Eat Smart

10 Light Snacks Perfect for Traveling

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.

  1. How long is your trip?
  2. What is your snack preference?
  3. How much will I need?

Under 100 calorie snack options that are easy to pack, and even easier to eat:

  1. 1 cup of fresh or dried fruit
  2. 1 apple and 1 cheese stick
  3. 3 cups of popcorn
  4. 2 turkey and cheese roll ups
  5. 1 cup of dry cereal-shoot for Cheerios, Chex, or other low sugar options
  6. 1 cup of pretzels
  7. Sunflower seeds—these will take longer to eat-making you think about what you’re eating
  8. 1 handful of almonds
  9. Ants on a log. 2 Celery stalks with peanut/almond butter and raisins on top
  10. 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.

Happy Traveling!

By Sydney Hughes