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20 Healthy Travel Snacks to Take With You This Weekend

Whether you’re traveling for fun, work, or both, you’re going to want try new foods and partake in the local culture wherever you go. That said, bringing healthy, filling snacks for the journey will help you make nutritious choices when you're in a pinch.

Aim for a minimum of 4 grams each of protein and fiber per snack (as in one apple and a small piece of cheese), and bring options so you’ll never go longer than four hours without a bite. Keep added sugar to a minimum (under 6 grams). That way, you can enjoy real dessert once you arrive. Munch on anything that needs refrigeration within four hours of heading to the airport, on a road trip, or out to sea. Don’t forget to plan for unexpected delays, too.

Take things that work as a light bite on their own or in a combo for a heartier snack. The best way to do this is by following the 3-2-1 rule: Pack three small snack items you know you always like eat (yogurt, cheese sticks, nut-based bars, etc.), two drinks, and at least one piece of fresh produce.

Here's how you can meet your quota: