’t forget the drinks! For air travel, of course, you’ll want to stock up on water and other healthy beverages once you reach your destination, but if you’re on a road trip, take lots of bottled water, and don’t forget almond milk or some other plant milk for adding to coffee – that’s a necessity for many people on long road trips!
You have to eat out sometimes, of course, so make sure you choose basic food – lean meats, fresh or steamed veggies, and broth based soups – nothing loaded with extra cheese or cream sauces, and go light on the sugary treats.
Thanks for tuning in to Wellness with Wendy! I’m a certified holistic nutritionist, a mom, an entertainer and a radio personality – so finding balance is the key to my life. I love sharing tips and tricks to help you live your best life – so for more health and wellness news and advice, follow my blog on mybighornbasin.com. See you again next time for Wellness with Wendy!