I am a person who likes to snack often. I occasionally suffer from “hanger”—I get so hungry that I get angry if I don’t eat ASAP. Consequently, I ALWAYS carry snacks. The snacks also come in handy for my constantly starving sons! My husband likes to joke that if I say I am getting kind of hungry, in about five
seconds minutes I will be starving. I guess that’s pretty much the truth.
So, one of the first things I did the morning after we got to Vermont last week was to hit the local grocery store. We visited the Shaw’s that was right across the street from our hotel to stock up on some healthy snacking options.
The boys and I hit the produce aisle first, picking up some cut up watermelon (a splurge, but so yummy!), organic apples, organic baby carrots, and some organic bananas. The hummus was on sale, so we snagged some of that too. Baby carrots and hummus make a great pre-dinner appetizer.
We also got some healthy breakfast options. While it was nice that the hotel offered a complimentary continental breakfast, it left a lot to be desired. The offerings consisted of sausage, egg, and biscuit breakfast sandwiches, make your own waffles, assorted sugary cereals, and breakfast pastries. Oh, and there was a small bowl of bananas on the bar. By getting some healthy breakfast options like cereal with milk or oatmeal, you can get your first day of travel off to a good start.
We filled the cart with a canister of pretzel rods and a jar of unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter. Nothing satisfies a salt craving like a pretzel rod dipped in peanut butter! The Larabars were on sale for a $1- total SCORE! I picked up a bunch of different flavors.
The takeaway here is that it is key to be prepared when you travel. Many times, we make choices we regret later simply because we aren’t prepared with suitable alternatives. With a little preparation and planning, your healthy eating doesn’t have to suffer when you are on the road!
Here are some great healthy snack ideas for on-the-go:
- Apples (with or without peanut butter)
- String cheese (if you eat dairy)
- Single serve Greek yogurts (if you eat dairy)
- Protein bars
- Cut up fruit (melon, apple slices, etc.)
- Baby carrots (with or without hummus)
What are you favorite healthy snacks when you’re on the go?