Travel snacks you must pack to make your trip more enjoyable

You should always be thinking about your snacks while traveling.

Life + Leisure Travel and Getaways Peter Minkoff

This article was published on June 30th, 2019

One of the most important things while you’re packing is not to forget to pack food for the trip. Not only because you will be hungry at a certain point and this will save you time, but it can also save you plenty of money, especially if your other option is to buy food at the airport. Also, it’s important to bear in mind how you are traveling. For example, if you’re planning a road trip, then you have the freedom to take anything that you want, but the thing with airplanes is a bit different. If you’re traveling by plane, make sure to leave any fruit, vegetables or meat at home, and opt for other snacks that are not only healthy, but also in compliance with the TSA’s stringent 3-1-1 rule.

Dried fruit

Even though you are not supposed to take fresh fruit with you on the plane, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take any dried fruit instead. This is an incredibly refreshing snack that’s also rather healthy, so you get to kill two birds with one stone. The good news is that it’s so diverse and that you can combine so many different types of dried fruit and make yourself a killer combination. And each combination is different and unique. You can also opt to buy some pre-packed ones, but bear in mind that this can be a bit more expensive than the combinations you make yourself.

Crackers and cheese

Cheese and crackers is a combo that’s mega-popular, and for a good reason – it’s super tasty. You can easily find this snack on the airplane as well, but why would you pay high prices for something that you can easily take from home? You can always find a good brand in the supermarket, pack it and take it with you, but make sure to put everything in a small zip-top bag. Another great thing is that you don’t have to worry about cheese as it is best served at room temperature.

Protein smoothies

However, what happens if you’re in the airplane when you want to actually have lunch? What happens if you’re working out and you need your proteins for the day, but the airplane doesn’t serve chicken breasts or/and you don’t want to break the bank to get something? You can always opt for the best hemp food products and seed protein that will give you that fullness that you want while still taking all the nutrients you need. Once again, make sure to have them stored in a small zip-top bag, as otherwise you won’t be able to get them on the plane with you. You can always get water on the airplane, mix them and there you go. Even if you’re not traveling by plane but by car, this is an amazing way to grab a quick bite that’s very healthy.

Powerful drinks

Regardless of how you travel, you need to think about the liquids that you will take with you. Water is number one definitely, but there are also other options that you can consider. First of all, you always need to have vitamin B by your side as it boosts your immune system, and you definitely need that while traveling. Also, think about probiotics as there’s nothing that can ruin your vacation (and your trip to and from the destination) as an upset stomach.

Protein bars

Taking your protein while traveling can come in many ways. The first one is by taking a protein shake with you as we mentioned above. You can also opt for protein-packed coffee, but if both of these are a bit far-fetched for you, you can always turn to the good old protein bars. You can get these anywhere you want, they’re very small and compact which means that they can fit in any bag, and most importantly, they are very filling and nutritious. Definitely a great option for a road trip or trip snack.

Granola clusters

Finally, you can also opt for different granola clusters that you can easily make yourself at home and take with you in the already known plastic zip-top bag. These are gluten-free, which means that anyone can have them, are tasty, nutritious and also very interesting to snack on.

You should always be thinking about your snacks while traveling. You definitely don’t want to make the mistake of not getting something before your flight, and then spend a lot of money on something that’s either not as tasty or simply not enough for you.

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