Traveling can often lead to dietary doom, especially when you’re on the road and relying on gas stations for fueling your car and body. Worry no more! Our dietitian at Woman’s Center for Wellness has put together her quick list of go-to snacks when traveling.
KIND Bar Nuts & Spices
Exactly what is says it is. These eat on the go bars are a delicious blend of nuts and spices with only approximately 200 calories and 5 grams of sugar or less! There are several different options, but my personal favorite are the Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt.
Yes, it’s essentially jerky so it does contain a fair amount of sodium, but they all clock in at 150 calories or less and contain a serving or two of protein. These bars are rich in protein, low in sugar, gluten free, grain free, and absent of both soy and dairy. Pretty epic, if you ask me.
Roasted Chickpeas or Edamame
You can find either of these options on the store shelves in a variety of flavors. Divide servings into small bags for even smarter snacking. I really love that both options provide a combination of fiber and protein.
Fruit and Cheese
I love simple combinations of salty and sweet. Apple slices with cheese is a perfect amount of both, plus you get a great mixture of fiber and protein. If you’re looking for more protein and little more crunch, try fruit and nut packs.
Yes, it’s vacation, but you want to avoid fountain drinks, which can easily contain 2 or more days of the recommended amounts of sugar. Sparkling water provides a great taste without all of the calories. My go to’s are Le Croix, Spindrift and Polar, but there are many great options available.
For more great tips, like these, check out our Balance Program!