The Best Way to Pack Healthy Snacks While Traveling

March 28, 2022

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Lifestyle, Tips and Tricks

This post is sponsored by Sistema®.* We are always getting asked for travel hacks, and our number 1 travel hack is to pack snacks! If you have snacks with you, you don’t have to worry about getting hangry and fighting with each other or having to spend way more than you need to on airport snacks or tourist trap restaurants. You also won’t feel limited to whatever options you can find in a pinch, and when you’re traveling with a toddler or in a foreign country, it can be really hard to find something that actually sounds good. 

Packing healthy snacks for your plane ride and while you’re out exploring makes everyone’s travel experience so much more enjoyable! We love using Sistema® TO GO™ Food Storage Boxes for packing healthy snacks with us! They come in multiple designs to fit any on-the-go snack you want, and they close with easy locking clips so your food stays fresh and you don’t have to worry about spills when you throw it in your bag!

The Best Way to Pack Healthy Snacks While Traveling:

The Sistema® food storage containers are the best way to pack healthy snacks while traveling. The containers are perfect for the plane, beach picnics, or while you’re out and about exploring museums, aquariums, or the park. The entire Sistema® to go collection makes it really easy to pack any type of snack you want! The Multi-Split To Go makes it easy to pack a sandwich, some fruit, and a handful of nuts, and the Snack Attack To Go is great for bringing dips like hummus or nut butter with crackers or veggies! I also love the PortionPod™ to pack berries for Luna, because then the berries don’t get smashed and it’s the perfect size to fit easily in my bag. Sistema® has such a wide assortment of containers that are so versatile and make it so there is an option for any type of snack you want to bring with you! 

We definitely prefer using these containers over a ziploc bag, because they’re so much sturdier and lock closed with a clip, so you don’t have to worry about leaks or spills and we can travel with fruit or pretzels without it getting smashed. We have had one too many bananas and bags of fruit smashed while going through airport security and then we don’t even end up eating it. With the Sistema® containers, that doesn’t happen anymore! Which is amazing, especially when traveling with Luna, because she loves blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, and the to go containers make it so much easier to travel with berries without them getting all over everything.

They are also really easy to wash! I either just throw them in the dishwasher once we get to our Airbnb or I rinse them out in our hotel sink, and they’re ready to be used again! We love that they help us avoid using single-use plastics.

Easy, Healthy On-The-Go Snack Ideas:

Here are a few of our favorite healthy snacks we love to put in our Sistema® to go boxes when we’re on-the-go!

  • Fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, apple slices, kiwi, banana, etc.)
  • Nuts & trail mix
  • Dried fruit (mangoes, banana chips, coconut chips, etc)
  • String cheese
  • Pouches (We love Serenity Kids (use the code: SAMANDRYAN for 15% off), Once Upon a Farm, and applesauce pouches are our favorites!)
  • Granola bars (we love GoMacro and RX Bars)
  • Pretzels & hummus (The 400ml Snacks TO GO™ container works great for dips like hummus!)
  • Apple slices and almond butter (The Small Split To Go is our go-to for this snack!)
  • Crackers or puffs
  • Peanut butter oat balls
  • Homemade banana muffins
  • Fruit leathers (That’s It fruit bars are our favorites!)
Being prepared with snacks can absolutely change the dynamic of our travel experience. When everyone is well fed and we’re not relying on the airline or don’t feel limited to what we can find in a 100 foot radius, we’re so much happier! And we’ve noticed that we feel better when we bring healthy snacks along with us. Especially when traveling with a toddler, having snacks I know she will eat and I know will be providing the nutrients she needs is so important to me, so having these Sistema® to go boxes to pack our snacks in is an absolute must!
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post that is part of an ongoing partnership with the Food Division of Newell Brands. They have provided products and monetary compensation. All thoughts and opinions expressed remain my own.

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