Travel Snacks: The Best Road Trip Snacks at Coles and Woolworths
After being in lockdown for many months, lots of Australians are now travelling locally and internationally again. That’s why, in this blog we share our favourite Travel Snacks: The Best Road Trip Snacks at Coles and Woolworths.
When travelling, food choices are often limited with only fast food usually available. It can also be challenging finding foods for people with dietary restrictions, food allergies and intolerances. For these reasons, the team at KOOEE! Natural Snacks love to bring healthy snacks with us when travelling. Eating healthy, nourishing foods when travelling is also going to prevent any hangryness, keep you satiated, energised and help keep your blood sugar levels stable.
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What are the 10 Best Travel Snacks at Coles and Woolworths?
Below are our 10 Best Travel Snacks at Coles and Woolworths in Australia. These are all readily available from supermarkets or easy and quick to make the night before a big trip!
1. Sss Foods Natural Hommus
This hummus contains no vegetable oil and is preservative free. Perfect for vegans, vegetarians and anyone on a gluten free diet. Hummus is a great source of fibre and protein. Enjoy this hummus served with some crackers or chopped up vegetables.
2. Koja Peanut Butter Choc Chip Crunch Bar
These bars are gluten and dairy free and contain no additives or preservatives. They are lower in sugar then many other supermarket bars and contain a source of protein from roasted peanuts and chia seeds. These bars are very tasty.
3. Munchme Pumpkin Seed bites
With 6g of protein and less than half a teaspoon of sugar per serving size, these are the perfect sweet snack. Pumpkin seeds are rich in the important mineral zinc. These seed bites are morish!
4. Shelby’s Almonds With Dark Chocolate & Raspberry
Almonds dipped in an ultra-thin layer of dark chocolate, then dusted with dried raspberries. These nuts are low in sugar and contain 7.7g of protein per serve. They are gluten free and contain no nasties!
5. Cobs Natural Popcorn Sea Salt
Crunchy popcorn that is lightly salted and contains no additives or preservatives. The Cobb’s popcorn is gluten free and vegan. Add some trail mix to make this snack more protein rich. Cobs is one of our favourite travel snacks available at Coles and Woolworths.
6. Macro Raw Mixed Nuts
Contains almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecan, walnuts. Nuts contain essential minerals, healthy fats and protein. Have a handful as a morning or afternoon snack to curb hunger and keep blood sugar levels stable. Macro Raw Mixed Nuts are one of the best travel snacks on the market!
7. Ceres Organics Seaweed Nori
Nori Seaweed is an ideal on-the-go savoury snack. It’s made with only 3 ingredients, all certified organic. This seaweed is rich in iodine, which is essential for thyroid health and also contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
8. The Happy Snack Company Roasted Fava Beans Smoky BBQ
The Happy Snack Company FAVA BEANS are vegan friendly, gluten, nut and dairy free. They use non-GMO ingredients and are an Australian owned and grown product. They are a great source of protein with each 25g pack containing 6.4g of protein.
9. KOOEE! Organic Beef Jerky
Australia’s cleanest natural jerky – the perfect travel snack! Our jerky is made with Organic, Grass-fed Beef and contains only natural ingredients. Each 30g pack contains 14g of protein and is dairy gluten and soy free.
10. KOOEE! Organic Beef Sticks
Perfect to grab when on the go, hiking in the outdoors, or in your child’s lunchbox as a healthy snack they’ll love. Made with Organic, Grass-fed Beef, our sticks are low in sugar, high in protein, and gluten free. The perfect travel snack available at Woolworths.
What are the best road trip snacks?
Many snack foods available today are high in refined carbohydrates and sugar which can leave you feeling hungry, unsatisfied and craving more food.
When choosing healthy road trip snacks, it’s best to opt for ones that are low in sugar and high in protein. Travelling can be tiresome and boring so focussing on including this key macronutrient is important for keeping you full, satiated and blood sugar levels stable.
A good snack should have at least 7-15 grams of protein per serve. So if you’re having something like popcorn or a piece of fruit, pair it with a handful of raw nuts or a KOOEE! Natural jerky or beef stick.
Opt for snacks with low sugar, under 5 grams is ideal. Eating lots of sugary snacks is going to send your blood sugar levels skyrocketing and then dropping so quickly you may start to get tired, hangry and irritable, and nobody wants that!
