Snack Ideas to Combat Junk Food Cravings While Traveling

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Traveling on the road can make it difficult to stay on track with your goals. Any time we go on vacation, it’s like an instant permission to purchase cinnamon bears at the gas station, fill up on Starbucks coffee and eat everything that you’ve been thinking about since the last trip. But, with a little pre planning and some tips on how to travel with protein powder, you can help the vacation weight gain stay at a minimum.

Snack Ideas to Combat the Junk Food Cravings While Traveling

We are currently traveling to Colorado and endured a ten hour drive yesterday. Driving that long with two little kids can be brutal! A stressed momma makes those junk food temptations a little more harder to resist.. unless you prepare.

Here’s what I did!

Snack Ideas to Combat the Junk Food Cravings While Traveling

Pack High Protein Snacks that Travel Well

Protein is hard to get in while you are traveling and it’s the most important macro nutrient. Protein is going to give you the energy needed to tackle the day, it’s going to keep the hunger pains at bay and it’s going to help you stay on track with your goals! The gas stations are full of the fat and carbs.. sometimes protein bars if you are lucky. So packing the protein is a must.

Some of my favorite road trip snacks are:

  • Protein granola.. it’s great for breakfast and as a snack! My family likes to stop for a donut and coffee, a small bowl of granola with a Premier Protein vanilla shake as your milk is delicious! This is what I enjoyed yesterday and it held me over for several hours.
  • Premier Protein ready to go shakes. Just as above ^^.. these are so versatile and come in handy a LOT! The caramel mixes well into your coffee as creamer, drink it to tide you over before lunch and keep some with you during your vacation. I can’t count how many times these shakes have come to my rescue in the last 2 days.

Snack Ideas to Combat the Junk Food Cravings While Traveling

  • Skinny Pop Popcorn! Sometimes you just need to munch while traveling. It’s like a passage right to do this. Skinny Pop is only 100 calories, has a ton of volume and gives you satisfaction during those snack moments.
  • Premier Protein Bars are great too! When my husband is grabbing a candy bar, I grab my protein bar. They are packed with 30g of protein, no artificial sweeteners and they come in delicious flavors.
  • Jerky is amazing and it’s a great protein source. But, jerky is also packed with a ton of sodium. These are great to fill in the gaps. I grabbed these turkey sticks, they had half the sodium as regular jerky and worked really well!

Snack Ideas to Combat the Junk Food Cravings While Traveling

Traveling with Protein Powder

Everyone always wonders how to travel with protein powder. The best way I’ve always traveled with protein powder is with a ziploc baggie. Estimate the number of scoops you will need, throw it in there and don’t forget to bring the scoop!

Premier Protein Powder is allowed in your carry on bag while traveling and it travels well in the car. You can bring a shaker or bring along a mini funnel. The funnel will allow you to easily get protein into a bottle of water without making a mess. It’s a great travel companion!

Whether you are staying in a hotel, at someone’s house or a rental house that you can grocery shop at, these protein options are a great way to help you keep the junk food at bay and help you stick to your goals

Disclosure : This post is part of an ambassadorship with Premier Protein. All thoughts are my own.

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44 thoughts on “Snack Ideas to Combat Junk Food Cravings While Traveling

  • August 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    I like to make homemade trail mix for our road trips as well as have some cut up apples, oranges and granola bars. Reply
  • August 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    Chips...lots of chips. Reply
  • August 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm
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    We like to take beef and turkey jerky for snacks. Reply
  • August 11, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    i love to have fruit and nuts when we travel. they are easy to snack on in the car. Reply
  • August 11, 2017 at 10:17 am
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    My favorite road trip snacks are those that don't leave crumbs! I don't usually allow food in my car but sometimes it's necessary. We ate String Cheese, Jerky and Almonds on our last road trip. Reply
  • August 10, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    We take along fruit and high energy bars Reply
  • August 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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    We like to take protein bars, trail mix, veggies and peanut butter and fruit infused water when we travel. Love the idea of the protein shakes too! Reply
  • August 9, 2017 at 10:56 am
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    I like different flavored granola bars, pretzels and gummies. Reply
  • August 9, 2017 at 9:26 am
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    I like trail mix and cashews Reply
  • August 9, 2017 at 6:02 am
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    Our favorite snack on road trips is homemade chipotle trail mix. Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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    I like nuts - and depending upon the length of the trip, I will try to eat them one at a time so as to distract from the "are we there yet" sceniero Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    I like trail mix for trips Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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    I take trail mix and beef jerky Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    My favorite road trip snacks are sliced apples. Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    I like Beef Jerky for road trips. Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    We love to have trail mix on roadtrips. Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 6:47 am
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    I always take trail mix and pop chips. Reply
  • August 7, 2017 at 6:17 am
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    My favorite road trip snacks are dried mango, beef jerky and nuts. Reply
  • August 1, 2017 at 6:07 am
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    Oh this is good! Sometimes we take LOOOOONG road trips, and we snack a LOT! I like the ideas of eating healthier snacks that will keep you eating more! Reply
  • August 1, 2017 at 2:00 am
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    Skinny Pop is the best snack food ever! I like to choose that as a snack when I have the munchies. I like the premier protein drinks for travelling also. Being hungry on the road is not very fun so they are a great solution. Reply
  • August 1, 2017 at 12:31 am
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    these all look like great snacks! I'm always hungry when we travel so these would come in handy. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 10:04 pm
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    Traveling makes it so hard to stay on track! I love taking along popcorn and granola bars! They really help! Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 9:59 pm
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    Love the skinny pop corn and the premier shakes! Haven't tried the caramel, that sounds good and I want to try the snack bars! Have a safe trip! Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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    The Premier protein shakes and bars would be really good choices for me. I don't like having to rely on unhealthy snacks on trips! Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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    Great ideas. We always like to bring along jerky when we are traveling. That and cheese curds are two of our favorites. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 7:08 pm
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    I am always looking for ways to get more protein into my diet. These Premier Protein shakes are sure to be a hit in my house. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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    I always want to snack when I am in the car. I try to carry healthy snacks with me to hep resist all the tempting restaurants out there. I would love to try the Premier Protein ready to go shakes. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    I always try to be prepared with some snacks. I will have to pick up some Premier Protein ready to go shakes. They would be perfect for on the go. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    I love all of these ideas. I try to eat healthier snacks as well. The Skinny pop popcorn is one of my favorites too. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 6:02 pm
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    I am always looking for snack ideas that are higher in protein. I find it helps cut back on the extra snacking. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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    These are all great snack ideas for road trips. The protein shakes would be great for me. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    I've been using protein powder shakes twice per day for over a month, since I've been working out. I have found that I'm not craving junk whatsoever! Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    These are some pretty solid ideas. I am terrible about snacking on junk when I travel.! Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 11:43 am
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    It hard to stay on track when you're traveling. I love your snack ideas and will be incorporating some of them in to our last road trip before school starts next week. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 10:40 am
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    I keep all of these on hand whenever we travel. I also keep them in the pantry for on the go snacking and meals when I'm pressed for time. Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    These are great! Making sure you get in plenty of protein and healthy carbs for energy is a great way to combat cravings, and these are all such tasty ways to get what you need! Reply
  • July 31, 2017 at 8:57 am
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    I like these products as I have tried them before. Also graham crackers and marshmallows are good snacks for us. Reply
  • July 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm
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    Granola bars and jerky are our favorite road trip snacks! Reply

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