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Healthy Travel Snacks – What You Need to Know

Posted Sep 11 2013 8:33am

tacobell Isn't it exciting to go away on a trip?

That’s until something throws your plans into disarray. Take for example, the situation where you fall ill in a strange land or even on the way, if your trip is at a short distance.

Ruins the entire tip, doesn't it?

In most cases, these emergencies can be avoided like for instance, in the case where you eat something that doesn't agree with you.

Well, at some point you’ll have to eat out, you say? That’s right – however, there are certain precautions that you can take so as to prevent or delay such an occurrence of indigestion or even food poisoning .

Of course, it helps to follow certain precautions until you find a place that one can eat at, and not worry about the consequences of a heavy meal.

Picking Healthy Travel Snacks – A Few Tips

healthysnacks In the best interests of spending your vacation without a hitch, it’s wise to pick (and pack) sufficient healthy snacks for the journey, and especially if you aren't sure if there are good places to eat until you get to your destination or even until you’re back to your hotel.

So, here are some simple guidelines that that should help you pick healthy travel snacks :

#1: Buy fresh snacks instead of ones that are processed.

#2: Buy snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated.

#3: Avoid buying snacks that contain sugar or caffeine. Instead, look for snacks that maintains a balance of carbohydrates, fat, fiber and protein.

Following these guidelines would leave you with a number of options that you can choose from. However, if you aren't so sure yet here are a few options that you can get started with.

Healthy Travel Snacks – A List

#1: Water & Dairy Products
Instead of picking up sodas at the supermarket, you can choose dairy products or water instead. Not only will water hydrate you but it will keep your energy levels high throughout the journey, especially if it is a long one.

#2: Nuts
Snacking on nuts such as walnuts, almonds and cashews are an excellent way to keep your energy levels high. You can be sure that there will be no food poisoning or indigestion not unless you have an allergy to nuts.

#3: Fresh & Dried Fruit
Apples, apricots and bananas make excellent choices for fresh fruit while dried fruit options such as raisins, prunes and dates will do the trick as well.

#4: Sandwiches
An ideal choice for the road would include sandwiches that are made with string cheese, peanut butter and fresh veggies along with whole-grain bread. Again, this is healthy enough to eat without any risk of infection.

#5: Trail Mix
Trail Mix , which is ideal for hikers, is a combination of dried fruit, chocolate, grains and nuts. Again, it’s safe to snack on while easily keeping your energy levels up on the road as well.

In Closing
So, are there any other healthy travel snacks that you have in mind? If so, feel free to add them in the comments section below.

Also, here is an article on healthy fast food options that could get you to avoid the not-so-healthy options on the menu.

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