While travelling, snacks are one of the must haves. All it takes is a little planning ahead, and you can easily avoid the convenience store staples like chips, soda and candy, which are little more than empty calories. Taking control and ensuring that you boost nutrition while travelling is imperative to avoid being tired and cranky when you finally arrive at your destination. Health snacking category has opened up plethora of options for consumers to indulge in guilt free eating. Del Monte has listed a range of healthy snacks such as dried cranberries, apricots and prunes that can be consumed on the go.
Here are five interesting travel snacks which you can munch on to keep your travel snacking light and healthy:
1. Bite size dried fruits
It’s time to pep up your boring snacking options with loads of dried fruits like Prunes, apricots and dates, which are nutritious energy boosts. Dried fruits are some of the healthiest alternatives to refined sugar, while also adequately satisfying a craving for sweets. Eating dried fruits while travelling is a great way to get the needed vitamins and nutrients. So one can enjoy snacking while travelling, while still being healthy.
2. Trail mix
Trail mix is an easy to make snacking option which one can store in an air tight container while on the move. Combine raw nuts and seeds, and dried cranberries for a basic trail mix. Give it a glint of sweetness with dark chocolate chips, or if you want something with both crunch and spice, try adding wasabi peas. And don’t forget the trail mix classic: GORP, which stands for good old raisins and peanuts. Change that up a bit, by mixing two tablespoons of dried cranberries and one tablespoon of peanuts and one can have a single-serving, 100-calorie snack.
3. Pack Pre-prepped Veggies
Raw, pre-washed and prepped vegetables are snacks you can always feel good about. Some road trip-friendly choices include cherry tomatoes, snack-sized or baby carrots, broccoli florets, celery sticks and snap peas, but any of your favorite vegetables will stay fresh when sliced and stored in an insulated cooler. Add Mayonnaise as a dip and you’ll also add good fats to keep your hunger low and energy level high, while on your action packed travel schedule.
4. Yogurt with Granola bars
Craving a better sweet? Crumble granola bars into a yogurt cup for a sweet and crunchy snack. Travel with pre-packaged bars and yogurt cups to combine together the goodness of both, while on the go. Overall, this is an easily portable and healthy snacking option, which is effective for controlling ones sweet cravings while on the go.
5. 100% Apple Juice
Soda didn’t earn its nickname ‘liquid candy’ because it’s good for you. Soda’s high levels of refined sugar and empty calories have been linked to obesity, among other conditions and illnesses. So, you can tingle your taste buds with a healthy and refreshing beverage alternative like 100% Apple juice. Packed with Vitamin C, fiber and anti-oxidants, it’s both a healthy and delicious way to keep your energy up while travelling.