Monday, August 4, 2014

Simple Snacks That Travel Well

If you're a budget conscious traveler (like myself) or you have blood sugar issues (also like myself), having more nutritious, natural, & accessible options while on the go are extremely helpful.

Below is a list of what I like to pack to keep me eating well & stretching my money for other, more worthy travel expenses.

Cascadian Farms Protein Granola Bars
Gluten Freeda Flavored Oatmeal Packets
Beef Jerky
Seeds (Pumpkin give a lot of "bang for the buck")
Dried Fruit
Freeze Fruit (good for a day or till you see a refrigerator)
Bananas, Apples, Pears
Nut Butters (note: my sunflower butter didn't pass TSA screening)
Candied Ginger (good for upset stomach, too)
Instant Coffee
Iced Tea Bags
Stevia Packets

Small, half sized plastic Ziploc bags are perfect to combine a power pack snack. For example, beef jerkey for protein, seeds/nuts for healthy fat, & dried fruit for a little carb boost.

I enjoy grocery shopping in new locations as well. It becomes a mini-adventure & gives you a taste of local life, literally & figuratively.

For a light packer, it may feel like a bit much, but remember, the stockpile will diminish as your trip continues. Also, you can gift any leftovers at the end of your journey to fellow travelers.

If you have any good suggestions, feel free to let me know. I'm always looking for more options.