For two people who like to eat as often as we do, snacks are kind of important. And when we’re traveling, being prepared with kickass snacks is just about as vital as the oxygen we’re breathing…lest one (or God forbid – BOTH) of us slip into that dreaded “hangry” mood and destroy hours of our day with our grumpiness. Come on, we’ve all been there, right?!
We like to make things easy on ourselves when traveling, so we generally follow what we like to call the “preschool snack” theme: We opt for simple, (mostly) healthy choices that are easy to eat ANYWHERE and don’t necessarily require utensils but really fill us up (because remember…hanger).
So, what’s inside our travel snack pack?
Here’s the VERY basic run-down (see the FULL episode below):
- Rice cakes (or crackers, pretzels, etc.) – These can be found almost everywhere and are generally very cheap. Plus, they can be smothered in hummus for a savory snack but also spread with peanut butter and cinnamon for a sweet treat.
- Peanut butter and/or hummus (or any type of sweet/savory spreads!) – Rice cakes are SO much better when slathered in a delicious spread. It’s also the only way you’ll get me to eat raw veggies, so this is vital for us (lol).
- Apples and/or cut veggies – What’s more preschool than apples and peanut butter? And veggies and hummus is always a must!
- Soya or Almond Chocolate Milk boxes ( or juiceboxes) – We drink a lot of water when traveling to stay hydrated, but it’s always fun to have a little treat in your pack as well. We got hooked on the Soya chocolate milk boxes in Oslo and have been seeking them out everywhere we’ve visited since. They’re super easy to throw in your pack and grab when you sit down for a snack and – let’s face it – loads of fun to drink. There’s just something about drinking out of that tiny straw that makes me feel like a kid again, and that’s EXACTLY how I want to feel when traveling – like a kid running around, exploring and having a blast in the midst of all the new sights we’re experiencing. You could also be a grown-up and get a bottle of iced tea I suppose, but where’s the fun in that? 😉