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What are some of the best on the go snacks?
When you’re on the go, it’s handy to have healthy, easy to grab snacks. Sometimes hunger can hit unexpectedly and you may be nowhere near a food stop or the available food options may not suit you.
As stated above the key is to make sure your snacks are nutritious and contain protein. Protein rich snacks that are easy to take on the go include KOOEE! Natural jerky or sticks, nuts, seeds, yoghurt, dips like hummus or pine nut pesto, canned tuna or salmon, peanut butter, cheese, roasted chickpeas and protein bars.
Are there any easy to make road trip foods?
There are several easy to make road trip foods that will keep you satiated and energised for a long drive.
Here are 4 suggestions:
1. Boiled eggs – are a great on the go, travel snack. One egg contains about 6-7 grams of high-quality protein. Eggs are rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Just boil 2 eggs per person the night before a trip, peel and enjoy.
2. Roasted chickpeas – are a wonderful option for vegans and vegetarians. They are a great source of protein and fibre so they help to keep you full and satiated.
Our favourite way to roast them is to rinse and drain a 400 gram can of chickpeas. Spread the chickpeas on a kitchen towel and pat them dry. Remove any loose skins (this is optional but does make the texture nicer). Transfer the dried chickpeas to a baking sheet and toss them with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon of paprika, ½ teaspoon cumin, and a generous pinch of salt. You can cook the chickpeas in an oven at 180º for 30-45 minutes, let them cool, and then throw them in a reusable bag to enjoy on the go.
3. Homemade trail mix – Nuts are a wonderful source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and protein. They offer a wide-range of cardiovascular and metabolic health benefits.
Try this recipe for a healthy trail mix:
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- ¼ cup raw walnuts
- ¼ cup almonds
- ¼ cup brazil nuts
- ¼ cup cashews
- ¼ cup macadamia
- 2 tbsp dark choc chips
4. Chopped up vegetable sticks – such as carrots, cucumber, capsicum and celery are wonderful snacks when paired with a source of protein such as hummus or peanut butter.
Are there any healthy snacks on a plane?
Just like with road trips you might like to prepare snacks for plane trips as well. We all know that some plane food can be a bit bland and for lack of a better word distasteful. Bringing your own snacks means that if food isn’t to your liking, you don’t have to starve!
There is nothing stopping you from taking a few easy to pack snacks with you such as one from the Top 10 travel snacks list or even a couple of containers or reusable snap bags with some of your favourite snacks. For kids it’s fun to pack a bento style lunch box with lots of their favourite snacks. This will keep them full but also occupied and entertained for a while.
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As you can see there are lots of great healthy snacks to take with you when travelling or on the go. Remember the key is to choose snacks that are low in sugar and high in protein. Hopefully some of the above ideas will inspire and help you choose the right snacks that are going to keep you energised and avoid any uncomfortable hangry situations. Happy travelling!
|THE BEST TRAVEL SNACK||SIZE||COLES||WOOLWORTHS||RRP|
|Sss Foods Natural Hommus||225g||❌||✔||$3.80|
|Koja Peanut Butter Choc Chip Crunch Bar||30g||✔||✔||$3.00|
|Munchme Pumpkin Seed bites||120g||✔||✔||$6.00|
|Shelby’s Almonds With Dark Chocolate & Raspberry||40g||✔||✔||$3.00|
|Cobs Natural Popcorn Sea Salt||65g||✔||✔||$3.00|
|Macro Raw Mixed Nuts||500g||❌||✔||$13.00|
|Ceres Organics Seaweed Nori||5g||✔||✔||$2.20|
|The Happy Snack Company Roasted Fava Beans Smoky BBQ||150g||✔||✔||$5.70|
|KOOEE! Organic Beef Jerky||30g||✔||✔||$5.95|
|KOOEE! Organic Beef Sticks||25g||❌||✔||$3.00|
About The Author:
Margo White is a Clinical Nutritionist who holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine. Margo uses food as medicine to gently nourish, strengthen and support health. She believes that life is about balance, and shouldn’t be restrictive. Margo advocates for an 80/20 way of eating; 80% whole foods and 20% soul foods – soul foods to nourish your soul and bring you great joy. When she’s not seeing clients in the clinic she is either in the kitchen developing recipes or creating content and blog writing for various aligned food companies.