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The Best Ever Travel Snacks

Whether you are traveling by plane train or automobile this holiday season one thing is for sure, good for you snacks are a must. I’ve put together a list of the best travel snacks that are healthy, satisfying and a few treats thrown in for fun.

Besides bringing bottled water and paper towels, some other things that are good to have on hand: wet wipes for sticky fingers and surfaces, if traveling by car bring some towels to put over laps to avoid messy spills and have easy clean-up, a waterproof garbage bag or two for tossing the unwanted stuff, skip the soda, we even skip juice and prefer our refillable water bottles.

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  • Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel 1 of 23
    Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel
    Crunchy salty sweet snack that's sure to sastify all. My favorite is from Trader Joes and I keep some with me all the time for a protein and carb pick-me-up.
    Check out the peanut butter pretzels at Real Simple
  • Dried Apple Rings 2 of 23
    Dried Apple Rings
    Not apple chips, dried apples that are still a bit soft and chewy and keeps kids and adults happy.
    Browse all the dried fruit and nuts over at Dried Fruit Mall
  • Almonds, Plain, Salted or Flavored 3 of 23
    Almonds, Plain, Salted or Flavored
    This is a great nut to have on hand for the crunch factor, the healthy benefits and if they are dropped in the car they are less likely to become a crushed mess.
    Browse all the dried fruit and nuts over at Dried Fruit Mall
  • Banana Chips 4 of 23
    Banana Chips
    Banana chips can get addicting, but be careful and divide into portions prior to leaving so you don't overdo it.
    Browse all the dried fruit and nuts over at Dried Fruit Mall
  • Dried Mango 5 of 23
    Dried Mango
    Dried mango is a great candy alternative. It's super sweet and satisfying.
    Browse all the dried fruit and nuts over at Dried Fruit Mall
  • Snapea Crisps 6 of 23
    Snapea Crisps
    My kids go gaga for these. Careful, they may get a bit greasy and leave crumbs, but quiet children are worth the sacrifice.
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  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels 7 of 23
    Yogurt Covered Pretzels
    Skip the chocolate for a just as delicious treat with yogurt covered pretzels a truly sweet salty snack.
    Order some from the Nut Shop Online
  • Shelled Pistachios 8 of 23
    Shelled Pistachios
    Pistachios are delicious, but their shells can make a huge mess. Problem solved with the shelled version.
    Order some from the Nut Shop Online
  • Wasabi Peas 9 of 23
    Wasabi Peas
    The adult snack unless you have a little one with a taste for the spicy.
    Order some from the Nut Shop Online
  • Beef Jerky 10 of 23
    Beef Jerky
    Perfect protein snack that doesn't need refrigeration, can be shoved anywhere without the worries of crushing and it's delicious!
    Check out the beef jerky selection at Jerky Hut
  • Shelled Edamame 11 of 23
    Shelled Edamame
    Another way to get a would be mess of shells eliminated with buying edamame out of the shell.
    Check out the shelled edamame over at Stephanie Quilao
  • Frosted Mini Wheats 12 of 23
    Frosted Mini Wheats
    Not the healthiest snack, but it's something sweet on whole grains so not the worst either. My kids would certainly enjoy getting this snack on the road.
    A little reading on these Frosted Mini Wheats
  • Trail Mix 13 of 23
    Trail Mix
    Trail mix is a great snack and is so easy to make and personalize, just put all your favorite nuts and dried fruits together. Some yummy add-ins yogurt covered raisins, white chocolate chips, cranberries, and cheerios.
    Look at the variety of trail mix at Berkley Bowl
  • Carrot Sticks 14 of 23
    Carrot Sticks
    Who doesn't love carrot sticks? My mom became so addicted her hands turned orange.
    Look at the beautiful carrots sticks Veggies Go Crunch
  • Cucumber Slices 15 of 23
    Cucumber Slices
    Yummy and crunchy and provides lots of water on those dehydrating flights.
    Cucumber slices for eating or for beauty on Elle
  • Fruit and Veggies Squeezers 16 of 23
    Fruit and Veggies Squeezers
    Little pouches of pureed fruit and veggies that kid can just suck right out without making a huge mess.
    Read all about puree pouches over at Pink Dandy Chatter
  • Grapes 17 of 23
    Grapes
    Regular grapes washed and destemmed, frozen, cold, room stem, or made into pops, they will always please the snacking crowd.
    Look what you can make with grapes over at Make and Takes
  • Clif Kid ZBar 18 of 23
    Clif Kid ZBar
    It's got whole grains and fruit and none of the icky stuff like high fructose corn syrup.
    Read about the good for your kids bar at Clif Bar
  • Babybel Cheese 19 of 23
    Babybel Cheese
    It's like a little gift all wrapped up and when opened it's a special cheese treat.
    See these cute cheeses in action on Goodies First
  • Raw Snap Peas 20 of 23
    Raw Snap Peas
    Snap peas are crunchy and sweet and hard to stop once you start eating.
    A tasty recipe for snap peas can be found at Small Group Fit Club
  • M & M’s 21 of 23
    M & M's
    Because you all deserve a sweet treat and these 'melt in your mouth, not in your hand'.
    Check out the life story of M & M's Wikepedia
  • Spinach and Cheese Tortellini 22 of 23
    Spinach and Cheese Tortellini
    This may be the perfect take along snack, it's got veggies, cheese, pasta and you can put it on your finger like a ring.
    See my vision of the perfect travel snack on Friends Eat
  • Apple Slices 23 of 23
    Apple Slices
    Just squeeze a bit of lemon to keep from browning.
    Learn how to keep apple slices from browning at Ehow

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