Taking a road trip or any trip can be adventurous therapeutic at the same time. But if you are a health-conscious person, then finding a healthy as well as high protein snack while traveling may often turn out to be challenging. Since every stop has numerous fast food options, sticking to a healthy snack is difficult.
So why not pack and carry our own snacks to ensure that you as well as your family is eating healthy.
So here are some healthy as well as yummy foods to pack and carry in your travel backback.
Fresh fruits are not only highly nutritious but also easily available.
Fruits are considered as an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and they are high in fiber.
During road trips, munching on hydrating, high-fiber food like fruit keep you healthy and helps prevent constipation caused by inactivity. Some of the great recommendations of fruits while traveling are Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, oranges, etc
Popcorn is a great source of fiber and complex carbs that will help you filling and provide you with energy while traveling. With 31 calories per cup, air-popped popcorn contains much fewer calories than many popular snack foods. Its considered best as low calorie snack.
Though pre-packed microwave popcorn may be harmful. Instead grab one from the natural food store that has ingredients of just salt, corn, and oil.
- HARD-BOILED EGGS
Snack full of protein, easy to prepare, less messy, easy to eat and store, what could be a better snack than eggs. They are lowest in calories, filling for like hours, and high in protein to balance out your nutrition.
- PROTEIN BARS
Be wise with your choice of protein bars. There are countless protein bars out there that are full of nothing but sugar and crazy additives and preservatives.
Instead look for protein bars that are healthy and full of natural ingredients that will give you the nutrients your body needs and wants, without sugar consumption.
You can take the help of google and check the ingredients and label once, before choosing any brand.
- BOX FULL OF NUTS
Nuts help us feel full for longer: As well as fat, nuts are rich in protein and fiber. So, nuts help to keep us feeling full after we eat them, meaning we’re likely to eat less at later meals. There is a variety of nuts options out there, the protein from these nuts is plant-based and they’re also packed full of unsaturated fats and fiber. Examples of some amazing nuts are Almond, walnuts, pistachios, etc.
You could take a delicious veggie-loaded sandwich with you during your trip. which is way better than other street foods you will find.
This is easy to make and pack a sandwich, easily prepared, and will not take a lot of your time.
All you need is Buttered whole wheat bread slices( you can go for normal bread also) Apply green chutney or any healthy spread, fill the slice with veggies like carrots, cucumbers, capsicums, tomatoes, etc. Toast it or not, totally up to you. now store it in an air-tight container. it will stay fresh for around 3-4 hours.
You can also go for peanut butter sandwiches while traveling.
- ROASTED CHICKPEAS
This is an amazing, healthy, and yummy go-to snack. Chickpea is highly nutritious, providing loads of protein and fiber. But you can’t take a can of chickpeas though it is easy to carry but a little clumsy.
Rather you can just make your own or purchase dried chickpeas in various flavors at your local store.
- MIXED SEEDS
Both nuts and seeds are high in protein, good and healthy fats. It is easily available in any local store or you can just make it on your own by mixing various kinds of seeds like pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, flaxseed, chia seed, etc. You can just enhance its flavor by mixing your favorite spices in it.
- INDIAN SNACKS
Moving on to our culture, tradition, and cuisine there are a lot of healthy Indian snacks to choose from for your travel.
There are a lot of sources to draw the recipe of healthy Indian snacks- your parents, grandparents, and now even the internet. Here are some go-to suggestions and snacks you can pick for your trip- Thepla, Versatile Indian snack that is khakhra, poha, Dhokla/ Idli, etc.
Give your body a bowl full of nutrients by packing muesli in your travel backpack. Composed of roasted oats, nuts, raisins, seeds, and fruits. muesli promises a wholesome breakfast. These are low calorie snack and at the same time easy to carry in your travel backpack.