9 Healthy Protein Snacks Ideal for Travel
Protein is notoriously hard to come by when you’re traveling, on-the-go or don’t have access to a refrigerator. For all those occasions when you’re feeling peckish and need a snack to take the edge off your hunger, make the right call and reach for something that’s got a decent serving of protein in it too! Read on for 9 of our favorite portable protein snacks that contain at least 9g of protein, taste great & are packed full of nutritious ingredients that keep your body feeling full and fueled!
As most of you know, Jason and I love to travel. As nutritionists and CrossFit coaches we are ever conscious of ensuring that our health and diet remains a priority. Clients are always asking what kinds of protein we like to take on the road. For those occasions when we’re being active or traveling without a cool bag, here are our top choices that keep quality at the forefront and are actually super yummy!
Gluten free and made with real chocolate, this Luna protein bar won’t just maintain your better body, but it will also help crush those dessert cravings in a healthy way. If you’ve ever eaten spoonfuls of cookie dough, you’ll love this protein snack bar with flavors that capture your favorite dessert! Low-glycemic ingredients (like organic rolled oats and macadamia nut butter) will help you digest slowly, which may make you feel satisfied for longer.
$10.29 for a 12-pack box ($0.85 per bar). Get half-price savings at Thrive Market!
Few things taste better than 100% pure chocolate combined with the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Packed full of egg white protein and whole food ingredients this crave-worthy protein snack is super satisfying & 100% yummy!
$20.39 for a 12-pack box ($1.69 per bar) at Amazon or they’re also available at Costco Wholesale.
3. EPIC Chicken Sriracha
PER BAR (43 G): 100 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 400 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 15 g protein
The dominant sriracha flavor is complimented with the nutty taste of organic chia seeds and guaranteed to inspire your next EPIC adventure! This bar contains minimal ingredients that are all super easy to pronounce. No chemicals or GMO up in this protein snack! EPIC products don’t just focus on good taste—they also want their foods to nourish the body and mind, while also being conscious of the land and of the animals that contribute to their line of products. The verdict? Don’t leave home without these protein dominant, portable snacks!
Let’s talk turkey. And jerky. This hickory smoked turkey jerky is prepared the way it was always intended — hand-crafted and smoked to perfection with slices of slow marinated turkey breast. It’s completely gluten free, hormone free & antibiotics free, PLUS it’s conveniently packaged in a re-sealable pouch — the perfect protein snack for your gym bag, glove box, fanny pack…or anywhere else you like to store your meat snacks.
PER BAG (1.5 oz): 105 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 630 mg sodium, 9 g carbs (0 g fiber, 7.5 g sugar), 16.5 g protein
$24.00 for 12 packs ($2 per bag) with Amazon prime
5. Country Archer Rosemary Turkey Jerky Sticks
Per stick (28G): 70 calories, 4 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 420 mg sodium, 0g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 9g protein
While you’re checking out the bags of turkey jerky, make sure you take a look at the Country Archer Paleo certified turkey jerky sticks with 9g of protein per 1 oz stick! Super convenient for the road and easy for tracking they’re the perfect sugar free alternative.
$16.70 for a pack of 8 ($2.08 per stick) on Amazon.
6. Perfect Bar Cranberry Crunch
One bite of this bar and you’ll never have to eat bland, textureless protein bars that you have to force yourself to finish again. They don’t call it a “Perfect Bar” for nothing. Why do they taste so good? Probably because the protein comes from whole food sources and it contains over 20 different types of superfoods! Because they’re made from “real food”, these bars do better stored in cool places – so the glove box is not an ideal home – but they’ll survive the day in your purse if you’re able to leave it long enough to forget about it!
7. Paleoethics Clean Protein Powder in Chocolate
PER SCOOP (25 G): 90 calories, 1 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (2 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 19 g protein
This protein is packed with everything you need (and none of the space-wasting fillers you don’t need) to both improve and speed up your recovery post-workout. But that doesn’t mean to say your body can’t benefit from it when you’re on the road and in need of a pure source of protein! Unlike other powders out there, this recovery drink is super gentle on your digestive system and because it only uses a small amount of stevia for sweetness, it doesn’t leave a lingering, sickly taste in your mouth. Don’t forget to pack your shaker bottle!
$39.99 per 1.35 lb container ($1.63 per scoop) from Paleoethics.
8. KIND Double Dark Chocolate Nut
Per Bar (50G): 250 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (5 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 12 g protein
I know the amount of fat in this bar may be a little on the high-side for some of you, but it’s totally worth it! Sometimes you need a decent intake of healthy fat in your snacks to keep those cravings at bay and this bar definitely serves that purpose.
$17.97 for a 12-pack box ($1.50 per bar) from Amazon.
9. Aloha Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
PER BAR (65 G): 270 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 85 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (13 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 14 g protein
So I could be accused of having Hawaii on the brain but the Aloha brand of protein bars are reminiscent of a tropical island paradise in their own right. They taste like warm creamy rays of golden sunshine – maybe it’s because they’re made with real food ingredients and plant proteins! Oh and they make hitting your daily fiber goal as easy as sipping on a mai tai at the beach.
$6.99 for a 4-pack box ($1.74 per bar) at Target.
What are your favorite packable protein snack? Do your resort to store bought or make your own? Comment below or tag us on social media @ownyoureating