Craving Healthy Travel Snacks

There is nothing worse than a trip to mess up your current clean eating patterns. Well thankfully, you can stay healthy and also travel across the country! ( by plane – I can’t speak for a full driving cross country trip at this time)

Next week I will be traveling to the West Coast. The flight will be around 6 hours. I also need to catch another plane from LA to Seattle later in the week which is another 2 1/2 hours.

It is easy to snack on airport food when you are stuck in an airport and then on a plane for a long period of time. You would think I hadn’t eaten for days and I didn’t know when my next meal would be.

” Oh god, away from normal day to day, must eat everything in sight!!”

This happens on a long bus trips too.

“Better stock up on tons of CRAP so I don’t starve to death on this 2 hour bus ride!”

In reality, you would never eat the snacks you consume while traveling, but this “vacation” mentality takes over and that is used as a type of excuse. 

So I have come up with the following list to cover all cravings and help keep you feeling happy and healthy: (Oh, and you save some $$$ too) 

Almonds – dry and unsalted. Count out 12-15 per serving, or buy the 100 calorie individual packs so you don’t accidentally go overboard with the nuts.

Banana – Easy to transport, not messy and helps when you are hankerin for something sweet. I would only eat one of these a day as they can hold up to 14g of sugar.

Individual packet of nut butter – You can buy small packets of almond, cashew, or peanut butter at most grocery stores. Use this on your banana to have some added protein for a complete snack.

2016-08-19 09_47_25-Cal Organic Farms Baby Carrots Rainbow from Whole Foods Market - Instacart.pngBaby Carrots – Easy to transport in a baggie and helps with mindless eating. Takes time to chomp these suckers down and they are delicious. I love the organic baby carrots that come in all different colors. Have you seen them?

Pre-Made Trail Mix- Here is your chance to get creative! I like to mix unsweetened coconut flakes, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate chips, peanuts, Goji berries, and raw cashews. Make sure to measure everything you put in there to keep track of the calories and sugar you are in taking. This option is always better than buying a trail mix at the airport which will be a gazillion dollars and have more added oils and sugar.

Epic Bar- I am really into turkey and chicken Epic bars. I do not eat red meat or 2016-08-19 10_47_49-epic bars - Google Searchpork, but Epic also has bars for those animals as well. These are a great source of protein
and taste awesome. These are 100% grass fed animals and all are organic. Each bar is rich
in protein, low in sugar, gluten free, grain free, and they do not contain soy or dairy. Oh and All EPIC animals are free to roam and come from certified humane sources. (I wouldn’t and couldn’t eat them otherwise.) Check out their products HERE.

I hope this list was helpful. Remember, a little prepping and planning can go a long way.

Safe Travels!

PS: I do not recommend eating all the above in one sitting. ( Unless you are traveling for more than 6 hours) These are just great to have on hand to help you avoid junk. Even if you did eat all the above, it would still be better than a bag of chips or candy. 



  1. awesome article!!! i agree with the whole “traveling by bus for 2 hours time for burger king!” thing. it’s similar to when people stock up for snow storms by getting a whole box of cookies. like the power might be out but at least i have my cookies to keep me warm!!

    some other possibilities–
    — buying tupperware with the snap top (so no leaking!) and bringing your normal meal with you! i do this a lot. don’t forget a fork.
    — if you are traveling for a while bananas can bruise and get nasty really easily, so you could skip that and go for an apple or clementine which also travel well.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.