Morning love doves! How was your weekend?! Mine was pretty jam packed with a few of my favorite things. Neither of which were raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but I’ll fill you in on all that jazz on Wednesday.
With the Healthy Living Summit only 4 days away, my bags are packed full of notebooks, running sneaks, a cocktail dress, and of course room for all the swag. If I have to leave a pair of jeans for a stash of peanut butter I will. Girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do.
As like any trip by plane, train, rocket ship, zeppelin, etc. I like to be prepared with plenty of healthy snacks to nosh on during a layover in Wichita, or 2 hour delay after someone locked themselves in the airplane bathroom.
I thought it was the perfect timing to share some healthy snack ideas for the road.
For fitness-savvy individuals or for those who just prefer eating healthy, it can be difficult finding quick places to eat while on the go. Here are some easy snack ideas to fuel your travels.
While sitting in the grocery aisle, many people pick up a bag of pretzels, and be on their way. However, what you may not realize is that your favorite pretzels may just make you more hungry.
Most are made with refined flours, which is quickly broken down in the body. Opt for one made with whole grain or whole wheat flour to up the fiber to help you stay full.
Better yet, pair them up with some hummus or peanut butter for more fiber, protein, and staying power.
Peanut Butter and Apple
Am I pushing the peanut butter? Maybe. I’m just preaching what I’m practicing.
One of my favorite combos is peanut butter and apple, plus a little cinnamon sprinkle. It reminds me of being a kid, and is one of those snacks that actually satisfies me for more than 10 minutes.
Nuts & Seeds
When it comes to a filling snack, nuts and seeds are quick & easy, and full of the good stuff. They have healthy fats, fiber, and protein, which is a dynamic trio when it comes to a satisfying snack.
Grab some of your favorites, and opt for low-sodium options if you are watching your salt intake.
I try not to include too many energy bars, but they are super convenient and readily available. Look for ones that are lower in sugar, and higher in protein and fiber. KIND bars are one of my favorites, especially the dark chocolate sea salt flavor!
Another quick & easy option is whole fruit. You can kick it old school like me, and sprinkle it with cinnamon, or simply eat it on the run. Apples, oranges, and pears are some of my favorites since you can eat them on the go, and don’t get bruised or damaged too much during travel.
One snack I always have stashed in my fridge or freezer is a batch of these energy bites. There’s no baking required, totally customizable, and have no added sugars or oils! Freezing them makes them the perfect consistency come snack time if you’re eating them on the go.
Make it a great day!
What are your favorite snacks?
What’s your favorite way to travel?