(Closed) In need of healthy snacks that travel well!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are on Weight Watchers than I recommend and fruit of veggies. Whole fruits like apples, oranges travel really well. Even cut ones in baggies

baby carrots travel weill.

If you have a small cooler you can get more creative.

  • Plain yogurt (not tha sugar and chemical laden kind) and you can stire in fruit if you want. 
  • Salads that are not lettuce based are easier to eat on the run (black beans, cucumber, tomato, red onion, lime juice, salt, cilantro)
  • Deli meat rolled in lettuce leaves with mustard and pickle


I would stay away from calorie dense foods like dried fruits. Nuts are OK in small portions as a healthy fat source. Be sure to measure it though

I would also stay away from processed foods, processed white carbs and anything with added real or fake sugars. You are not doing yourself favors with those. STick to natural foods.


Post # 4
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It depends what you like!  I am pregnant so I constantly have Larabars on me, as well as baby bell cheeses.  Hard boiled eggs are great, I also love grass-fed beef jerky or bison jerky.  Try to focus on high protein.  Also, apples and bananas!

Post # 5
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They sell applesauce in small squirt packs. They are meant for kids but are so easy to eat in the car, I buy for myself. No spoon or fridge needed.

Nuts and dried fruit are good in moderation, look for the 100 calorie packs.


Post # 6
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, strawberries, apples) and unsalted almonds or soy nuts. Kale chips. Celery with organic peanut butter seem to travel just fine. PB&J sandwiches. Roasted chickpeas with olive oil and seasalt. Oranges. Radishes. Home popped popcorn with no butter or salt. Grapes.

Post # 7
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If I am driving constantly or for a long time then I make sure I have any of the following items to munch on:

– Dried fruits (love cranberries)

– Yogurt (the ones you can drink out of)

– Applesauce

– Lots and lots of water

– Peanuts or almonds

– Fresh fruits

– Jerky (my hubby loves it)

Post # 8
4522 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ThreeMeers:  The snack ideas you got are good, so far. Raw veggies like celery, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower tend to travel well for me.

I’m not on WeightWatchers, but I get a ton of recipes from http://www.skinnytaste.com and she has the point values for everything on her site, so it might be a good resource.

Post # 9
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like plain popped popcorn, or Trader Joe’s olive oil and salt popcorn (I like it because it’s only lightly salted). I also do carrots and hummus, celery and PB, and I love Kind bars. Dried fruit that is unsweetened is great- you can get unsweetened dried mango at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Apples, oranges, and pears are pretty good at traveling. Almonds, while somewhat calorie-dense, are very  high in nutrients and the fat in them had been shown to help with satiety- just measure the portion size.

If you are traveling in the car and can bring a cooler, then that gives you more flexibility to bring yogurt, berries, etc.

Post # 10
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I have made these No Bake Energy Bites after seeing them on Pinterest and they are delicious and better than no-bake cookies! Since you are traveling I suggest putting them in a plastic container then a small cooler with one of those icepack things, you don’t need to but I find I personally like them better when chilled.

Edit: Just read the comments from the website and they are 107 calories each, however if you omit/change certain things like chocolate chips for a nut/berry that will bring the calories down.

Post # 11
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve flown with turkey lunch meat & a bit of cheese in an insulated lunch sack. I’ve also brought tuna “pouches”, dried fruit (make sure it’s no sugar added)/nuts, squeezable applesauce, whole apples or bananas, celery & carrot sticks, etc. I know they sell individual squeezable peanut butter & almond butter packets that would be great with fruit or veggies for a snack on the go. I always make sure to pack an empty water bottle in my carry on & fill it up at the gate so that I don’t get suckered into a soda on the plane & don’t have to pay over the top fees for water. I also sometimes order a tomato juice on planes, since that tends to fill me up pretty well, and it keeps me from getting dehydrated. Hope This Helps.

ETA: Just remembered I also brought hard boiled eggs, peeled, in a hard sided container on my last trip. Just toss some plastic cutlery in your carry on to make your life easier 🙂

Post # 12
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I try to avoid processed food b/c it messes up my blood sugar and does not fill me up at all. This is what I suggest:

1) Hard boiled eggs

2) Chobani greek yogurt – stick to the plain ones b/c they have less sugar

3) Almonds

4) Bananas

5) I take grad school class once a week in the evenings after working FT so I know that I will be eating dinner late. To not be starving by the time I get home, the only “processed” food I will eat are Luna bars. You can get them at Trader Joe’s or even Target, I believe. They don’t have too much sugar and are low glycemic so you feel fuller longer. I love the Smore and Peanut Butter ones. However, I would limit them to 1-2 x a week as they are processed.

Post # 13
56 posts
Worker bee

In Target by the pharmacy section they have a row of powerbars/nutrition supplements and they have a whole variety of bars – from your basic Cliff bar or Luna Bar to high protein, high fiber, gluten-free kinds of bars. They are a great option. I’ve been eating Cliff bars as my afternoon snack lately.

Otherwise, I would try baby carrots, sliced veggies, whole fruit, pop chips, greek yogurt, cheese sticks, almonds, PB and J.

Some will travel better in a hard container or in a insulated bag, but overall they travel well. I am on the road for work often, and they are my go-to options.

Post # 14
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Plain, dry Cheerios are good for this–only 100 calories for a whole cup.

I also third the lightly salted/oiled popcorn.

And for me, nothing beats a sliced up cucumber for an afternoon snack!

I like to keep Werther’s Original hard candies around for when I need a sugar fix, too. They’re 25 calories and they take a little while to dissolve, so your brain thinks you’re eating more.

Post # 15
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’re gluten-free, so we always have to bring our own snacks.  Hummus and baby carrots are a favourite here, as are roasted chickpeas with a little bit of smoked paprika and salt.  Hardboiled eggs go really well, and so do dried cranberries.

Post # 16
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Special K snacks!

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