9 Healthy Travel Snacks - how to eat smarter on the road

9 Healthy Travel Snacks – eat smarter on the road

Looking for some delicious and healthy travel snacks? Look no further! Here’s a list of 9 healthy travel snacks that are not only incredibly tasty, but also healthy!

If you travel on a regular basis, you get hungry on the plane or late at night in your hotel! And many times the options at the airport are either chock full of unneeded calories (and unhealthy ingredients!) or it’s too darned expensive (I just want some hummus…I did not want to refinance my house to afford it!).

That’s why I put this list of healthy travel snacks together. Hopefully it inspires you to travel just a little healthier when it comes to your travel snack attacks!

PS…I’ve included short product descriptions from each of the healthy travel snacks to save you a little time before deciding if you want to make the leap!

Healthy Travel Snacks #1: Pretzel Crisps

Pretzel Crisps – by Snack Factory

Pretzel Crisps are an outstanding snack for traveling. They are easy to carry, affordable and best of all, they taste delicious. And pretty healthy, all things considered, for healthy travel food.

Product Description:

Our original line of deli-inspired Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps give you that satisfying, hearty crunch in a versatile shape that’s dippable, spreadable, and deliciously snackable. With great gourmet taste from wholesome ingredients, it’s the perfect snack anytime!

Healthy Travel Food #2: Kind Bars

Kind Bars

Kind Bars have been putting out delicious and healthy snacks for years. Grab a few to add your healthy travel snack kit and munch away.

Product Description:

A healthy blend of 5 super grains coated in cocoa and soft baked with dark chocolate chunks for a snack with 5g of sugar per bar. 100% Whole Grains including 5 Super Grains: Oats, Millet, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Quinoa. Gluten free, No Genetically Modified Ingredients, 0g Trans Fat, Kosher.

Healthy Travel Food #3: SunRype Natural Fruit Bar, Apple + Strawberry Fruitsource


SunRype Natural Fruit Bar, Apple + Strawberry Fruitsource

The SunRype Natural Fruit Bar is a delicious bar that’s perfect for travel.

Product Description:

  • Thick and Tasty 100% Fruit Bar with all natural ingredients and no added processed sugar
  • NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives so they taste great and they are good for you too
  • Naturally Gluten Free Snack Bar
  • Peanut Free and Allergy Friendly Grab and Go Bar
  • Naturally Vegan and Certified Kosher Bar

Healthy Travel Snack #4: Chickpea Puffs

Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs

I had to include the entire product description for this healthy travel food because it’s so darn good. I love the marketing vibe and more importantly I love the snack. The Bohemian Barbecue is my favorite, but they all taste delicious.

GOOD FOR YOU – HIPPEAS Organic Chickpea Puffs are USDA Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, and Kosher. HIPPEAS contain No Peanuts, Tree Nuts or Soy and have 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving.

GOOD VIBES – HIPPEAS light and crunchy puffs are the new go-to snack for those who demand great taste and high-quality ingredients.

GOOD FOR THE EARTH – Did you know Chickpea plants naturally release nitrogen back into the earth as they grow? They’re good for the planet, simply by being themselves.

PEAS, LOVE & GIVING BACK – HIPPEAS believes that “tastes good” and “do good” should go hand in hand. That’s why we give back to local charities

Healthy Travel Snack #5: Chomps Grass Fed Beef Jerky


Chomps Grass Fed Beef Jerky

I love beef jerky. Frankly, it’s a perfect healthy travel food – if you get the right kind. The folks Chomps have dialed that down nicely for you. Tasty and healthy. One of my favorite healthy travel snacks right here!

DELICIOUS PROTEIN SNACK – Each individually wrapped stick packs 9g of protein that is low in sodium, fat, and only 100 calories. This makes for a healthy snack that is natural and also carb, gluten, and artificial preservatives free. With CHOMPS, you can enjoy a single serving of meat that’s low in salt, has no fillers (including pork) and zero hidden nasties, such as binders, nitrates, nitrites, MSG, or artificial coloring

GREAT FOR ANY DIET – Whether you’re on Whole30, Paleo, Ketogenic, or the “watching what food I eat” diet, CHOMPS is a delicious and nutritious snack you can chew on with no heavy guilt. Not to mention, it also spices up your favorite foods. Shred up some pieces or strips of CHOMPS and pepper it onto salads, tacos, and just about any meal for a slightly spicy, slightly smoky kick

THE HEALTHY NATURAL CHOICE – CHOMPS features sustainably sourced select meats with 100% non-GMO ingredients, including grass-fed and grass finished non-GMO beef. CHOMPS is also the first, shelf stable meat snack brand to be Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Paleo, Certified Gluten Free, and Whole30 approved

Healthy Travel Snack #6: Nature’s All Organic Dried Mangos


Nature’s All – Organic Dried Mangos

Mmmmmmm……Mangoes. We love mangoes. And these dried mangoes are insanely tasty and healthy. We highly recommend grabbing these for a good healthy travel snack. Your kids will even like ’em.

