We’ve gone beyond dreadful airline food to no food served onboard in economy class. Maybe that’s a good thing. So we’re forced to BYO, unless we want to find ourselves famished and having to deal with the double no no of buying overpriced snacks that are usually high cal and low on nutrition. What to do? I asked leading travel bloggers their secrets about healthy travel snacks. Here are the findings which I plan to put in practice (better than my lone apple). And one writer even shares her recipe for the absolutely delicious sounding Amazing Apple Muffins pictured here.
I always travel with a snack bag mixed with healthy and not so healthy (in my mind this makes it balanced!).
Here’s my list of go to healthy snacks to bring with me on travel:
Justin’s Almond Butter individual packets
Sliced Apples (Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, etc.)
Cashews (individual packs Trader Joes)
Sandwich – Turkey, Bacon, Avocado
The non-healthy balance
Hope’s Cookies (local bakery)
When I arrive at the destination, the almond butter on bread/baguette/croissant is a quick snack.
I have a super healthy, delicious snack that couldn’t be easier to put together or take along for the ride: Salted sunflower seeds and golden raisins. It’s a delightful savory/sweet combo that is sure to please. I buy both ingredients separately then combine equal parts of each in a sandwich-sized Ziplock bag, shake to mix, and go! It’s good for you, but beware, it’s also addictive.
Dr. Cacinda Maloney
I can’t say enough about how much I love the thinkThin Protein & Fiber Bar, specifically the Salted Carmel naturally flavored and chocolate dipped. I buy them buy the box on Amazon or at the grocery store. Then I pack them in zippy bags and carry them with me in my backpack and in my carry on. Anytime I need a pick me up, it is full of 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and only 150 calories! They also have bars that are 250 calories and 20 grams of protein with 0 grams of sugar, but I don’t love them as much!
And last but not least, the gluten free, low calorie, nutrient rich (oatmeal, eggs, nuts, apple), easy to tote and scrumptious apple muffins.
Recipe and direct link:
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What are your favorite snacks? Any tips?