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Plane, Train, or Automobile – Snack Ideas for Holiday Travel

Plane, Train, or Automobile – Snack Ideas for Holiday Travel

Part of CCHN’s “Maintain Don’t Gain” holiday challenge is to keep with healthy eating even while on the go – and that includes holiday travel.  Dr. Kim’s put together this list of simple and easy snack ideas to take with you on the road.  So, whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile – there are no excuses!  Join the “Maintain, Don’t Gain” holiday challenge on Facebook here.
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.

• 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&M’s
• Chex Mix – make your own
• Whole grain crackers and nut butters or hummus
• Clif bars or other well balanced meal replacement bars
• Air-popped popcorn
• Peanut/almond butter and jam sandwiches
• Pre-maid 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.

• 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
• Nuts and seeds – almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin, sunflower
• Trail Mix – make your own minus or limiting the M&M’s
• 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
• Clif bars or other well balanced meal replacement bars

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