Healthy Travel Foods

healthy travel food

Anyone else feel like they’re about to board the struggle bus when you make plans to travel?! Not sure how to stay on track with your health and fitness goals without the ability to carry around your meal prep? Rest assured – there are plenty of healthy travel foods that are quick, easy and airport friendly!

“How can I go on vacation, travel for work or go away for the weekend without feeling like I’m completely unprepared?”
“How am I supposed to be able to make healthy, smart choices if I can’t meal prep and bring all my food with me?”

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite protein packed and convenient travel friendly foods that will help alleviate some of the stress you may have about not having complete access to healthy meals. These are all things you can pack in your suitcase, take with you on a plane and have with you just about everywhere you go! I hope this helps!


tuna packet ranch flavor healthy travel foods

 Starkist tuna packets (Ranch is my favorite flavor!)

Cal : 80 | F: 2g | C: 1.5g | P: 14g

brown rice thin stackers lungberg brand





These are a perfect crunchy cracker to have with the tuna packets!

Serving size: 4 cakes Cal: 100 | F: 1g | C:23g | 2g


maple and brown sugar oatmeal 100 calories better oats brand healthy travel foodsBetter Oats Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal. *Tip* Be VERY careful with buying flavored oatmal. 90% of the instant packets are packed full of added sugar. I found this same exact brand, same flavor except it had 13g of sugar, verses 1g on this one! Crazy!

Cal: 100 | F:2g | C: 18g (S:1g) | P: 3g

Ready to Serve microwavable brown rice Instant brown rice, weird I know. I don’t imagine you having this by itself, or maybe you do, I don’t know your life….But – these come in individual, portion-sized bowls that fully cook in 60 seconds!

Cal: 240 | F: 3.5g | C: 46g | P:4g

Perky Jerky original turkey jerky healthy travel foodsI LOVE beef jerky – turkey jerky is great too. It is going to be pretty high in sodium, but it is packed with protein to help keep you full. Just make sure you drink LOTS of water!

Serving size: 1 oz. Cal: 80 | F: 0.5g | C: 8g (S:7g) | P: 10g

Pure Protein bars and Think Thin protein bars healthy travel foodsThese are two of my favorite protein bars! Finding a good protein bar that doesn’t have a ton of sugar, made with a bunch of crap and still taste good can be hard to find, but these are pretty dang good! My favorite flavors are Chocolate Peanut Caramal (Pure Protein brand) and Peanut Butter (Think Thin)

Pure Protein – Cal: 190 | F: 6g | C: 17g (S:2g) | P: 20g

Think Thin – Cal: 230 | F: 8g | C: 24g (S:0g) | P: 20g

white cheddar rice cakes low fat healthy travel foodsRice cakes are an awesome low calorie, low-carb snack that you can enjoy plain, or even with some yummy peanut/almond butter!

Serving size: 1 cake Cal: 45 | F: 0.5g | C: 9g | P:1g

Justins classic peanut butter travel size healthy travel foodsThese are SO good! 1 packet is typically a regular 2 TBSP. serving of peanut/almond butter so it’s the perfect serving size! Travel friendly, too 🙂

Cal: 190 | F: 16g | C: 7g | P: 8g


Some other ideas:

  • Quest Nutrition Protein Chips
  • Travel Size pickle chips
  • Protein powder (my favorite is chocolate e’clair by NLA for her)
  • Flapjacked Mighty muffins
  • Unsalted almonds/nuts

If you have a meal prep bag, like my iso-bag:

  • Oikos Triple Zero yogurt
  • Pre-peeled hard-boiled eggs (you can find these at Costco)
  • Low fat string cheese

Have any other healthy snack ideas? Share them below!

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