Eat Empowered, Healthy Snacking Ideas

12 Awesome Healthy Snacks On The Go


Healthy snacks are hard enough to pack as part of your normal routine, so when it comes to traveling, packing them can be more stressful than deciding between wedges or flats.

You’ve heard it a thousand times: Be prepared, pack smart, snack smart, blah blah blah. But there’s more to life than boring snacks!

I’ve done all the hard work for you and I’m sharing my favorite fresh and packable snacks. Of course, they’re also healthy!

And, since I like to be prepared for pretty much everything … pack both the wedges and the flats.

12 Awesome Healthy Snacks On The Go


You have choices here, friends. America’s favorite salty, crunchy snack is perfect for traveling when chosen properly. Boom Chicka Pop is non-GMO and comes in flavors you will heart, especially the sweet & salty combos like caramel & cheddar. I also love the extra virgin olive oil flavor from Popcorn Indiana’s Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn  and this one is also non-GMO. While you’re doing all that crunchy, don’t forget that popcorn is loaded with antioxidants and has about 3 grams of fiber for 3 1/2 cups.

Kind Bars

There are million bars to choose from, but you really need to know what you’re doing here since not all bars are created equal. My go to? Kind! They are generally super clean and yuck free, and they have a bunch of new flavors! Dark chocolate almond and coconut, Black truffle almond and sea salt or Dark chocolate almond mint all get a hardy, yes, please from me and I’m sure you’ll agree.


Take your nut butter game up with these individual packs of nut butters that are perfect for travel. You’ll consume a wide variety of nutrients and a whole lot of flavor because this nut butter includes almonds, organic chia seeds and hemp seeds, Goji berry powder, lucuma powder and Himalayan pink salt. Pack one of these with a piece of fruit, and you’re all set.

GimMe Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks

A salty snack to keep you away from those rest stop chips and pretzels. Aside from being super satisfying, they’ll give you 15% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C and a bit of calcium. And, they’re fun to eat.

The Good Bean Dried Chickpeas

Can you say protein, fiber, antioxidants and crunch? OK, don’t say it, just eat them. These power-packed snacks come in both sweet and savory flavors so all of your cravings are covered.

Vital Choice Wild Salmon Jerky Strips

Great for a take-along option, each pouch contains 6 ounces of wild sockeye and keta salmon packed with omega-3s. They’re flavored with mild organic herbs and spices, a pinch of sea salt, a hint of smoky flavor, and a touch of organic sugar. No gluten, nitrates, nitrites, or artificial preservatives. You don’t need to opt for processed meats full of nitrates anymore just because, well, it’s lunchtime and a ham sammie seamed easy. And chances are your diet could use more fish, right?

Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfoods Hot Oatmeal Creamy Coconut

Your travel breakfast doesn’t need to come in a miniature box with a cartoon character on it. These packets will be your new best travel companion as you take your oats eating to a whole new level. Do you add hemp and chia to your oats? No need here. It’s already covered. Boom.

The Chia Co. Individual Chia Shots

While I don’t usually recommend taking shots while driving, I’ll say a-OK to these chia packets, especially sprinkled in yogurt, which you can pick up at any rest stop. But texting while driving … NEVER.

Crunchies Freeze-Dried Fruit

Ranging from dried fruits to dried veggies, alike, these are another great option for that clearly necessary travel crunch. You’ll love how they melt in your mouth … way better than candy.

Carrington Farms Flax Pax

You know that traveling can wreak havoc on your bowels. You need fiber to keep you regular and these packs are great to sprinkle on your meals for a little extra. Sold in perfectly-portioned packages, they are great for any meal and  no measuring required.


Epic Bar is a great way to get your protein in in bar form. For all you paleo and gluten-free peeps, this is a home run. Made with grass-fed buffalo, one bar will give you 11 grams of protein and most definitely keep you satisfied until bbq time. They’re pretty much epic. Pun intended.


Are you as coconut-obsessed as we are? Thought so. Add these chips to your travel bag. Stat. Munch, top, sprinkle … eat them any way you wish. Dang, they’re good. (Sorry, had to!)

So the next time you travel, before you decide that vacation equals inevitable weight gain, pack along these healthy snacks to keep you on track wherever you may go. Whether you’re racking up the frequent flier miles or just a once-in-a-while vacationer, you have the means to snack smart at any and all destinations. Bon voyage!

More reading: If you’re following a vegan diet, we have two great guides for vegan-friendly road trip snacks and road trip meals. Happy trails!

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