Spring Break Travel Tips

Nicole Palmieri, who is currently studying Dietetics at the University of Dayton, shared with Healthy Lombard that…

If you are going somewhere for spring break this year, travel of any kind calls for snacks that should be fueling and nutritious!

Here are a few ideas when it comes to staying properly fed on trips!

  1. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – Fresh fruit such as clementines, grapes, and bananas, and vegetables such as carrots, celery, and cucumbers are great options for travel snacks because they are hydrating and do not cause messy crumbs!
  2. Granola Bars – This is the least time-consuming and most convenient snack to travel with! Brands I enjoy are RXBARs, KIND bars, GoMacro, and Kate’s Real Food granola bars because they offer minimal and clean ingredients.

  3. Trail Mix – Trail mix is full of healthy fats and protein to keep you full for the long day of travel ahead. Be sure to choose brands that have a low number of added oils, sugar, and salt. Alternatively, opt for making your own homemade trail mix, too!
  4. Crackers and Chips – I love Simple Mills, Annie’s Organics, Triscuits, Siete Foods, and Off the Eaten Path chips and crackers because they satisfy a savory and salty craving without containing an excessive amount of sodium!
  5. Foods High in Protein – If you are exerting yourself in a long day of moving from place to place or on a long flight or car ride, protein-filled foods will keep you full for longer! Some ideas of high protein snacks are beef jerky, yogurt, cheese sticks, hard-boiled eggs, chickpeas, and more!

 

Remember, it is important to nourish your body when you are traveling long distances so that you can feel

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