1. Granola Clusters
Light, crunchy, will-keep-forever snacks like this gluten free Nutty Maple Mix are the perfect for global apocalypses and/or plane travel. Get the recipe at With Style and Grace.
2. Roasted Chickpeas
The only thing a chickpea likes better than being roasted with salt and olive oil and spices until it’s crispy is coming along with you on an exciting vacation. Let your legumes live a little! Get a basic roasting recipe at Cheap Recipe Blog.
3. No-Bake Prune, Walnut & Coconut Bars
These are a nicely desserty but good-for-you and dead easy to make: Smoosh everything in the food processor, press into pan, chill, and slice. Get the recipe at Betacyanin.
They come pre-packaged in their own little travel outfits, and are way easier than oranges to peel. Also good for playing catch when you get bored.
5. Avocados + Bread
Avocados are easy to carry around, delicious, and soft enough to spread with whatever flimsy kind of knife/credit card/other weird utensil you can (legally) find on a plane. Very nice on a couple slices of dense rye bread; I’m a big fan of this magical kind that never goes stale.
6. DIY Trail Mix
Trail mix you make at home is always going to be better than the little baggies you can buy at Hudson News, because what you put in it is your business and nobody else’s. Like, maybe your personal definition of trail mix just happens to be 50% pretzels and 50% chocolate chips.
7. DIY Beef Jerky
Pretty sure that jerky fueled the expansion of the American West and also the moon landing and every other important journey ever made. When you make your own, it’s actually healthy (lots of protein, not much fat). Get a recipe at Clean Eating.
8. No-Bake Energy Bites
Nothing makes a long trip shorter like adorable little roly-poly snacks made of oatmeal, coconut, and peanut butter. Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
9. Carrots & Radishes
These are ideal for traveling because they’re sturdy and good for munching on raw. Just don’t forget to wash them first; nobody likes a gritty radish!
10. Kale Chips
EAT MORE KALE, guys. Get a recipe for making your own crispy chips at Smitten Kitchen.
11. Cheese & Crackers
Pack healthy/grainy crackers (you can get a recipe for these Flaxseed & Onion Crackers at Whole Living) with some pieces of hard cheese that will be happy at room temp: cheddar, manchego, gouda, etc. Yeah, Ritz with Kraft Singles doesn’t count.
12. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Pack a few eggs in a tupperware container and peel them whenever you get hungry. You can snag little pepper and salt packets from an airport restaurant. Bonus points for drawing cute faces.
Then Put Everything In A Travel Snacks Kit!
So the above items aren’t all healthy. But the idea is great: Turn a tackle/craft box into your own personal wonderland of snacks. This is so thrilling you should probably just make one and carry it around with you at all times.