Macro Friendly and Portable Snacks for Traveling

I spent most of yesterday strategizing with my clients on how they will navigate the Thanksgiving holiday without blowing their progress.  Many of the questions I received were wondering what to eat while they're on the road or in airports.  It is so easy to get off track as soon as you get in the car for Thanksgiving travel!  Thankfully, there are several options to keep you consistent and energized while traveling!

Today I want to share with you my top macro friendly and portable snacks.  These are my staples and help me avoid temptation of grabbing not so great choices.  I've also included links so you can find these items too!

  • Protein bars, my personal fave is the Think Thin Lemon Delight.  Many people like Quest bars as well.  Both brands are found at most grocery and convenience stores.  These are perfect for when my sweet tooth cravings hit!

  • Individual almond packs.  I love these Wasabi Soy ones by Blue Diamond! Share a bag though as these calories add up fast while snacking.

  • Beef Jerky.  The Krave brand has awesome flavors!  Right now, I'm digging the garlic chili pepper one.  Jerky is a great way to get your protein in while on the go.

  • Individual oatmeal packs.  Remember to pick the plain oats to avoid excess sugar.  I typically throw a couple of these in my purse or carry-on along with an empty shaker cup.  Once I get to the airport or on the flight, I'll mix it with water, then to make it sweet I'll add a scoop of whey protein and a small banana.  This typically is around 230-300 calories so this would count as a "small meal" for me.  But it keeps me full for hours!

  • Individual whey protein packs.  I am so excited that single servings of whey protein is becoming more and more common on store shelves!  My favorite right now is the Quest brand packs like Vanilla Shake and Strawberry Creme. These can be drank alone or like in the above example, used to flavor your oatmeal.  So tasty!

  • Water.  I know this should go without saying but seriously.  Drink plenty of water while traveling.  Staying hydrated ensures you flush out any excess salt and helps reduce bloating.  No one wants to arrive to their destination feeling squishy from all the water retention so drink up lol!

I hope this was helpful!  If you want to learn more about how to prevent holiday weight gain using IIFYM, grab your copy of my FREE Holiday IIFYM guide here.  It’s packed with practical tips to stay on track with macros while navigating restaurants, home cooked meals, and even cocktail parties!

Talk to you soon,

Sarah