There’s nothing wrong with being prepared. Bringing your own food or snacks makes you spend less on the food that you would eat later on. It is also more convenient to just dig into your bag and get an apple rather than spend the next hour walking around town looking for a fruits stand or something.
So what ARE the snacks that you should be bringing for yourself?
Well, if you’re looking for some healthy options, then pack these into your snack bag:
- Firm fruits (like a whole apple)
- Protein bars
- Some dried fruit
- Fruits squeezes
- Trail mix
- Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
- Rice cakes
- Popcorn and popcorn chips
Of course there are also other kinds of snacks that you can bring with you. Although you may need to remember that they need to be preserved properly do they don’t do anything funny while they’re in your bag. I’m talking about the cold travel snacks that need to be packed properly in containers.
- Homemade salad
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh cut vegetables
- Fresh fruits (grapes, cut melons or berries)
- Grilled turkey or chicken
- Ham roll or turkey roll with cheese
- Cheese sticks
A little tip that businesstravelllife emphasized, there are other snacks that you SHOULDN’T pack or bring with you actually. They are the types of food that smell and would really mess up your travel experiences in general. Avoid from bringing these at all costs.
- Egg salad
- Hard boiled eggs
- Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage
- Fermented food like kimchee or sauerkraut
- Cheese that are particularly smelly (silton and limburger)
You could even treat these as meals throughout the day, just in case you get stuck in the plane. Like for breakfast, you could eat the Greek yogurt along with the cereal. Before lunch, eat your peanuts and grapes. For lunch, you can eat the sandwiches that you have, the protein bar and your apple (or any of the firm fruits that you packed with you). For an afternoon snack, your freshly cut vegetables, hummus and maybe some of the berries you packed should be enough to keep you sated until dinner time. You can have the salad that’s mixed with chopped vegetables and some grilled chicken for dinner.
And if that isn’t enough to keep you satiated for the next few hours after dinner (been there, man), you can always munch on some of the snacks you have left. It’s not a bad idea to pack a lot too, especially if you’re the type to get hungry every few hours. Trust me when I say I’m exactly that type of person because my brain activity is always on high-speed from overthinking all the time, not to mention the chores that I do tend to deplete my energy.