Traveling Soon? Healthy Snacks That Fit Your Diet
Oh sweet Spring, the season of rebirth and even better the rebirth of travel season!
Everyone went home for the winter months, but now that the temperatures are rising, us with the travel bug are itching to go somewhere with crystal blue water or lush green trees as far as the eye can see.
See now traveling is great and all, but when it comes to sticking to your diet it gets a bit tricky. We want to indulge in all of the local foods and drink of where we visit, but us fitness junkies don’t want the calories that come with it. We’re not here to tell you not to have those authentic Tacos from Mexico or have another slice of real Sicilian pizza, but you gotta make sacrifices where you can.
Whether your travels have you hopping from airport to airport or stopping at countless gas stations during your road trip, here are 10 healthy snacks you will always find along the way:
1. Fresh Fruits
Whether you’re in the airport or stopping at random gas stations along your trip, everywhere offers fruit. You can always count on fresh fruit, like apples and bananas, will be at rest stops and airport snack shops. Plus some coffee shops have a fruit cup options.
It is SUCH a better option for you than chips or a candy bar and since they are natural sugars you won’t crash and feel lethargic throughout your travels. And you’ll have more energy to enjoy all the activities you have planned for your travels.
2. Granola Bars
Granola and protein bars are usually right next to the chocolate bars to distract you from their healthiness. Don’t be fooled though, not all granola is super healthy. Tons of brands have high amounts of sugar in them so make sure you check out the nutrition facts before just grabbing the one that looks the tastiest.
3. Greek Yogurt
Yogurt is always an awesome healthy snack you can find almost anywhere that is filled with vitamins and nutrients. But they can be tricky, because flavored ones have a high sugar content. Go for a plain greek yogurt or check the sugar before you dig in!
4. Coconut Water
Coconut water is a fun way to spice up your beverages if you’re tired of plain water but don’t want to indulge in sugary sodas. Plus coconut water is a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, folate, calcium and selenium. It’s an easy and delicious way to get these key nutrients!
5. Trail Mix
Mixed nuts (minus the chocolates) are a filling little snack to grab and go between your flights. They’re easy to store, don’t go bad after a couple hours, and a easy way to add some healthy fats to your diet.
6. Hummus & Pretzels
With the big health initiative all around the world, convenience stores, coffee shops, and rest stations have a ton of better for you snack options. We’ve seen coffee shops, like Starbucks have snack servings of hummus and pretzels. It’s a healthier way to satisfy a savory snack craving!
7. Dried Fruit
Fresh fruit can go bad after a couple of days or get bruised in your bag as you’re traveling. Dried fruits are an easier way to get those healthy fruit sugars without having your food perish on your journey.
This one’s for the non-lactose intolerant (if that makes sense). For those of y‘all that can indulge in the dairy goodness. Cheese is a good source of calcium, protein, and a bunch of other vitamins. Plus convenience stores and coffee shops have string cheese sticks or bento snack boxes with fruits, crackers and cheese. You’ll for sure have a healthy snack option readily available when you’re traveling.
9. Beef Jerky
Beef Jerky isn’t as unhealthy as many think, it is a good source of protein as long as you find options that aren’t packed full of sodium and preservatives. That is a lot easier now with everyone’s demand for healthier options.
10. Dark Chocolate
If you can’t satisfy your snack craving with anything above you don’t necessarily have to not indulge. You can always make the better for you choices rather than cutting everything that is bad, instead of going for a milk chocolate bar grab for something dark chocolate instead. Dark chocolate is actually filled with a ton of nutrients like fiber, iron, magnesium, and potassium to name a few. Check out all the benefit from Health Line if you don’t believe us!
Leave us comments about which one you’ll be eating on your travels!