Top 10 Healthy Travel Snacks

I need something a little more exciting than carrot sticks and sugar snap peas to keep me away from Cinnabon at the airport, Arby’s Curly Fries en route to Vegas, or… heaven forbid… the mini bar in the hotel room!

Since I now travel with a toddler, these are all kid-friendly too.

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Pack small paper cups or containers and measure out a reasonable portion before digging in, because once you open the bag and start grazing there’s no stopping!

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Corazonas Oatmeal Squares

Chewy squares of whole-grain, oaty goodness, with 6g of protein to keep you feeling satisfied.

They’re great to keep in the car because they don’t melt.

Corazonas Peanut Butter Oatmeal Square

My favorite is the Peanut Butter

Nutritional info for 1 Peanut Butter Oatmeal square (50g)

  • Calories 190
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 27g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 6g

5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for 1 square

Where to buy them

Ralph’s, Whole Foods, Gelsons, Costco (Blueberry & Chocolate Chip)

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Chip’ins by Popcorn Indiana – Gluten Free

Hands down the best and “worthiest” crunchy, chip-fix around, with the whole-grain goodness and taste of popcorn.

White Cheddar Chipins by Popcorn Indiana

Love the White Cheddar and Sea Salt!

Nutritional info for 28g, White Cheddar

  • Calories 130
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 2g

3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for 18 chips (28g)

Where to buy them

Walmart and Gelsons used to carry them, but sadly I haven’t been able to find them for a while—until I recently spotted them at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Happy girl! 🙂

If you can’t find Chip’ins, the now ubiquitous Popcorners are a pretty good substitute.

Popcorn Indiana’s Parmesan & Herb Fit Popcorn is a great choice too.

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Somersaults – Nut Free

Whole grain snacks, with sunflower seeds and toasted grains giving a delicious crunch.

Same amount of protein as almonds, but with half the fat and fewer calories.

 Somersaults

If you can find them, the Salt & Pepper and Cinnamon Crunch are also delish!

Nutritional info for 15 crunchy nuggets (30g)

  • Calories 150
  • Fat 8g
  • Carbs 12g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 7g

4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for 30g

Where to buy them

Ralphs, Gelsons, Albertsons, Safeway

Coming soon to Costco!

Click here for their Store Locator >>

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Rocks n’ Rolls French Munching Cookies

Low fat, low sugar cookie fix!

Rocks n Rolls

My favs are Cinnamon (only available at Whole Foods).

I also love the Lemon Vanilla (Whole Foods) and Almond (Gelsons).

Nutritional info for 30g Almond Rocks n’ Rolls – Vegan

  • Calories 108
  • Fat 3g
  • Carbs 18g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 2g

3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for 30 grams

Warning!!

After typing this list all day, I decided to weigh the rocks n’ rolls in my Costco 9-oz paper cup—that I usually fill with my snack of choice—and it was 90 grams! (= three servings) In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll admit that not only did I plow through the whole cup, but still went in for more!

Not the best eating day.

So, be forewarned—these can be very “more-ish.” Purchase at your own risk!

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That’s It Fruit Snack Bars – Gluten Free

Only two ingredients. That’s it. No preservatives. No sugar. No nothing!

I keep a That’s It Bar and a Trader Joe’s Boysenberry Fruit Bar (1 WW PP) in my car for when hunger strikes!

That's It Bars at Gelsons

My favs are Apple Apricot and Apple Pear

 Nutritional Info per bar

  • calories 100
  • fat 0g
  • carbs 27g
  • fiber 3g
  • protein 1g

3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values per bar

Where to buy them

Gelsons (dried fruit section), Whole Foods

Click here to purchase from thatsitfruit.com or for their store locator >>

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Luna Fiber Bars

Delicious, soft-baked fruit filled bar, with 7g of fiber to keep you feeling satisfied for longer.

This is my go-to bar when I’m on the go (mall, car, etc.) and can’t get to fresh food—which is always my first preference.

Luna Fiber Bar

My fav is Peanut Butter Strawberry, but it also comes in Vanilla Blueberry and Chocolate Raspberry

Nutritional info for one Peanut Butter Strawberry bar

  • Calories 120
  • Fat 4g
  • Carb 24g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Protein 2g

Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per bar

Where to buy them

Ralph’s/Kroger, Target (box of 6), Whole Foods

Click here for their Store Locator >>

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Trader Joe’s Turkey Jerky, original

High Protein, low fat snack.

Nice and soft on the teeth, and not too sweet, with a lovely smokey flavor.

Turkey Jerky

Keep a bag in the car and in the hotel room for an instant protein fix!

Nutritional info for 1-oz

  • Calories 60
  • Fat 0
  • Carb 6
  • Fiber 0
  • Protein 11

Only 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for 1-oz (28g)

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Weight Watchers Harvest Grains Cracker Chips – Gluten Free

Delicious, baked crackers made from brown rice, quinoa and amaranth, with flax seeds and sesame seeds.

Already in perfectly portioned, sealed bags. I always have one in my car for emergencies.

Harvest Grains Cracker Chips

3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values per bag

 

Where to buy them

You don’t have to be a Weight Watchers member to purchase their products—just pop into the nearest Weight Watchers Center and buy a box!

8/7/13 Good News! Costco is selling Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers (brown rice, sesame and flax seeds, quinoa, amaranth, tamari) by Food Should Taste Good that taste exactly like these Harvest Grains Cracker Chips. Sooo good! 4 WW PP per serving.

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Simply 7 Lentil Chips, Creamy Dill – Gluten Free

Lower in fat than regular potato chips, with a lovely crunch and no onion-y aftertaste.

Simply 7 Lentil Chips

Nutritional info for 1 oz (28g)

  • Calories 130
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 18g
  • Fiber less than 1g
  • Protein 3g

4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for 1 oz

Where to buy them

Gelson’s Market, Vons

Click here for their Store Locator >>

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Trader Joe’s Apple Carrot Crushers or GoGo Squeez

Fresh fruit is more satisfying than squeezable fruit—which doesn’t have as much fiber—but it’s a great way of getting fruit or veggies in when you’re traveling.

Apple Carrot Crushers

Call me crazy but I prefer the Apple Carrot to plain Applesauce because I feel like we’re getting some veggies in too!

Nutritional info for 1 Apple Carrot Crusher

  • Calories 60
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 0g

1 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value for one pouch

Travel Snacks

What are your favorite healthy travel snacks?

Click here for my Trader Joe’s Shopping List (with Weight Watchers Power Foods and Points Plus values)

Author: Orna

Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there!

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