Top 10 Favorite Foods to Travel With

Happy October, everyone! Fall is always my favorite time of the year, mainly due to the cooler weather and the yummy seasonal produce. But, I also just celebrated my 25th birthday yesterday. Yikes! I cannot believe that I am officially a quarter of a century old, I thought it would never happen! I have also just returned from a week long trip to the west coast, where I had the wonderful opportunity to go to a national nutrition conference and see my best friend since middle school! Although I have a tremendous fear of airplanes, I survived the ride, and cannot thank my friends and family enough for my 25th birthday adventure.

Since I have been traveling cross-country for the past week, I thought that it would be appropriate to post my Top 10 Favorite Foods to Travel With. It is very common to eat “on-the-go” processed or fast foods while traveling, because they are easy, cheap, and convenient. However, I try to pack my snacks and drinks with me in a cooler. Not only is this the healthier option, but I find that it is much cheaper and quicker to do this while trying to get from point A to point B. I also am a total creature of habit, and find that I feel more comfortable driving or riding on a plane when I eat foods that I know work well for me.

Here are my favorite snacks and drinks to take on the road with me:

1. Homemade trail mix

This is quite possibly my favorite snack to bring along for long car rides. I like to mix some pretzels, peanuts, chocolate chips, almonds, raisins, and banana chips together for a sweet treat!

2. Lara Bars

These bars are made strictly from dried fruit and nuts, and are generally vegan friendly and gluten free. Try the banana bread or cherry pie flavors, they are delicious!

3.  Chopped veggies and hummus

Baby carrots + red peppers + red pepper hummus = nutritious on the go snack!

4. PB Crackers

A true staple in my diet, natural peanut butter spread on wheat crackers is always a good travel snack.

5. PB and J Sandwich

This is something that I eat virtually everyday for lunch, so I cannot go a day without it!

6. Apples

Apples are one of the most portable fruits to take on the road with you. Plus, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

7. Dark chocolate dusted almonds

This protein packed snack is crucial for my chocolate cravings!

8. Zone Protein Bars

I eat one of these bars almost everyday after I hit the gym for optimal recovery. These also work well as a small “meal replacement,” if I am starving and do not have time to stop for food on the road.

9. Pretzels

A very simple and low calorie snack for when I need a “travel munchie.”

10. Coffee

I must start the beginning of all of my adventures with a nice cup of hot or iced coffee (depending on the season). I always need a little caffeine boost before I spend my entire day on a plane or in a car.







What are some of your favorite travel snacks? Share them here!



  1. Beth said

    Sounds like a good list to travel with, and happy birthday!

  2. Beth said

    Sounds like a good list to travel with, and happy birthday!

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