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Top 20 Travel Snacks to Pack for Your Next Trip

Written by Addie Martanovic on June 20, 2024


If you’re often the person that becomes hangry when you’re heading out on vacation, we’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with a list of 20 of the best travel snacks to keep your stomach satisfied the next time you’re on the go. 

Finding good, healthy travel snacks can often be challenging when you’re on the move 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 in this article. 

Personally, we have first-hand experience of what you might need. We always like bringing a few snacks for travel with us no matter where we go to make sure we stay satiated throughout the day.

If you’re traveling this year, whether for a quick hike or a long flight, these will be your new favorite healthy travel snacks.

1. Trail Mix

One of our favorite healthy travel snacks to bring along on a 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 snacks for travel without sugar 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. This makes them (in our humble opinion) 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 for travel 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 healthy travel snacks.

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. As some of the best travel snacks, hummus packets also make for a great dipping vehicle for Chomps sticks.

Bell Peppers and Guacamole

If you’re camping, one of our favorite snacks for travel is guacamole. Just bring along a few avocados, seasonings and limes- then voila! Pop it in your cooler to stay cool and bring along a few sliced bell peppers for a healthier option instead of chips.

5. Popcorn

Packed with fiber, we love tossing one to two bags of keto-friendly 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.

6. Nut Butter Packets

Single-serve nut butter packets are a perfect travel snack. They provide a quick protein boost and pair wonderfully with apple slices or celery sticks. Choose almond or peanut butter for delicious, healthy travel snacks.

Brands like Justin’s or RX Nut Butter offer convenient and tasty options. These packets are easy to pack which make them some of the best travel snacks for on-the-go nutrition.

7. Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is a sweet and healthy snack for traveling. For example, mangoes, apricots, or apple slices are often with fiber and essential nutrients. 

Opt for varieties with no added sugar for a healthier option. Dried fruit is lightweight and easy to carry, which makes it ideal for snacking while traveling.

8.​​ Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are light, crunchy, and versatile snacks for traveling. Top them with avocado, nut butter, or cheese for quick, healthy travel snacks. 

Rice cakes are gluten-free and low in calories. This makes them perfect for maintaining a balanced diet on the road. Keep a pack in your bag for easy snacking.

9. String Cheese

String cheese is a convenient and nutritious travel snack. It’s rich in calcium and easy to carry. 

Pair it with nuts or fruit for balanced, healthy travel snacks. Individually wrapped string cheese stays fresh longer and is perfect for a quick bite to eat during your travels.

10. Greek Yogurt

Next up on our list of the best travel snacks is greek yogurt. It’s a high-protein, low-fat option that’s great for the road. 

Greek yogurt is great because it supports gut health with probiotics and keeps you full longer. It’s also easy to add variety to. 

Sweeten it with a little honey or berries for extra flavor. Choose single-serve cups for easy packing. For nutritious and satisfying healthy travel snacks, you can’t go wrong with Greek yogurt.

11. Protein Bars

Protein bars are definitely one of the go-tos when it comes to the best travel snacks. We recommend that you opt for bars with natural ingredients and minimal sugar. Look for key ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. 

Brands such as RXBAR and KIND offer nutritious options with up to 12 grams of protein per bar. These bars work as convenient and healthy travel snacks to keep you energized.

12. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are easy to prepare and rich in protein. This makes them one of the most ideal snacks for travel. 

To prepare, simply boil eggs for 10 minutes, cool, and store in the fridge. For a meal on the go, keep them in an insulated container to maintain freshness. Hard-boiled eggs offer numerous nutritional benefits, including high protein and essential vitamins.

13. Edamame

Shelled edamame is a fantastic plant-based protein source that’s easy to pack and enjoy on the go. Rich in protein and fiber, edamame is both filling and nutritious. 

Preparation is simple: steam or boil for a few minutes and season with sea salt or spices. These healthy travel snacks are perfect for those seeking something nutritious yet portable at the same time.

14. Whole Grain Crackers

Whole grain crackers paired with cheese or hummus make a balanced and satisfying travel snack. They provide essential nutrients and fiber to support your digestive health. 

Popular brands like Triscuit and Wasa offer wholesome options. Pair these crackers with your favorite toppings for a delightful and nutritious snack while traveling.

15. Olives

Packed with healthy fats, olives are one of the most savory and top healthy travel snacks. Choose from varieties like Kalamata, green, or black olives. 

Olives offer numerous health benefits, including antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. For convenience, select pre-packaged portions that are easy to carry and enjoy one of the best travel snacks on the go.

16. Granola

Choose low-sugar, nut-based granola for a crunchy and satisfying travel snack. Look for granola with whole grains, nuts, and seeds to maximize nutritional benefits. 

Pair it with yogurt or enjoy it on its own. Brands like Bear Naked and Purely Elizabeth offer healthy travel snacks that are perfect for maintaining energy levels throughout your journey.

17.  Fruit and Nut Bars

Combine the sweetness of fruit with the crunch of nuts for a balanced and delicious travel snack. Fruit and nut bars provide essential nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats. 

Look for bars with minimal added sugars and natural ingredients. Larabar and KIND offer excellent fruit and nut bars for those seeking healthy snacks for traveling.

18. Tuna Packets

Pre-packaged tuna provides a quick and convenient protein fix. Pair tuna packets with whole grain crackers or fresh veggies for a complete snack. 

Tuna is a nutritious choice among our list of the best travel snacks because it’s rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Starkist and Safe Catch offer travel-friendly packets to ensure you always have a healthy snack on hand.

19. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate offers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and mood enhancement. Opt for high-cocoa content dark chocolate for a sweet and antioxidant-rich travel snack. 

To avoid overindulging, practice portion control by enjoying small squares. Lindt and Green & Black’s provide high-quality options that are perfect as snacks for travel.

20. Seaweed Snacks

Low-calorie and rich in vitamins, seaweed makes for unique and healthy travel snacks. Seaweed is a great source of iodine, calcium, and fiber. 

Available in various flavors, these travel snacks are both tasty and nutritious. You’ll be able to find plenty of brands that offer convenient, pre-packaged options that are easy to pack and enjoy on the go.

Healthy Travel Snacks That Keep You Energized and Satisfied

Now that you have 20 healthy travel snacks to add to your packing List, make sure you set aside time to prep.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 for travel with you is a great way to save money and feel your best while on the go.

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