In our last blog, we spoke about different dietician-recommended tips for healthy-eating while travelling. In this blog, we present to you in detail what kind of snacks are ideal for a trip and why dieticians think they’re an ideal choice for travel.
Here’s a list of dietician-approved snacks for travel:
1) Trail Mix
One of the ideal choices for a travel snack, the trail mix is a combination of dried fruits, nuts, whole-cereal grain and seeds or legumes. The mixture is rich in antioxidants and will keep you full for a longer time. You simply have to pack them in little snack bags for the hunger spikes during journey.
You can also add some spices including cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, smoked paprika and turmeric to make this mixture a little more appetizing.
2) Fruit and Nut Bars
These sweet bars make for an interesting snacks while travelling. But make sure to choose a bar that has less than 5 grams of sugar.
You can try making your own by simply using rolled oats, dried fruit and seeds to make an easy and delicious snack.
3) Hard-boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs, rich in protein and micronutrients, make a filling snack for those on the run. They contain all the essential amino acids and keep you fuller for a longer time on the journey. Simply hard-boil some eggs a few hours before you leave for your trip.
4) Turkey or Beef Jerky
Turkey, beef or chicken, this snack makes for a delicious and filling option while travelling. It’s low in calories and rich in protein. Just make sure to look for jerky varieties with less sugar (less than 3 grams of sugar per serving) and saturated fat.
You can also add cheese to your list of travel snacks. It could be either in the form of cubed cheddar cheese, mini cheese wheels and Mozarella cheese sticks. Cheese sticks are considered to be rich in protein and calcium. You can pair them with some fresh fruit to remain full for long hours.
6) Fresh Fruits
Fresh fruits are an ideal food for all occasions including travel. You can choose to pack some apples, bananas, celery or carrot sticks and grapes. They can stay for hours without refrigeration.
Nothing like a chilled cup of yogurt on a trip. Yogurt is rich in protein and calcium. If you want to add the extra punch to this travel snack, pair it with fresh-fruit, nuts or seeds. Also make sure to look at the container for high protein and low sugar content.
8) Protein Shake
A protein shake is a common travel snack and is definitely a healthy choice. You can pick a ready-to-drink variety at a convenience store or simply choose to bring your own protein powder to add to water or oatmeal on your trip.
9) Canned Tuna
While travelling it’s difficult to get all the nutrients and protein that you get to eat at home. Canned tuna pouches or containers provide the required source of protein even when you’re away from home.
10) Plain Popcorn
Plain popcorn is low in calories and full of antioxidants such as polyphenols. You can also add nuts and dark chocolate to make your snack more interesting.
Have a great trip! 😊 And don’t forget to keep an eye on the calories.
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