By: Matt Weik
Are you looking for a road trip adventure or do you travel for work? Regardless, proper snacking while traveling is extremely important – for many reasons (such as no one wants to be HANGRY). This article is going to showcase five of the best snacks to consider packing while traveling as well as why you should consider each.
Everything listed below is extremely affordable and can even be purchased in bulk to save you some extra cash. With that being said, let’s dig into it.
1. Trail Mix
Trail mix is one item you should definitely consider for proper snacking while traveling. For starters, it has an awesome mix of protein, carbs, and fats. You generally get some sort of nut mix along with candy pieces or dried fruit – it’s the perfect combo to enhance your energy while helping you feel full in between meals.
Additionally, it can help satisfy your sweet tooth as well if you choose one with candy pieces.
2. Protein Bars
When it comes to protein bars, there seems to be something for everyone these days. Regardless of how picky you are as an eater, there’s a bar out there for you. One thing to note, however, is depending on the climate, you may want to choose a bar that won’t melt if the temperature is hot – such as chocolate coated bars.
Protein bars are (as the name would imply) high in protein and can help you feel satiated. Check the macros of each bar you’re considering as many of them can be drastically different from a nutritional standpoint.
3. Beef Jerky
Who doesn’t love beef jerky? It definitely makes the list for proper snacking while traveling. The packages are generally resealable and each package is slammed with quality protein. Beef ready to go whenever you are? Yes, please! And let’s be honest, no one will complain about taking in more quality protein.
If you want to take things up a few notches, Brotein Candy is your savior. Full of amazing and bold flavors, it’s easy to fall in love with this high-quality fitness jerky.
If you are allergic to nuts, well, you’re unfortunately out of luck. Nuts are not only delicious but loaded with healthy satiating fats. Grab a handful and you’re good to go. Cashews, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, whatever tickles your fancy.
But a word to the wise, get a package or container that is resealable. It will allow you to grab as much as you need without having to figure out how to store the rest or the need to eat everything all at once.
If you don’t have far to travel, yet far enough that you’ll need a snack, you can get away with some healthy vegetables as a snack option. You can cut up these healthy carbs into slices or sticks and toss them in a Ziploc bag.
You can pack things like carrots, peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, celery, snap peas, or any other veggie you enjoy. You can even take it up a notch by packing a little container of hummus to dip your preferred vegetables in for some added protein.
Regardless of your choice for proper snacking while traveling, these options can help you not only pass the time but prevent you from starving while you make your way to your final destination.