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May 15, 2013
Healthy Foods for Travelling

As you start packing for your next trip, be sure to leave a little room in your bag for balanced snacks and meals. Bringing your own food can be really helpful when you are away for a few reasons: travel means less control over the foods available to you, less access to refrigeration/grocery stores and less healthy options (…usually :)).

 

So when we plan for healthy foods to take we should aim for them to be as shelf-stable, balanced nutritionally and easy as possible. Ergo, the following list of ideas:

 

Hybrid Snacks: (can be eaten as balanced snack by themselves)

  • 20/20 LifeStyles High Protein bars
  • 20/20 LifeStyles High Protein powder shake (optional ½ cup fruit or 40-60 calories freeze-dried, no sugar added fruit)
  • Soy nuts
  • Dry roasted edamame
  • Somersaults brand sesame snacks
  • GO Raw Super Chips brand snacks
  • Biena brand chickpea snacks
  • Hummus (best paired with non-starchy veggies or whole-grain crackers)

Fruits/Veggies:

  • Freeze-dried, no-sugar-added fruit (in case of no fresh options)
  • Kale chips
  • Dry-roasted wasabi

Proteins:

  • 20/20 LifeStyles High Protein Ready to Drink shakes
  • Reduced-sodium jerky (such as Whole Foods’ 365 brand or Trader Joe’s brand)
  • Tear-n-go Packets of Tuna or Chicken
  • Tuna and cracker packs (such as StarKist or BumbleBee brand varieties)
  • Whey Isolate, Egg White, Soy or Vegan Protein powder

Grains:

  • High fiber (>3 g fiber per 100 cals) wraps (such as Flat Out brand)
  • High fiber tortillas (such as La Tortilla Factory or Mission brands)
  • High fiber crackers (such as Doctor Kracker or Mary’s Gone Crackers brands)
  • High fiber bread (such as Dave’s Killer Bread brand)

Meals:

  • Go Picnic brand (suggested: Hummus & Crackers variety)

 

Don’t forget it is always alright to get creative! Search your favorite grocery store for other options that will work for you and your family.

If you have room in your bag, a portable/foldable cooler can help with storing snacks that need refrigeration as well.

And be sure to share your ideas here, on our Facebook page or our Twitter page! or for more travel ideas read our Pro Pulse article here.

Written by Erika Brown

 
 

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