Organic Snacks when Traveling

When I travel, I gain weight. That is the truth. Every time I travel I come back to the scale shouting at me that I just put on the 5 pounds, I worked hard weeks before losing. Why does this happen? I’m not eating how I normally do – healthy organic snacks and food.

When I travel bad habits, creep up. Waiting at the gate, well maybe I could use some candy while I wait. The flight is boring, so I need something to snack on. How about those Pringles that are ridiculously overpriced? Time for dinner – McDonald’s is where I land because it’s the closest thing to my gate.

It’s so easy to fall into these traps. After my recent business trip, I came back home to a number on the scale that I wasn’t happy with, and I decided that’s it. No more. I’m letting go of this notion that I can’t take healthy, organic snacks with me on flights.

Did you know that the TSA’s only restrictions are that any food items brought through security must either be whole, natural foods (like an apple) or be in placed in a container or otherwise wrapped up?

Before your next trip, load up on these ten organic snack staples you can pack when you’re traveling.

This list is based off items you can buy online or in your grocery store.  

9 Healthy and Organic Snacks For On the Go

pecans_Organic_Snacks_flightNuts – Yes, they are boring, but they are packed full of protein, good fats, and antioxidants. All things that can help you stay healthy! Try to pick unroasted nuts because the roasting process decreases the nutrients.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: NOW Foods, Food to Live

energybar-organic-snack

Energy Bars – Not only do I pack these in my purse or carry-on, but I also pack a few for longer vacations in my checked luggage.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands:  Clif Kit’s Organic, BumbleBar, and Simple Squares.

Apples_Organic_Snacks_Flight

Whole Fruit – Get your zip bags out and pack them up with fruit. My favorite thing to pack is grapes because they are an easy organic snack, and they are hydrating. Other fruits could be clementines, apples, bananas, or oranges.

chips_organic_snacks

Dried Fruit – If you don’t want to pack a whole fruit, then grab a few bags of dried fruit instead, or you could make your own at home. Dried fruit is a refreshing and healthy snack, and the variety available makes it a natural choice.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: Bare, Made in Nature, and Bella Viva Orchards

popcorn_organic_snacks_flight_travel

Pre-Popped Popcorn – Individual bags of popcorn have healthy whole grains, are low in calories and are full of antioxidants. It’s not as the buttery movie popcorn, but it’s a much healthier option.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: Whole Food Brand 365 Organic, Aldi US Brand Simply Nature, good health

chocolate-organic_snacks_traveling

Chocolate – I’m not advocating that you eat a whole chocolate bar, but it’s better to have something on hand so you won’t be at the newsstand or Cinnabon loading up on sweets. Bring bars for your flight attendants too; it could give you extra attention. Also, it’s just a nice thing to do for those who are working hard to serve you.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: These brand are also fair trade. Alter Eco Foods, Theo Chocolate, Green and Black’s Organics, Divine Chocolate

fruit_snacks_travel

Fruit snacks – These are not just for kids! I love eating these because they have loads of Vitamin C. Plus, who doesn’t love a fruit shaped like a bunny or a cow? The best thing about these is you can buy them in individual packages, great to shove into luggage or your purse.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: Annie’s, Stonyfield

cracker_organic_snacks_traveling

Crackers – We all get cravings salty foods or something crunchy. These crackers are sure to delight. Some are packed with seeds and essential fats, while others can hit your pallet with a burst of Garlic, Ranch or Lime. Whatever variety you choose, this is a much better option than the chips the airline sells.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: Mary’s Gone Crackers, Back to Nature, and Annie’s

Beef-jerky_organic_snacks_travel

Beef Jerky – One of the greatest road-trip snacks has evolved a bit since its humble gas station days. Jerky comes in a variety of meats and with different seasonings – all of which are perfect for a long flight. Beef Jerky is an excellent snack that’s low in calories and high in Make sure to look out for added sugar sources; aim for jerkies that are less than 3 grams of sugar per serving.

Recommended Organic Snack Brands: Golden Valley Natural, 365 Organic, Jack Link’s

Remember to drink water and then some more water, especially when flying. I get a bottle before I head on the plane and then some more when the drink cart comes around.

If you must eat at the airport, there are healthy options where you can order a salad or a sandwich on whole grain to take with you on your trip. Best bets: Turkey, grilled chicken, hummus (if they have it), and plenty of raw veggies even if all they have is lettuce, onions, and tomatoes.

With a little strategy, eating healthy organic snacks on the road is possible. Next time you pack your bags to head out of town, pack healthy snacks, too!

I was NOT paid in ANY way to endorse these products.
I genuinely love all of the brand’s mentioned, and I hope you will too.




Discover 9 Healthy and Organic Snacks when traveling or on the go. asoutherntraveler.com
Discover 9 Healthy and Organic Snacks when traveling or on the go. asoutherntraveler.com