One thing that perfectly goes well with going on travel is snacks! The very thought of munching and enjoying a quick bite of your favorite snack on a trip is enough to make you go on one. In fact, travelling can often become an excuse, especially for kids, to eat their loved snacks. Long hours of travel, small tummies, and frequent hunger pangs – there’s no way you can prevent them from snacking when on the go.
However, be it kids or adults, snacking is good even more if it’s healthy as well. For this reason, a lot people are now shifting preferences to healthy vegan travel food to take along on trips. There are lots of reasons to consider the vegan option – these snacks are free of dairy, gluten, or any animal product and so are way healthier than other crisps and cookies in the market. Besides, they can keep you feeling fuller for longer – all the more reason to stock up some in your backpack.
Best Vegan Snacks for Travel
Here are some ideas on low-fat vegan snacks to carry along while travelling. You can of course add some of your own to this list or remove some too if they don’t appeal to your or your family’s taste.
When it comes to snacking in between meals, there’s undoubtedly no real substitute to fresh and seasonal fruits. They’re sweet, refreshing, and instant energy boosters. Not to forget, they’re super healthy. Grapes are one of the ideal fruits for long trips – they’re crisp and sweet and a much better option than any sugar-coated candy or confectionery.
No-Bake Vegan Cookies
Cookies are a perfect travelling partner for almost every one of us. Regardless of the distance you’re taking, you’d never forget to pop in a pack in your carry bag, sometimes out of force of habit. Next time, try these yummy-delicious vegan cookies that aren’t baked. And before you brush off the idea, pay attention to its list of ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, maple syrup, and vanilla (all vegan, of course!)
Vegan Milk Chocolate
Chocolate is another must accompaniment on our travels, particularly for kids. They’re convenient to carry than boxes of cookies or packets of chips, and instantly kick up sugar and energy levels too whenever the kid starts getting cranky. This is why you’d be better off carrying vegan milk chocolate instead. There are some good brands in the market; you can also look up online or even make your milk chocolate at home.
If you’re travelling by road and looking for a quick bite at a stopover, burritos and sandwiches are a perfect treat. Why not try their vegan version instead that can be a perfect choice for vegan to-go meals? It’s filling, tasty, and healthy too. Check out the recipe for burritos here.
This too is one go to snack for every vacation. You can go for vegan chocolates available in the market. You can also try making some raw vegan chocolates at home a few days before the vacation and leave them in the cooler as a perfect go-to food for road trips.
Homemade Granola Bars
Granola bars are the next best favourite snack after chocolates simply because they’re considered relatively healthier and almost as tasty as a bar of chocolate. Besides, they’re high on energy and can fill up until mealtime. If you’re a vegan, you’d love this option as one of the best vegan road trip snacks and can make your own at home before planning that trip. They’re fairly simple to make and are much healthier than the ones you’ll end up buying at airports or gas stations.
Choco-Chip Banana Muffins
The aroma, the flavour, everything about muffins speaks yummy! Add banana and a dash of chocolate chips to the banana muffins recipe and it gets even tastier. And further add vegan ingredients; it becomes healthy too. Try making them to carry some for family when going on a trip; kids would love them.
Chickpeas are healthy, yes, but vegan and roasted together, they get even healthier. A perfect snack to substitute fatty chips and other processed oily snacks. Besides, you can try out different variations with chickpeas the way you like them – sweet, savoury, spicy, or roasted!
Chia Seeds Pudding
Now for the sweet tooth. Being vegan in no way means not pampering your sweet-craving side. It’s super easy to make, creamy, filling, and full of protein, fibre, and Omega-3. You can carry it along and even prepare some to enjoy at home before leaving!
Like granola bars, they’re a perfect replacement for unhealthy chocolate. And they come in different vegan flavours too (all difficult to resist). Try No-Bake Chocolate Chia Energy Bars (kids’ favourite) and Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bars.
Why Vegan Snacking is Better?
So we aren’t just simply promoting vegan snacking here. There’s sufficient research which indicates that while snacking on unhealthy fried and sugary-sweet snacks is bad, munching on vegan stuff is actually good and better. Here’s why:
- Vegan snacks are great at calming down hunger pangs – They’re usually quite filling and can keep your tummy full for longer hours, especially if you’re going to be a while until you can stop at the nearest hotel (on road trips).
- They’re healthier substitutes – Yes, they’re much better than all the refined flour, oil, and sugar-laden options in the market.
- You can still enjoy all your favourites – So you thought you can never eat French fries now that you’re a vegan. The good news is: you can provide they’re fried in animal fat-free oil.
So go crazy on vegan snacks and enjoy that trip to the fullest munching and chomping without a worry!