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Holiday Travel Snack Ideas

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By Dr. Kim Bruno, DC, CCN

On average, Americans gain 10+ pounds during the holiday season. Many of my patients tell me they struggle with being out of their routine due to holiday travel and then not able to make the food choices they want to make. The airport, truck stops and fast food restaurants can be the down-fall of any traveler’s diet. If you take a little time to prepare, you will have healthy and happy trails.

Road-Trips

Bring a cooler on road trips to avoid the consumption of high calorie fast food. Fill your cooler with foods that will satisfy, and leave the Christmas cookies at home. It is also a good idea to find comfortable rest stops that are not fast food restaurants. If you have a cooler packed with wraps and veggies while you can also take a walk around and stretch your legs this will make for a much more enjoyable next part of your drive.

School lunch box

  • Raw vegetables – washed and cut with a flavored hummus dip
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Fresh Fruit – washed and ready to eat
  • Edamame and whole grain crackers
  • Turkey, cheese and veggie wrap
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts and seeds
    • Nut butter and apple slices with pumpkin seeds
  • Hummus and veggies on a whole-grain pita bread
  • Yogurt with nuts and fruit
  • Trail Mix – make your own minus or limiting the M&Ms
  • Chex Mix – make your own
  • Whole grain crackers and nut butters or hummus
  • Well balanced meal replacement bars – Lara, Kind, Epic, Wild Zora, Bobo
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Peanut/almond butter and jam sandwiches
  • Pre-made fruit smoothies with optional protein powder

Air Travel

It is true you cannot travel with liquids but this does not mean you cannot travel without healthy snacks. Also remember to bring an empty water bottle and most airports have filling stations for filtered water – win win for you and the environment.

  • Raw vegetables – washed and cut
  • Fresh Fruit – washed and ready to eat (note: bananas and pears don’t travel well)
  • Dried fruit – without added sugar
  • Jerky – Beef, bison, turkey
  • Meat bars like Epic, Wild Zora etc.
  • Nuts and seeds – almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin, sunflower
  • Trail Mix – make your own minus or limiting the M&Ms
  • Chex Mix – make your own to eliminate the MSG and other preservatives
  • Whole grain crackers and nut butters (they do sell individual almond butter packets)
  • Individual hummus containers (available at CostCo) with crackers or raw veggies
  • Well balanced meal replacement bars – watch the sugar content – my favorite are Lara and Kind bar