5 Healthy and Easy Travel Snacks May 23, 2017 by James (Awesome Escape Blogger)
Traveling is a lot of fun. Whether you are going on a road trip or preparing for a long flight, one of the first things that come to mind after you are done packing is something to eat for the journey. Having packed snacks works better than having to stop and buy an expensive meal on the go. Besides, isn’t it far much better to have a healthy snack rather than get whatever there is at the gas station? Here are some easy-to-make healthy snack ideas that you can take on your journey to enjoy anytime you feel like munching on something:
1. Hummus and Veggies Wrap
Hummus is more nutritious than most spreads and dips with mayonnaise. What’s more, it is a versatile spread that you can use in plenty of ways. The tahini and chickpeas also enrich it with high fiber and tons of protein. It can also stay for a long while out of refrigeration without making your snacks soggy. All you need to do is spread it on the wrap—you could also use lettuce—and add your choice of veggies like sprouts, peppers, tomato, grated carrot, avocado, or cucumber.
2. Dried Beef Jerky
If you’re traveling with kids, then this is one of those snack choices that are sure to be a big hit. Forget about the shrink-wrapped beef jerky you find on the road; homemade versions are much tastier. Marinade strips of beef in a spicy, sweet sauce and place them in the oven to dry for a few hours. Let them dry slowly as you as you check your packing list a few days before your trip. You can find so many different sauce recipes for various flavors, take your pick and get dryin.’
3. Dried Fruit
Sure, eating healthy means having fresh fruit but let’s be real for a second; it won’t survive the journey for long without getting battered and bruised. What’s the alternative? Dried fruit! It doesn’t take much to make dried fruit, and you can be sure there are no preservatives or added sugar. Just pick your favorite fruits, remove the seeds and cores, and slice them into ¼ inch thick pieces. Place them in the oven at 170 degrees Fahrenheit and remember to use non-stick baking sheets. After 4-8 hours, your fruits will be ready to pack for the journey. Make them the day before while you’re packing!
4. Who’s up for some roasted nuts?
You only need cashew nuts and almonds for this easy-to-make healthy snack. Take the nuts and place them in a mixing bowl. Pour some maple syrup, add some Orange Pekoe tea leaves and chili powder, and mix well. Then put them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven to roast. Once the nuts are done, you will have a tasty snack to chomp on your journey.
5. Plantain Chips and Avocado Smash
The best thing about avocados—apart from their nutritional value—is that you can mash them with virtually anything. In this case, your mashed avocado will go well with some plantain chips. To make this healthy and gluten-free snack, mash avocados in a bowl after you have added some seasoning. Salt, garlic, pepper, lime juice, hot sauce, and lemon zest are just a few ideas that won’t disappoint as seasoning. The lime juice will preserve the avocado smash for a while, but it’s worth noting that this one should be eaten earlier in your trip—it’s just so good we had to include it!