Whether you travel by plane, boat, car or bike, packing the right travel snacks can help you feel your best while you’re on the go. Quite often people don’t think about what foods to bring, and ultimately, end up feeling fatigued and sometimes with gastrointestinal issues. Making sure you pack the right snacks will keep you feeling well-fueled with the energy you need to ensure a great trip. So what makes a good snack which will keep you feeling great? Choose a snack that has at least 3 grams of fiber, is low in sugar (6 grams or less per serving), contains at least 5 grams of protein and some healthy fat (which consumed together will keep you satisfied longer). Healthy portable snacks include:
- Energy bars, such as KIND or Lara bars
- Nuts and fruit
- Hummus and raw vegetables
- Fresh fruit and yogurt
- Peanut butter sandwich
Bring snacks along with you before you get on the plane, boat, etc. This will ensure that you won’t get overly hungry and will have nourishing food with you. Once you get to your destination, visit a farmer’s market or grocery store to pick up additional healthy snacks to have on hand.
Lisa Stollman, MA, RDN, CDE, CDN, CLT is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about helping people transform their lives with optimal nutrition. She received the 2015 Outstanding Dietitian of The Year from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa is an entrepreneur, food influencer, speaker, private practitioner, and writer. She is the co-author of “Making Nutrition Your Business,” 2nd Edition, Eat Right Press 2018.. In addition Lisa is the author of the ebook The Trim Traveler: How to Eat Healthy and Stay Fit While Traveling Abroad (Nirvana Press 2014) and The Teen Eating Manifesto (Nirvana Press 2012). In her private practice she specializes in teen and adult plant-based nutrition, food sensitivities and diabetes. She consults with clients in Huntington, New York, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and virtually. To find out more about Lisa or to book an appointment, please visit here.