Parents know the importance of bringing snacks along when traveling. Whether it’s a car ride, a plane ride, or just waiting for an appointment, snacks are a good thing. If you don’t plan ahead, your healthy options might be limited. Think of packing healthy travel snacks that are portable, small, and mess-free.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean boring. Here are some super nutritious snacks that will keep your children munching and happy on trips:
Nuts are loaded with protein and healthy fat, and come in a variety of options providing something for everyone. Just be aware that some people are highly allergic to nuts.
2. Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit is a great way to get a sweet fix while still eating healthy. Just be sure to pick ones that aren’t too messy, such as an apple.
3. Dried Fruit
The perfect way to enjoy the messier fruits are dried fruits. Choose whatever you and your children like -we prefer apricots and goji berries.
Another healthy travel snack that comes in a wide variety is seeds. I love Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds!
5. Raw cookies
Yes, I said raw! “Go Raw” makes tasty little cookies such as ginger snaps made from coconut, sesame seeds, dates, and ginger – giving healthy eaters a tasty treat. They are yummy, gluten free, and low in sugar.
I buy the organic shelled frozen soybeans and then just cook them for a few minutes. They taste great warm or cold – making the perfect on the go snack!
7. Veggies Swords
Cut up your child’s favorite raw vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and cucumbers in long thin strips and call them swords. Also, Costco has little mini hummus containers that are perfect for dipping and travel well.
8. String cheese
Cheese or cheese alternative for protein, calcium, and vitamin D.
9. Whole grain crackers
There are many varieties that my daughter likes that can be bought at a health food store.
10. Yummy Earth Lollipops
No, candy isn’t healthy but yummy earth makes an organic lollipop. I always travel with a few. It may come in handy when your plane is taking off and landing and the swallowing helps to prevent ear pressure.
* Don’t forget to pack plenty of water and other fluids. Also, pack more than one item because children can change their mind a lot and having a variety of healthy travel snacks is always better.