My Travel Snack Picks
Hi all! I am so excited to be heading off to San Mateo in a few days to attend my first ever event as a blogger! In preparation of any trip I go on, there are always a few things that I have to do! One of those things is getting snacks for the flight to my destination, during my trip, and the flight home! Buying snacks in the airport are always more expensive then bringing them with you, and most of the time they are healthier as well.
I thought that I would give you guys ideas of all of the healthy snacks that I love to bring on trips with me, so here it is!
I discovered Perfect Bar not too long ago thanks to one of my coworkers! Perfect Bar is a protein bar that are so easy to take on the go and fill you up so much! The bars themselves contain 20 superfoods such as kale, spinach, and lemon. They are also high in protein, contain no artificial preservatives, Non-GMO, and kosher. The bars are low on the glycemic index, which means that they will cause a lower, slower rise in your blood sugar. All of their bars are vegetarian, gluten free and soy free. There are also a few of their flavors that are dairy free as well.
The bars are meant to be stored in the fridge, but they can last a week outside of the fridge, so they are perfect to take to the airport. This bar is normally what I eat when I am on my way to the airport or once I get through security. The bars are dense, so I can’t eat them very quickly.
My favorite flavors are the Peanut Butter and the Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter! For me specifically, I purchase the bars at Trader Joe’s, but they are also carried in Target, Starbucks, and Walmart.
Caramel Apple Granola
Trader Joe’s is a place that I absolutely love to shop for any type of food, regardless of if that means snacks, meals, or treats! I love to walk through and look through all of seasonal items that they bring in every season!
This granola is something that I have absolutely fell in love with! The Caramel Apple Granola that I get is from the autumn seasonals from Trader Joe’s. The ingredients include pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds, roasted peanuts, dried apples, brown rice crisps and so much more! The granola definitely tends to be in chunks, but if you just run your fingers over the closed bag, it makes it easy to add to a snack!
My favorite way to eat the granola is completely by itself. My second favorite option is to eat it for breakfast inside yogurt. If you are staying in a location with a refrigerator, I love to pick up one or two Vanilla Greek Yogurts to add my granola to in the mornings. Breakfast isn’t something that I typically plan for, but I think breakfast is a must have while traveling to have the most amount of energy! Some other options to eat the granola with is in a bowl of milk or on top of ice cream!
Dried fruit is one snack that I used to think was honestly disgusting! I was not much of a fan until a few years back! I have now become a HUGE fan of dried mango and dried pineapple! There is a lot of information out there that goes back and forth between whether or not it is healthy or unhealthy. To the knowledge that I have, dried fruit has over three times the amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals as fresh fruit. On the flipside, the amount of Vitamin C is reduced and an increased amount of sugar. For me personally, I am a full supporter of eating dried fruit.
I think that dried fruit is such an easy snack to bring along while traveling! Almost all of the packaging is very compact which makes it very easy to pack in your bag or backpack. It also is a nice and sweet pick me up!
A few of the places that I pick up my dried fruit is from Target and from Trader Joe’s. Some other places that I have seen dried fruit is at Walmart, Amazon, and tons of grocers!
Those are three of my picks for easy travel snacks! I hope that these ideas can help you decide what snacks you want to pack for your next trip!