If you’re often the person that becomes hangry when you’re heading out on vacation, we’ve got you covered. Finding snacks can often be challenging when traveling especially if you have dietary restrictions, food allergies, or intolerances. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or prefer savory snacks, we will share a couple of each. We always like bringing a few options with us no matter where we go to make sure we stay satiated throughout the day.
If you’re traveling this season, whether for a quick hike or a long flight, these will be your new favorite healthy travel snacks.
One of our favorite staples to bring along on a healthy road trip is a homemade trail mix. If you make trail mix at home, you often skip the added sugar and canola oil that many store-bought, pre-packed trail mixes contain. If you have a food allergy, check out our Nut-Free Trail Mix option to make in mason jars and throw in your bag on the go. When we’re feeling adventurous, we’ll add some chocolate chips into the mix!
Homemade Nuts and Chocolate Trail Mix Recipe
- 2 tbsp cashews
- 2 tbsp almonds
- ¼ cup chocolate covered cashews
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp pistachios
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp mulberries
2. Meat Sticks
Finding a snack without sugar on the road is often a challenge, which is why we always come prepared with our Chomps Meat Sticks. Since they come in a variety of flavors and proteins from Original Beef to Jalapeño Turkey and Salt & Pepper Venison, there’s something for everyone. Each stick has between 10-12g of protein with no nitrates, nitrites, added preservatives or added sugar, making them the best travel snacks to fill you up.
Chomps Original Beef
With 10g of protein and only 100 calories, our Original Beef flavor is great for those who like to keep their snacks simple without a ton of spices or seasonings. This one goes great with apples, oranges, or if you are cooking on campgrounds and want to add more protein to your morning omelet.
Chomps Jalapeño Turkey
Our Jalapeño Turkey sticks have 12g of protein with real jalapeño peppers that deliver a spicy kick! We love to toss these in our glove compartment on a road trip, alongside a water bottle and some dried mango.
Chomps Salt & Pepper Venison
Our grass-fed and grass-finished Salt & Pepper Venison sticks have 10g of protein. They have a mild flavor which is why we enjoy jazzing them up alongside a huge snack plate filled with carrots, hummus and pita chips.
3. Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are a great way to get in a crunch with your Chomps and also get in a bit more protein. One can of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans as they’re often called) offer more than 21g of protein. Our favorite way to roast them is to rinse and drain, pat dry, peel off their outer layer and then toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil and your favorite seasonings. You can cook them in an oven at 400º for 30-45 minutes, let them cool, and then throw in a reusable bag as a snack.
Gas stations and convenience stores often sell roasted chickpeas as well. One popular brand we love is Biena Snacks.
4. Dips and Sliced Veggies
Whenever we make a snack plate using Chomps, we often throw in veggies and a fun dip. This way we’re getting a few different textures and flavors.
Carrots and Single-Serve Hummus Packets
Grab a bag of carrots and a few single-serve hummus packets if you are headed somewhere with a cooler or mini fridge to keep them fresh. Hummus packets also make for a great dipping vehicle for Chomps sticks.
Bell Peppers and Guacamole
If you’re camping, a great snack to make is guacamole if you bring along a few avocados, seasonings and limes. Pop it in your cooler to stay cool and bring along a few sliced bell peppers for a healthier option instead of chips.
Packed with fiber, we love tossing one to two bags of organic popcorn in our car before a long road trip. We always make sure to look for popcorn that’s organic, uses coconut or olive oil and has no added sugar. Many times popcorn brands add sugar or flavorings so we try to keep it as simple as we can when on the road.
One brand we love for healthier popcorn and super fun flavors is Lesser Evil.
Now that you have 5 Travel Snacks to Add To Your Packing List, make sure you set aside time to prep your snacks whether that means buying reusable bags, cutting up your veggies or tossing your trail mix into tupperware.
Putting aside the time to make sure you have snacks with you is a great way to save money and feel your best while traveling.