Travel can easily lead to poor nutrition; finding a quality snack can be difficult. From unappetizing, fatty airport food to greasy-spoon fare, your trip could end with as many inches to your waistline as memories. However, with proper planning, you can make the most of your snacks for any trip with these helpful tips.
Dried fruit, nuts and seeds: Pick up some of your favorite dried fruits for a quick, clean snack in a snap. Create your own trail mix that can be easily stashed in your bag or suitcase for a delicious energy-boosting snack. Choose organic options when available, so nothing will slow you down when you're on the road.
Breakfast and energy bars: A healthy breakfast may not always be convenient on the go. That’s why we love energy bars. They’re nutritious and compact enough to carry with you anywhere. Look for ones that are low in sugar and free from artificial additives and preservatives for a delicious bar that will satisfy your appetite.
Packed on ice: When traveling in a car, your best friend can be an ice-filled cooler for healthy beverages and cold water. Cut up some fresh, organic vegetables and enjoy with pieces of cheese, veggie dips, hummus or yogurt.
Fresh fruit: Fruits are rich in nutrients and fiber, and low in calories. Your best bet for fruit when traveling is a small apple or orange; softer fruit can be easily bruised and hard to travel with.
Ditch the chips: Prior to a trip, make kale or beet chips at home to replace greasy, store-bought potato chips. Use just a few ingredients, toss in some light extra virgin olive oil and bake in the oven until crispy and dark in color.
How do you stay healthy on your travels?
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