It’s easy to forget health and nutrition when you have that next big adventure on its way. There are many times I’ve regretted not packing a snack, waiting on the plane for dinner or lunch. You’ll soon think of the healthiest travel snacks to pack for your next trip when your belly starts to rumble.
The Healthiest Travel Snacks To Pack
When you think of food on the plane or at the airport its not only overpriced but its also not as healthy and nutritious as you may be used to. Many of us manage to get a hot meal before flying. However when it comes to mid-flight the hunger kicks in. Filling up on junk and sweet treats make you feel tired and sluggish making it a chore when leaving the aircraft. Now let’s show you the healthiest travel snacks to pack on your next adventure.
This little energy balls may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s always quite handy to have these in your bag. When the time comes to server your hunger emergencies these will be the most satisfying. If you’re on a tight schedule you can buy these energy balls from a number of well-known companies such as The Protein Ball Co, Deliciously Ella Energy Balls and Bounce Energy Balls. On the other hand, you can also make these little treats, it’s as simple as blending all the ingredients into a blender and rolling them into balls. There’s no need to even bake them yep that’s right!
Nut butter squeeze packs
Whether its almond butter or the nations favourite peanut butter who would have thought there was anything better than a pot of either of these scrumptious Butter treats. Well, there are these amazing little squeeze packs enable you to carry your nut butter on the go. These packs are a great addition to healthy snacks such as sliced carrots, diced apples and even that plain cracker. They are full of healthy fats and nutrition to perk up any healthy snack. Our favourites include Pip and Nut and Justin’s.
Healthy snack bars
Due to the growth of the health industry, there are many different varieties and types of snack bars available on the market. This makes it very difficult to find the ones that are actually healthy and full nutrients rather than artificial flavourings and sugars. In the long run, these snack bars will keep you fuller and satisfied for longer but they are not good for your long term health. To make things easier for you we’ve come up with a list of our favourite snack bars. Vega protein bar, Nakd, Tribe protein bars, Bananito protein bars and kind protein are a few of our favourites. If you prefer to make your own there are many simple recipes available online.
Ready-made porridge pots
Oats are a great way to keep you satisfied for long periods of time. Not only do they provide a great source of fibre but when added to milk or dairy-free substituted they become packed with protein. These pots are great to travel with not only are they compact but all you need to add is a little hot water and their ready to eat. When choosing the right porridge pots you have to be aware as many of them are packed with nasty ingredients, high sugars and even salts. Once again we have a list of our favourite pots. These are Rude health, Moma and Mindfuel’s posh teff porridge. Many of these brands come in different flavours making them a good choice to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
Sliced veggies, hummus and hard-boiled eggs
As you know veggies are a great way to get your 5 a day. When travelling adding these chopped up to a container can be a great way to use them up. Try adding a little hummus and even a hear-boiled egg as you’ll create your own little protein-packed box. This will provide a great long term fuel for any journey your making. It’s important you don’t wait too long to eat the egg as you don’t want it to go bad.
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