Healthy Travel Snacks to Pack for Your Next Trip

Staying healthy on the road can be tough, especially when you’re in more remote areas or unfamiliar lands that might not have a health-centered grocery store. And have you SEEN the prices they charge in airports? No thanks, we’d rather pack our own tasty snacks beforehand so we know we’re in for a delicious and healthy trip.

Whether you’re flying across an ocean or driving over state lines, here are some ideas that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and your diet requirements on your next excursion.

Whole fruits

The firmer the better in this case, so that they can handle a little bit of jostling. Apples, bananas, and oranges are great to take to-go. If you’re looking for something that’ll last a little longer, pick up something that’s been dried, like mangoes or strawberries, or even some plantain chips if you’re looking to replace their potato-ey cousins.

Dried meats

Whether you go for the beef or turkey (or chicken or buffalo) jerky, this petite protein pack will taste great and travel well. Other meatier options include ready-to-eat salmon, etc.

Nuts and seeds

Almonds, sunflower seeds, pistachios, the options are nearly endless and almost always filled with healthy oils and packed with protein. Plus, they’re easy to snack on slowly with no risk of stains or spills.

Dried out greens

If you’re prone to craving saltier, crunchier flavors, a bit of dried seaweed might be just the healthy option you need, or maybe some crunchy kale chips that taste a bit less like the ocean.

Pastes and goos

Not exactly an appealing way to describe them, but we’re talking about foods that have been mashed up a bit and stuck in pouches so as to be more portable, like cinnamon almond butter or a yummy fruit mix that isn’t just for kids.

Sweet treats

If you just can’t resist a little sugar, pick up some smashmallows or whip up some glazed lemon macadamia nut cookies the night before – they’ll still have WAY less sugar than the Oreos staring at you from the airport shop shelf (even though technically they’re vegan, we’re pretty sure no one would call them healthy).