Anyone else feel like they’re about to board the struggle bus when you make plans to travel?!
“How can I go on vacation, travel for work or go away for the weekend without feeling like I’m completely unprepared?”
“How am I supposed to be able to make healthy, smart choices if I can’t meal prep and bring all my food with me?”
Let’s be real here – it’s SO much harder to stick to your plan, hit your macros (let’s not even mention micros right now), make it to the gym, etc. anytime you’re traveling. I mean, you’re not in your normal environment, you don’t necessarily have access to healthy meals 100% of the time, you can’t bring the meals you’ve prepped for the week with you…..so that means it’s time to hit up McDonald’s for breakfast lunch and dinner, right?! Um. No. 😉
I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite healthy, protein packed and convenient snacks that will help alleviate some of the stress you may have about not having access to healthy foods. These are all things you can pack in your suitcase, take with you on a plane and have with you just about everywhere you go! I hope this helps!
Starkist tuna packets (Ranch is my favorite flavor!)
Cal : 80 | F: 2g | C: 1.5g | P: 14g
These are a perfect crunchy cracker to have with the tuna packets!
Serving size: 4 cakes Cal: 100 | F: 1g | C:23g | 2g
Better Oats Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal. *Tip* Be VERY careful with buying flavored oatmal. 90% of the instant packets are packed full of added sugar. I found this same exact brand, same flavor except it had 13g of sugar, verses 1g on this one! Crazy!
Cal: 100 | F:2g | C: 18g (S:1g) | P: 3g
Instant brown rice, weird I know. I don’t imagine you having this by itself, or maybe you do, I don’t know your life….But – these come in individual, portion-sized bowls that fully cook in 60 seconds!
Cal: 240 | F: 3.5g | C: 46g | P:4g
I LOVE beef jerky – turkey jerky is great too. It is going to be pretty high in sodium, but it is packed with protein to help keep you full. Just make sure you drink LOTS of water!
Serving size: 1 oz. Cal: 80 | F: 0.5g | C: 8g (S:7g) | P: 10g
These are two of my favorite protein bars! Finding a good protein bar that doesn’t have a ton of sugar, made with a bunch of crap and still taste good can be hard to find, but these are pretty dang good! My favorite flavors are Chocolate Peanut Caramal (Pure Protein brand) and Peanut Butter (Think Thin)
Pure Protein – Cal: 190 | F: 6g | C: 17g (S:2g) | P: 20g
Think Thin – Cal: 230 | F: 8g | C: 24g (S:0g) | P: 20g
Rice cakes are an awesome low calorie, low-carb snack that you can enjoy plain, or even with some yummy peanut/almond butter!
Serving size: 1 cake Cal: 45 | F: 0.5g | C: 9g | P:1g
These are SO good! 1 packet is typically a regular 2 TBSP. serving of peanut/almond butter so it’s the perfect serving size! Travel friendly, too 🙂
Cal: 190 | F: 16g | C: 7g | P: 8g
Some other ideas:
- Quest Nutrition Protein Chips
- Travel Size pickle chips
- Protein powder (my favorite is chocolate e’clair by NLA for her)
- Flapjacked Mighty muffins
- Unsalted almonds/nuts
If you have a meal prep bag, like my iso-bag:
- Oikos Triple Zero yogurt
- Pre-peeled hard-boiled eggs (you can find these at Costco)
- Low fat string cheese
Have any other healthy snack ideas? Share them below!