Vacation snacks don’t have to ruin your diet. Vacation time doesn’t have to be a time that you gain weight, either. Have a look at these healthy snacks that are satisfying, good for you, and full of energy-supplying nutrients so you can enjoy vacation instead of starving or messing up your diet.
Take an hour or two before you leave to prepare these snacks, and you can avoid caving for high-calorie energy zapping foods while enjoying your time away from home.
This snack has all the protein you need and only requires oil and seasonings to get a satisfying crispy snack. Roasting chickpeas takes only 30 minutes versus paying 4 times as much money to buy them already roasted. A quarter cup of chickpeas roasted in olive oil is only 100 calories and provides 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.
5 Ingredient KIND Nut Bars
I have to say that these are “amazing”! These bars are only 106 calories each, have no refined sugar, and are yummy and hunger satisfying. You’re going to love them!
This recipe calls for brown rice crisps. You can order them by clicking on the photo below if you can’t find them at your grocery store. They are only $3.99, and they’re organic too.
The Beaming Baker has other wonderful healthy snack recipes that are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. Try her No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Bites.
The Beaming Baker’s Banana Breakfast Bars are perfect for road trips that require no stop breakfast on the road. Get to your destination without all the time-consuming stops.
Crispy Veggie Chips
The Big Man’s World makes baking this snack simple. The veggie chips only take 30 minutes in the oven and can be created with or without olive oil (or oil of choice). However, he recommends using a light amount of oil for the best flavor. At 77 calories a serving these veggie chips make an excellent healthy snack, and they’re so easy to make.
Roasted Non-Gmo Soybeans are an excellent grab and go snack. These are dry roasted and lightly salted and have 6 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein and are only 100 calories per serving.
Ips Popcorn is non-GMO and has no preservatives or artificial flavors. Each bag has 3 servings, and each serving has 5 grams of protein and only 150 calories. Make some homemade popcorn ahead of vacation time in your air popper and pack in ziplock bags to save some dollars if you have the time.
Fresh Fruits and Veggies
Of course, nothing beats fresh fruit and veggies for a healthy snack. Kids usually love carrot sticks and cauliflower pieces. Try packing small containers of peanut butter to dip apples into or cut up a banana directly on top of peanut butter. These items can keep for a while without being in a cooler, but you should bring a cooler for veggies if it’s going to be longer. Grapes are great by themselves and another no-mess option.
Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies
These cookies are scrumptious and all you need for a chocolate fix. Each large cookie is 170 calories, but it also contains 4,9 grams of protein and 2.8 grams of fiber. Not bad at all for a satisfying dessert.
The Ambitious Kitchen also has excellent recipes for No Bake SuperFood Energy Bars