The Best Healthy Snacks When Traveling

peanut butter 466214755Traveling can expose you to new cultures and ways of life around the world, but it can also expose you to bad eating habits. While traveling, students are often on a budget and schedule- this means that grabbing something quick is a common way of life. This habit is fine, as long as what you are grabbing provides you with the nutrients you need. Here are a few of the best healthy snacks when traveling that you are also very portable when on the go.

  • Apples- Staying hydrated while traveling is important, and sometimes hard to do if you’re on your feet all day for days at a time. Apples help keep you hydrated and are a great source of fiber.
  • Beef Jerky- Packed full of protein and low in fat this is a great snack if you have a long day of walking or hiking ahead of you.
  • Peanut Butter- Also packed full of protein, but vegetarian friendly. Peanut butter can be used for sandwiches, with your fruit or eaten alone. Peanut butter is not only one of the best healthy snacks when traveling, it has multiple uses.
  • Trail Mix- Find a trail mix that includes nuts like almonds, cashews or peanuts and this snack is another great source of protein. A mix that includes dehydrated fruit will also give you necessary vitamins while traveling.
  • Bananas- If you’re traveling to a country that doesn’t have tap water you can drink, a banana is a great travel snack option. Thanks to the potassium in bananas ache muscles will be kept to a minimum if frequently chosen as your snack.
  • Raisins- They are not only portable but full of antioxidants and the mineral boron, which helps promote bone health.
  • Oranges- Like bananas, the peel eliminates the need to rinse this fruit. If you’re limited on space then an orange is a great option that won’t mush under pressure in your bag. Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C- the vitamin that can keep you from catching a virus. Since traveling presents a combination of lack of sleep and exposure to multiple germs it’s especially important to get as much as vitamin C as possible.

Choosing the best healthy snacks when traveling is essential to good health, but so is exercise. You can also find more on how to stay fit and healthy while abroad here.

Posted by Bryanna Davis

Bryanna joined International Student Insurance in 2011 after returning to the United States from teaching English in China. Her interest in international education, sparked initially by her own study abroad experience in Wales, led her to the company. Bryanna is originally from Missouri and is a graduate from the University of Central Missouri.

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