Whether you are flying, taking the train or driving home for the holidays, it is possible to keep your health in tact. All it takes is a little planning and an optimistic attitude.
Before you leave for your trip, plan ahead.
- How long is your trip?
- What is your snack preference?
- How much will I need?
Under 100 calorie snack options that are easy to pack, and even easier to eat:
- 1 cup of fresh or dried fruit
- 1 apple and 1 cheese stick
- 3 cups of popcorn
- 2 turkey and cheese roll ups
- 1 cup of dry cereal-shoot for Cheerios, Chex, or other low sugar options
- 1 cup of pretzels
- Sunflower seeds—these will take longer to eat-making you think about what you’re eating
- 1 handful of almonds
- Ants on a log. 2 Celery stalks with peanut/almond butter and raisins on top
- Homemade banana nut muffin—like this recipe
If you are a snacking machine like me, don’t worry. There are plenty of healthy options to hold you over during the trip. When driving, I recommend using the 60/40 rule. After you drive for 60 minutes, you can treat yourself with four servings of snacks. Four handfuls of trail mix, four pieces of dried fruit or even four bites of a granola bar. This rule will help pass the time and give you something to look forward to between singing your favorite tunes.
By Sydney Hughes