10 Healthy Travel Snacks for Your Vacationhungrezi_admin
Ever packed for a vacation without stuffing in every bag of snacks you could get your hands on? No, we didn’t think so. However, in that mad rush to pack the foods that travel well, we sometimes forget the health quotient and end up carrying a lot of junk foods. Worry no more ‘cause we got you covered. Here’s a list of healthy AND travel-friendly snacks to choose from for your next vacation.
Almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, and the list goes on with this versatile snack. Packed with nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamins, iron, etc, they have a very long shelf life and make for a perfect snack to munch on during your travel.
- Protein Bars / Granola Bars
Granola bars are super nutritious and are one of the most filling snacks you could find. Ditch the sugar-loaded branded ones and make a few batches of homemade granola and protein bars for a healthy travel-friendly snack.
- Dried Fruit
Dates, prunes, raisins, figs, apricots, etc travel well for a long period and are healthy treats while on a trip. Store them right and take them with you for a handy snack whenever you feel hungry or feel like eating something sweet, but without the fear of calories.
- Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a great source of fiber, protein, low glycemic carbohydrates, and essential vitamins and nutrients like iron, zinc, potassium, etc. Roasted chickpeas have a longer shelf life than the boiled ones and can be made with any seasoning of your choice.
- Peanut Chikki
This desi version of a protein bar is a godsend for those with a sweet tooth. Available almost in every nook and corner of India, this is one energy-rich snack that will keep you going during long, exhausting trips.
Khakras are a desi favorite that come in so many flavors, including popular western ones, that it is hard to pick one. Khakras are baked, which makes them healthier than the fried foods the snack market is loaded with. These crispy wafers stay fresh for more than a month and you can have them with dips, chutneys, sauces, etc.
Tilguls aren’t just for the festivals, they are perfect for travel too. Made with sesame seeds and jaggery, they are loaded with iron, vitamins, and calcium. They are a healthy option if you’re craving for something sweet during your journey.
The secret to a happy gut any time, especially during travel, is yogurt. Packed with good bacteria that keep tummy troubles at bay, yogurt is your best buddy during those long journeys. Easily available everywhere and as inexpensive as they come, they are such a great healthy snack that can be had plain, with fresh fruits or pretty much any way you like.
Popcorn is everyone’s favorite and its taste is just the beginning of what’s good about them. They are low on calories, high in fiber, and hence becomes a super healthy snack that’s also travel-friendly. It is one of those foods that you can binge on without worrying about getting fat.
- Trail Mix
Originally created specifically for hikes, trail mix is a handy snack to carry during travel. Made with granola, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, etc, they are nutritious, lightweight and easy to store. You can either buy them or make them yourself with only the ingredients you like.