Healthy Fast Food and Snacks for Travel

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Anna Urbańska

Are you going on a journey by car, train, or plane? It’s time to prepare and pack some handy, nutritious and healthy food! Here are some suggestions of perfect travel snacks so you can stay clear of fast food restaurants and you don’t get overcharged for mediocre food in airports and train stations.

What should ideal travel snacks be like?

The perfect snacks and meals to take on a journey have a few things in common. Here’s what you should look for when choosing your foods and packing your travel bag.

  • The snacks should not be too messy. There’s nothing worse than sandwich dressing leaking though the wrapper and staining your hands, clothes, and everything around you. Your travel snacks should be made in such a way that even a child won’t get dirty.
  • It would be nice if they didn’t have a strong smell. If you are travelling in your own car, your travel companions may be a bit more understanding. But eating a mackerel spread sandwich in a shared train compartment on a hot day may not be welcome by other passengers.
  • They will have to last outside the fridge without deteriorating. Most products, even the fresh ones, can sit up to 2 hours outside the fridge without the risk of spoilage. A longer journey, however, requires more careful menu choices, using a cooler bag or a coolbox. Better safe than sorry – accidental food poisoning will compromise your trip and ruin your holiday.

Once you have chosen your snacks for the journey, consider the practicalities. Wrap the snacks in convenient aluminium foil, reusable wax wraps, or put them in zip-lock bags. Keep them in a cooler bag to preserve their nice texture. You can also invest in special lunchboxes with cooling packs. You will also definitely need napkins or paper towel.