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Healthy Car Snacks for Commuters

 

By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

Looking for ideas for healthy car snacks for adults? These healthy non-perishable snacks (plus a few healthy perishable snacks!) make the tastiest healthy snacks for commuters.

  

Do you snack in the car? I mean, who doesn't? These car-friendly snacks will help make your commute that much easier. They're also great for a healthy road trip. Go ahead and grab a few of these road snacks for your next long ride.

 

Whether you're running errands or driving to catch a flight, there's no reason to choose a less-than-nutritious, last-minute snack. I hope you put these recommendations for fueling up while you're away from home to good use!

 

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When I was younger, my friends played a "what's in Amy's purse?" game. They'd laugh because there might be a spoon in there, and there would always be at least one or two snack choices.

 

And a bottle of water and...you get the picture. I never like to be in a situation in which I'm forced to eat something that's less than nutritious, so I always have my just-in-case purse snacks on hand.

 

Wondering what to eat while commuting? Try these snacks that are perfect for the daily commuter. Head to the grocery store to load up your cart now!

 

Gearing up for another busy season? When my schedule is packed, I like to meal prep energy bites or buy healthy, grab-and-go snacks from the supermarket. My plan is to always be prepared when hunger strikes.

 

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Try These Travel Snacks for Adults

  

Away from home and feeling hangry but want weight-loss-friendly packaged snacks that are also easy to transport? 

 

Even if you're bringing a cooler, I'd suggest foods like dried fruit that won't melt. I mean, dark chocolate chips are delicious but they don't make a great car snack. Instead, opt for foods like protein-packed healthy fats such as nut butter.

 

For starters, here's a list of some of my fave healthy car-friendly snacks. Many of these are single serving, which is super helpful for long car rides.

Want even more ideas? See my picks for healthy packaged snacks in this ClassPass.com article. (I also love chocolate almond butter!) And I share even more ideas in this Yahoo.com post to eat when you're out and about. Be sure to pack one (or two) in your bag!

  

When shopping without this list, make sure you know which food additives to avoid. You can also pack up hanger kit ahead of time to prevent getting hungry and angry.

 

In another country? Your best bet for a healthy snack is often picking up fruit at a bodega, which I included in my list of the best places to eat in Florence.

 

These car snacks are great for road trips and travel for kids and for adults. Add these easy healthy snacks to your commute so that you have weight loss snacks at the ready. #snack #roadtripsnack #healthysnack #carfood #commuter #roadtrip #weightloss

Homemade Snacks to Pack and Go

 

Want to bring something from home? It’s that time of year when so many amazing fresh fruits and vegetables are in season! Fruits and vegetables offer filling fiber, and fruit and most veggies are incredibly low calorie.

 

Here are a few of my favorite recent finds. Pack these up, and you won't have to stop at the gas station or a rest stop for snacks!

 

1. Mango with Chili Powder

I first tried this combo from a street food vendor in New York City. It is so delicious.

2. Roasted Vegetables

Think roasted veggies are just for meals? They make a great snack, too. 

3. Crudité with Guacamole

I’m really loving sliced radishes and cucumbers right now, but you can pair any combo of veggies with guacamole for a veggie-filled snack. 

4. Grilled Fruit Kebobs

Heating fruit brings out its natural sweetness. 

5. Frozen Banana Slices

 

This is one of my favorite treats when I want a dessert sans added sugar. I simply peel the banana, slice it, and freeze it in a zip-top bag.

 

This blog post was updated in June 2020. A version of this content originally appeared on WeightWatchers.com.

 

These car snacks are great for road trips and travel for kids and for adults. Add these easy healthy snacks to your commute so that you have weight loss snacks at the ready. #snack #roadtripsnack #healthysnack #carfood #commuter #roadtrip #weightloss

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What are your favorite snacks to eat in the car and your top healthy commuter-friendly snacks? What are your most-loved road trip snacks?

 

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