Winter Four Bean SaladIf you’re headed out of town this holiday and hoping to avoid the standard fast-food fare along the way, I’ve got some great better-for-you options that will keep you happy and satisfied like Winter Four Bean Salad opens in a new tab (time-saving tip: use canned lentils), Cheesy Kale Chips opens in a new tab and Quinoa Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies. opens in a new tab
When traveling by car, a cooler is a must for storing cold favorites like Superfast Guac opens in a new tab or Black Bean Hummus opens in a new tab with sliced veggies or Hummus Tea Sandwiches opens in a new tab. Here are more ideas for car travel:
Deli meats rolled around a sliver of cheese or inside a lettuce leaf
Sandwiches: tuna, chicken salad, Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches opens in a new tab, Deviled Ham Tea Sandwiches opens in a new tab or our Nottingham Wrap opens in a new tab, a vegetarian wrap with a sweet surprise!
Boiled eggs or cooked shrimp
Sliced cheese with crackers or bread
Yogurt, fruit cocktail or applesauce in small containers
Nuts, seeds and trail mix
Cold drinks including smoothies like this unique Sunny Citrus Smoothie opens in a new tab. (Tip: Leave out the ice cubes when making it, then pack in a large thermos and store in the cooler. Don’t forget paper cups!)
Despite security regulations, you can still bring your own snacks on planes. Here are a few tasty recommendations to enjoy at 38,000 feet.
Instant oatmeal for morning flights. Pack nuts, dried coconut and dried fruit. Ask the flight attendants for hot water.
Crackers and cheese or cracker “sandwiches.” Simply spread nut butter or cream cheese, hummus or bean dip between two crackers. Add sliced tomatoes or crunchy bell peppers for flavor and variety.
Fruit and nut bars, protein bars and cookies like Sunflower Cherry Oatmeal Bars opens in a new tab, Apple Date Bars opens in a new tab, Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies opens in a new tab, Gingersnap Cookies opens in a new tab and Pumpkin Pecan Cookies opens in a new tab
Cheese or nut butter sandwiches that don’t require refrigeration
Given so many security rules and regulations, it’s always a good idea to visit the TSA website opens in a new tab before you pack your snack. Also, a bottle of cold water purchased once you’ve cleared security can help keep food cold.
Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, remember to pack napkins and 365 Everyday Value® Hand Sanitizer Gel.
What foods do you pack when traveling by car or plane? Share packing tricks or special ideas in the comments section below.