Travel Food To Pack Before You Go

It’s officially the start of the summer travel season, so I thought it would be appropriate to share the list of my favorite travel food, including the food I recently took with me on my trip to Asia.

A lot of the items below you can find at Healthy Home Market, Earth Fare and/or Whole Foods. I’ve provided links to where you can find these items on the internet too, which is my preferred method to buy things so I am not always hunting around for the items I love at multiple stores.

Please note – this list assumes I won’t have a kitchen while traveling and won’t be cooking. If I were going to stay somewhere with a kitchen, this list would include more cooking essentials and I definitely wouldn’t be using so many ziplocs!

Travel Food To Pack Before You Go

Non-Perishable Goods:

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  • Suzie’s Thin Crisps - This is my travel cracker of choice – doesn’t crumble and has a nice crunch. They are made of easily digestible spelt flour and flax seed.
  • Navitas Naturals Power Snack - Amazing superfoods snack that I highly recommend with no refined or added sugars. All the flavors are delicious, especially the Cacao Goji. I took these on my scuba diving trip every day because they wouldn’t melt and were perfect for instant energy.
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  • Q’ia Superfood Cereal – Superfood made easy. Delicious bites of buckwheat groats, chia seeds and hemp seeds mixed with almonds and cranberries. SO YUMMY.
  • Quick Oats - I made pre-made ziploc packs of organic oatmeal (a mixture of rolled oats and quick oats) and ate them almost every morning in Borneo. It’s the perfect breakfast when your options are limited.
  • Cinnamon – For the oatmeal.
  • Dates - I love snacking on dates, but these are also one of the ingredients I have to use in my oatmeal. I add one chopped date to oatmeal before I add hot water. The date slowly dissolves into the oats, naturally sweetening it, once the water is added. I prefer this method of sweetener over other liquid or crystal versions, because dates have antioxidants and fiber.
  • Prunes - I know I’m not 70 years old, but I love prunes. They are chewy, sweet, fill you up and keep you regular on vacation (I know a lot of people who mention this problem all the time!)
  • Figs - My candy of choice. I could eat one stuffed with a walnut every single day!
  • Raw Walnuts - For figs, other homemade packs of trail mix, and to top off oatmeal.
  • Himalayan Raisins - Toppings for oatmeal (my husband loves these) and for trail mix.
  • Raw Almonds - For snacking or for trail mix.
  • Goji Berries - For trail mix or just to eat by the handful. I seriously have a goji problem!
  • Golden Berries - Just to eat….these are nature’s little sour patch kid, aren’t loaded with sugar and have 5 grams of fiber per ounce.
  • Numi Teas – Assorted Variety - My favorite teas at the moment and I always take my own organic tea wherever I go. (You know this, if you’ve ever dined with me before!)
  • Yogi Teas – Assorted Variety - I love the decaf green and ginger versions.
  • Cranberry Tea - Reducing water retention is always easy by drinking this tea – especially after consuming over salted food while traveling.
  • Seintenbacher Alligator Gummies - My junk gummy candy of choice. It’s Non-GMO, Vegan and I LOVE Alligators.
  • MacroBar - My husband’s favorite bar at the moment, try the Granola with Coconut.
  • Mary’s Gone Sticks & Twigs - Pure addiction. I’d rather eats these than any other salty chip on the market.
  • Brad’s Raw Chips – One of the best “good for you” chips on the market. Raw and all whole foods – no gluten, sugar or added chemicals.
  • Sprouted Wheat Pretzels - The only organic pretzel on the market made with the ingredients sprouted wheat and good for you olive oil.
  • Go Raw – Coconut Cookies - Crunchy cookies that don’t crumble and contain no added or refined sugars.
  • Kur Delights – Little individually wrapped delicious bites of goodness! (get 10% with code: FOODBABE)
  • Go Raw – Carrot Cookies - My favorite flavor of Go Raw.
  • Eden Farms – All Mixed Up Trail Mixes and Nuts - Small packets that easily go in carry on bags.

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  • Alter Eco Chocolate  - The best chocolate on the market. I love the mint and the quinoa varieties.
  • Panda Licorice - Chewy just like a twizzler, but sweetened with molasses.
  • 2 Mom’s in the Raw Nut Bars – My favorite “treat” bars on the market.
  • Seasalt – For topping an impromtu avocado and tomato salad.
  • Cayenne Pepper - For Habit # 1
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Less Perishable Goods:

  • Lemons – For Habit #1, and to squeeze on avocado, tomato salad.
  • Avocados – I took 3 with me on our hike to Mt. Fuji. I love eating one with a sprinkle of sea salt and a slice of tomato.
  • Tomatoes – For the avocados.
  • Oranges – Juicy fruits are great hydrators for long plane trips.
  • Apples – Because they pack well.
  • Bananas – To combine with almond butter.
  • Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water – I keep mine cold by filling up a zip lock with ice after security.
  • Ezekiel Sprouted Bread & Tortillas – If I take these, I will pack a cooler to keep them fresh until I arrive at my destination.
  • Manna Bread – Delicious hearty bread. The banana walnut is my favorite.
  • Pre-cut veggies – carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini, squash, peapods, etc. – Because I love veggies and I sometimes get bored on the plane and need to munch.

READER FEEDBACK: What are your favorite travel snacks? I’m always looking for new ideas! If you know someone who is traveling soon or needs real food travel snack ideas, please share this post with them.

Safe Travels,

Food Babe

P.S. Remember these pictures? This stash lasted us the entire 3 weeks we were in Asia and we ate almost everything. Talk about good planning.

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76 Responses to “Travel Food To Pack Before You Go”

  1. Heather

    I love this site and all of these travel tips! My husband has a trip coming up tomorrow and I came here to make a shopping list for his 3 leg journey. Seoul to Tokyo, Tokyo to Houston and finally Houston to San Antonio. I just had a question about the Theo bars I see in your picture. I am a HUGE fan of Theo chocolate and I wish more people had access to these amazing chocolate bars. Did you visit Seattle for them and how did you find out about them? Would you be able to make a list of all the chocolate bars worth consuming, ones without soy lecthin? For now Theo is the only one I will eat!

    Thanks!

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