The Friday 5

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hey and happy Friday!
Not only am I excited about the upcoming weekend (we’re seeing our hometown crew), but I’m excited about today’s post because #snacks. I love to travel and do it often, which means I have had plenty of practice packing healthier travel-friendly food for when we’re on the go.
After lots of experimenting over the years, I’ve found that I feel best when I pack low-sugar (and high protein) options, especially when I have a long day of flying. Aside from making sure to stay extra hydrated with all the water (and decaf iced coffee), I usually bring a container of leftovers (like roasted sweet potatoes) and a variety of snacks. Without further ado, today’s Friday 5 features five of my favorite low-sugar travel-friendly snacks!
1. Health Warrior Chia Bars
Health Warrior Chia Seed Bars are the perfect, packable snack. Plus, you don’t have to worry about them getting smooshed or melted in your carry-on. With all of the superfood benefits of chia seeds, only 100 calories, and 3g of sugar, they’re great to curb your hunger at the tail end of long flight. The new Strawberry Shortcake flavor is amazing! Even when opening the package, you can smell delicious strawberry. The strawberry shortcake flavor is perfection, and this particular bar is an awesome treat when you’re craving something sweet, but don’t want to overdo it with sugar. It’s definitely a must-try! You can save 20% off your order with code CARROTSNCAKE20!
A packable smoothie with 10g of protein? Sign me up! Getting in your fruits and veggies is always a bit more difficult on travel days. These packable smoothies are made with 10 simple ingredients (or less!) and no added sugars. You don’t even need to refrigerate them (though of course they taste better chilled). They also make for a mess-free snack to bring for the kids. Quinn actually asks for one pretty much every time we go to CrossFit! 🙂
I usually pack some sort of jerky for an easy source of protein. I like that Archer Farms jerky is make without preservatives, nitrites, and MSG. And while it has some added sugar, it doesn’t add up to much when I’m snacking on a few pieces with say a handful of nuts. And this chile flavor… holy yum!
If you love nut butter like I do, you’ll love these! Just like RX Bars, these have super short ingredient lists (just how I like them!) and use egg whites for protein. My favorite flavor is the vanilla almond butter. I will literally eat it straight from the pouch, but it’s also great with a banana or cup of instant oatmeal.
So typically I wouldn’t think to bring bone broth on a trip, but these individual packets of chicken bone broth make it really convenient. Not only is bone broth rich in protein, but it’s also really soothing on your stomach (and great for GI health). I like having a couple of savory options on hand, and these were made to stuff in your suitcase.

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Do you have a favorite low sugar travel snack?


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One Comment

  1. Those are good suggestions. I love the nut butter packs and I try to stock up on them whenever I run into the RXBar folks at an expo. I have never seen the bone broth sachets. That is interesting.

    When I travel by car I tend to take snacks but but by air I will shop when I arrive. For driving trips I like hard boiled eggs and carrots or dried fruit as snacks.

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