Product Description:

100% Organic – All of Natierra’s Freeze-Dried products are 100% organic and for good reason; we believe that organic food is better. Whether you’re using it in a trail mix or enjoying the crunch on its own, you’ll feel better knowing it’s 100% organic

No Sugar Added – Why add sugar when the real thing already tastes great? Here at Natierra, we believe in giving you the product that nature intended which is why we never add any unnecessary sugar to the already-tasty treats

Great Snack – In today’s busy world, it’s important to have a go-to healthy snack and Natierra should be your first option. Perfect for the desk drawer or inside your kid’s lunch box, a healthy snack is just a crunch away!

Healthy Travel Snack #7: Simple Squares Bars

Simple Squares Bars

Perfect healthy travel breakfast option here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time to grab a good breakfast before you head to the airport. The simple bars here are the perfect healthy travel food to solve that problem.

Product Description:

PERFECT PLANT-BASED SUPERFOOD FOR THOSE ON A SPECIAL DIET: These Paleo snacks contain premium ingredients that fight inflammation and are safe for the regulated diets of people with diabetes or high-blood pressure. Simple Squares can serve as meal replacement bars perfect for people active in CrossFit, workouts, and travel.

WHOLE 30 FAST AND EASY STARTS WITH ONE SIMPLE PROTEIN BAR: These on-the-go, nutrition bars have very low carb content and are jam-packed with powerhouse herbs and spices, containing only real and raw herbs, compounds, and spices that Mother Nature provides.

TASTY AND CHEWY HEALTHY SNACKS FOR ADULTS: These protein snacks are so healthy that they also function as meal replacement bars. Simple Squares are available in 5 flavors: cinammon, coffee, ginger, chocolate, and coconut. These keto bars will keep you full and satiated that it banishes cravings for unhealthy snacks!

Healthy Travel Snack #8: Stakich Honey Sticks

Stakich Honey Sticks

Honey’s a bit of an odd addition to this list – the risk of sticky yuckiness during travel and all. But these little fellas have got the right delivery system. Try it out at home first before you lug it into your first class airline seat.

Product Description:

  • 100% Pure, Unfiltered U.S. Grade A Clover Honey
  • Healthy Energy – Only 15 Calories per Stick! Our Kosher Certified Honey is a 100% Natural, Whole Food
  • No Preservatives, Additives, or Colors – BPA Free – Good Source of Vitamins & Minerals
  • No Mess Packaging – Easy to Open – Excellent for Kids, Travel, Hiking, Outdoors
  • Each Stick is 6.5 in (17 cm) Long

Healthy Travel Snack #9: Kashi Ripe Strawberry Bar

Kashi Ripe Strawberry Bar

So good. So very good. Sometimes with Strawberry food items you run the risk of them being too sweet. Not so here. They are just the right balance! Absolutely tasty and a great healthy travel food item!

Product Description:

A tasty whole grain and fruit snack bar, Kashi Soft-Baked Bars are an ideal quick breakfast treat and anytime pick-me-up at home or on-the-go

A delicious breakfast bar made with a filling made with sweet strawberry, Kashi Seven Whole Grain Flour, rolled oats, and a touch of honey

Good source of fiber (contains 3 g total fat per serving); Kosher Dairy; Non-GMO Project Verified

A travel-ready food; Makes a tasty snack at work or school, post-workout bite, or late-night treat; Stow in lunchboxes, totes, and backpacks

Buying Healthy Travel Snacks in Bulk

As a bonus, I’ve provided a couple of healthy travel snack bundles that Amazon has put together. Buying in bulk can save you money, and these interesting packages aggregate some great brands into a single transaction. Worth a peak!

Healthy Snack Bars To Go Box (45 count)

Healthy Snacks To Go Box (30 count)

My final thoughts on healthy travel snacks

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of healthy travel snacks! If you are like me you know how darned difficult it is to eat healthy when you travel.

It’s also incredibly hard to find time to workout, hydrate and more. That’s why I wrote The 7 Habits of the Healthy Business Traveler: How to Stay Healthy While Traveling (for business or pleasure!).

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And, of course, if you are interested in more travel tips and travel advice, you might like these great articles:

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