Healthy Snacks on the Go


With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us have quite a bit of travel ahead and/or overall increased busyness running around from here to there. When you’re on the go, it can be difficult to continue to eat nutrient dense, healthy foods. However, with a little planning (and patience!) you can eat healthy wherever you are with these snacks on the go!

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Check out the video and lists below for ideas on what to pack the next time you're headed out for a trip or it's just a typical Wednesday evening full of errands and events.


If you plan/can pack a cooler, try these “cool” snack combos:

  • Baby carrots with an individual packet of guacamole
  • Berries with plain Greek yogurt
  • Homemade energy bites
  • Natural deli meat (no nitrates/nitrites) wrapped around a cheese stick
  • Sliced veggies and hummus
  • Apple and boiled eggs

If you’d rather not/can’t pack a cooler, try these shelf-stable snack combos:

  • Banana and dehydrated cheese (i.e. Moon Cheese, check it out if you haven’t tried it yet!)
  • Roasted chickpeas or roasted edamame (homemade or store-bought)
  • Whole grain crackers with natural nut butter (no added sugar)
  • Air-popped popcorn with almonds (or other nut/seed of choice)
  • Fruit and nut bar (watch for added sugars!)
  • Dried fruit and clean jerky (minimally processed, no nitrates/nitrites)
  • For suggested brands of some of the above listed snacks and more travel-friendly snack ideas from the store, check out Store-Bought Snacks with Simple Ingredients.

If you have a road trip coming up, check out these additional tips for Eating Healthy on a Road Trip.


What are your favorite on the go snacks?




About Author

Ashley Bailey, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP


Ashley is a Nutritionist at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, Certified Biofeedback Instructor and also has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys crafting, cooking, walking and spending as much time as possible at the beach. Follow @abaileyRD on Twitter.


  1. If I'm on a road trip or unexpectedly long errand run and need a snack, I stop at Sheetz - if you have the willpower to bypass the hot dogs, chips, and candy they have a great selection of cheese, fruit, and healthy carb/healthy protein combos that can keep you satisfied and on track.

    • Ashley Bailey, MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
      Ashley Bailey, MS, RDN, LDN on

      Great tip! Gas stations are doing a much better job of stocking fresh, healthier items. You just have to bypass all the other stuff like you said 🙂

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