February 13, 2018

When it comes to travel and healthy food options, often the two don’t go hand in hand, especially given the limited choices available in an airport that are either overpriced or loaded with sugar, fat and calories. Let’s not forget the unhealthy food choices on the actual flight itself.

Packing your own healthy travel snacks that are high in protein can help control some of the variables on your travels and help you resist the temptation to eat potentially unhealthy and unfamiliar foods on the road – lessening the chance you get sick, feel lethargic, or spoil your otherwise clean daily routine.

All snacks and protein bars are not created equal. When it comes to fueling your body to stay healthy and energized on your travels – make sure to choose the healthiest protein bars and travel snacks possible. Below are some tips to avoid sabotaging your diet, save time and money by bringing your own food for the plane and airport.

Protein Bars

Protein bars are portable and convenient making them easy to consume quickly on the go. Protein bars don't require refrigeration or special packing considerations. Buying a box of low sugar, soy free protein bars designed for travel s as easy as visiting WOLOSnacks.com and getting them sent directly do to your doorstep.

Protein is an essential macronutrient that supports several structures in your body. Our travel protein bar makes a healthy and quick option that has several dietary and lifestyle benefits. Eating snack-size protein bars can also help you avoid overeating between meals.

11 Reasons WOLO WanderBars are the perfect low sugar, soy free protein bars to carry on your travels:

  1. Designed for Travellers – Our high quality all natural protein formulation provides energy that doesn’t crash and fuels your body. The bars also won’t melt, won’t get messy and are easy to carry in your luggage or carry on.
  1. Low sugar –We created a great-tasting, low sugar protein bar formulation to avoid spiking your blood glucose or insulin levels.
  2. 15 Grams of protein – Our all-natural premium protein source is a Whey and Pea Protein blend. Whey Protein Isolate contains all of the essential amino acids, making it one of the highest quality sources of complete protein on the planet
  3. Soy free – We created a soy free protein bar for many reasons. Soy isolate has been linked to allergies, thyroid problems, and even brain damage. Soy has been labeled one of the top seven allergens for people to avoid, as soy isolate is found in a lot of processed foods, including bread and baked goods, soups and sauces, breakfast cereals and protein bars.
  4. Gluten free –WOLO WanderBars are 100% gluten-free protein bars, and 100% delicious
  5. Kosher –We’re one of the only kosher protein bars on the market WanderBars are 100% Kosher Dairy Certified
  6. Turmeric –We created a protein bar with turmeric because turmeric is a powerful natural antioxidant. It fights against cell damage and helps prevent unhealthy cells from forming. It also decreases inflammation, improves blood flow, enhances cognitive function, and promotes physical recovery.
  7. Flax seed – Flax Seed is the richest source of plant based omega 3 fatty acids in the world. They are high in fiber and increase nutrient absorption, which keeps you feeling satisfied, nourished and ready for adventure.
  8. Coconut oil –Coconut oil is full of fatty acids that kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, helping you stay free of infection – perfect for germ infested airplanes and unfamiliar surroundings.
  9. Stay Healthy – WanderBars include a special Immunity blend with Zinc, Vitamin C formulated to work with the coconut oil mentioned above to help fight off germs and sickness and keep you healthy on your journey.
  10. All Natural, premium ingredients – Our protein bars are 100% natural, No artificial ingredients flavors or shelf-life enhancers. WOLO WanderBars are 100% premium protein bar for those who only want the highest quality, healthiest protein bar option.

While protein bars are effective snacks when part when on the go, you cannot rely entirely on protein bars for your dietary needs. Protein bars don't supply all the nutrients and antioxidants found in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Grains, Nuts, Seeds & Legumes

In addition to travel bars, there are plenty of high protein snacks that can help you stay energized and keep those hunger pangs at bay.

Grains, nuts, seeds and legumes are quality sources of protein to include in a healthy diet, providing essential nutrients needed for muscle growth, repair and energy.

Nuts are a source of protein and healthy fats in the diet. Almonds and cashews provide a healthy source of protein with approximately 8 g and 5 g per a quarter-cup serving.

Sunflower seeds provide 6 g of the macronutrient in a just quarter-cup serving (or a small child’s handful). Combine seeds with nuts and dried fruit in a trail mix for snacking.

Whatever snack you choose, it’s best to have snacks that are high in protein to fuel your travels, keep you satiated and on the go. See below for more ideas:

More Quick & Easy Travel Snacks for Your Trip:

  • Peanut butter and banana slices on a sandwich
  • Hummus and fresh cut veggies
  • Yogurt and trail mix
  • Rice cake and nut butter topped with a banana
  • Oatmeal and trail mix
  • Fresh fruit (Apples, bananas, grapes, cherries, berries)
  • Cut up veggies (Broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, snap peas, celery sticks)
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Rice cakes
  • Kale chips
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower etc.)
  • Dry oatmeal cup (add hot water in-flight)
  • Trail Mix
  • Nut butter packets
  • Yogurt
  • Dips (Home-made or pre-packaged hummus, guacamole cups)
  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Dried fruit
  • Quinoa bowls with lentils
  • Squeezable fruits (apple sauce)
  • Salad in a jar
  • Chia pudding 

Eating smart on the go doesn’t take excessive planning or spending hours in the kitchen prepping the night before. Preparing some of the easy snacks mentioned above will take less than an hour, meaning you can prep your snacks even the morning of the day you’re leaving for your adventure.