Our Favorite Snacks for Healthy Holiday Travel

By Kate | Last Updated: January 5, 2017

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The holidays aren’t complete without long road trips to grandma’s house, or plane rides home to family you don’t see nearly enough. When you have diet restrictions, like being vegetarian or vegan, it makes it even more difficult to find delicious snacks when traveling. On top of that, if you’re trying to be healthy while traveling, you’ve limited your options at the gas station or terminal even further. Be prepared this holiday season by stocking up on some of our favorite (and healthy) vegetarian and vegan snacks!

Barnana Organic Dark Chocolate Chewy Banana Bites

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Dubbed “the super potassium snack,” Barnana’s chewy banana bites are full of this important nutrient, which supports the function of muscles and nerves, and aids in the prevention of high blood pressure. This snack is perfect for when you’re cramped up in the car or plane and need to give your body a healthy boost. This dairy-free, gluten-free, and preservative-free snack is excellent for curing those sugar cravings too! Our favorite? Dark chocolate, especially during the holiday season because it’s so much richer in flavor.

Boomchickapop Salted Caramel Popcorn

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You can purchase these adorable snack-sized Boomchikapop bags that are fun for both kids and adults. On the plus side, the popcorn is preservative-free, cholesterol-free, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Could delicious popcorn get any better than this? The salted caramel flavor is perfect for holiday travel to get you in the holiday spirit. It’s freshly popped and lightly caramelized with just a pinch of artisan sea salt.

Ellie Finn’s Go Snacks

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When traveling it’s hard to ensure you’ll get the proper amount of veggies your body needs. Stress no more, as Ellie Finn’s Go Snacks are the perfect solution. Each package contains 1/2 a cup of organic veggies, which amounts to 20% of an adult’s daily veggies, and 50% of a child’s daily veggies. For the holiday season, we love the strawberry and pomegranate flavor. These all-natural, raw snacks are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, peanut-free, and paleo.

Sacha Inchi by Imlak’esh Organics

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If you’re looking for a high-protein, omega-rich vegan snack, look no further. Sacha Inchi has an unmatched combination of 30% protein and extremely high levels of powerful omega 3 oils. In fact, it is the best vegan source of this essential fatty acid on the whole planet! Even better? Sacha Inchi is gluten-free, rainforest friendly, and ethically sourced.

Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Kettle Chips

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Yes, in theory chips are not a “healthy” snack, but Earth Balance has actually made a healthy vegan line of kettle chips. The vegan cheddar chips are even more irresistible than plain old cheddar chips—trust us, you’ll eat the whole big in one sitting. Everyone knows chips are the ultimate boredom-curing road trip snack. They’re crunchy, salty, and savory. Luckily, Earth Balance’s vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free cheddar kettle chips take the guilt out of the chip.


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