After looking around a half-empty office this morning wondering where the heck everyone went, I’m reminded yet again that August is vacation month. If you’re lucky enough to be taking a trip of your own, color me jealous. But with all of the much-needed rest and relaxation you’re sure to be doing, healthy eating can go by the wayside. Between rest-stop packaged snacks and layover fast-food, even those with the best of intentions can struggle to find anything nutritious while on the go. The solution? Make your own healthy snacks and stash ’em in your carryon. Here, 10 healthy options that are yummy, filling, and don’t need to be refrigerated.
The blend of spices on these crunchy kale chips tastes almost like a Dorito, but way, way healthier. They take a couple hours to bake, though, so pop them in the oven while you pack and prepare for your trip.
Cookie + Kate
Larabars are pre-packaged energy bars made with a super-small list of ingredients. Make a quick batch of your own instead to customize all the ingredients to your liking.
These spicy chickpeas will satisfy your crunch craving and are just as good at room temp as they are straight from the oven.
All it takes to make this sweet snack is a cantaloupe, an oven, and a couple hours of wait-time. It’s a lot healthier than store-bought dried fruit, too, since it doesn’t have any added sugar.
A protein punch that tastes like dessert. Need I say more?
Cookie + Kate
Whip up a batch of this hearty bread, filled with oats and plenty of nuts, for a filling snack. To make it even easier to eat on the go, pour the batter into muffin tins instead.
Small Kitchen College
With ingredients like oatmeal, avocado, flax seed and vegan chocolate chips, these cookies make for a delicious treat even non-vegans will love. Plus, they’re filling enough to hold you over until your next meal.
This easy-to-make snack is high in protein and is sure to be filling.
The NY Melrose Family
These energy balls are vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, so they’re good for just about everyone and are super easy to eat on the road.
Crave Something Healthy
Eat this savory granola on its own, or pop into a bag with some pretzels or popcorn for a yummy snack.
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