It's the season for vacations -- if you're planning to hit the road (or take to the skies) for a getaway, be prepared with these delicious, nutritious snacks that will keep you satisfied. With contributions from Melissa Davison, Sarah Levy, Dori Manela.
Primal Spirit Foods
PRIMAL STRIPS. "These are my vegetarian substitute for the road trip favorite, beef jerky. Much like the real thing, Primal Strips pack lots of flavor and protein -- just without the meat and mile-long ingredient list." - Sarah Levy
HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX. "It's my stomach's saving grace when I forget to plan ahead for road trip snacking. I just track down the nearest Whole Foods -- or any market with a good bulk bins section -- and throw together a mix of nuts (for satiety) with a bit of dried fruit (for a little sweet!)" - Sarah Levy
Angie Norwood Browne / Larabar
LARABARS. "These bars are small -- they can fit in any purse -- but extremely filling. With healthy ingredients like nuts and dried fruit, it is like eating a candy bar that is actually good for you." - Dori Manela
APPLES. "My go-to fruit because they're sturdy and relatively mess-free (Ever try eating an orange or peach in public? Not pretty), and filling, too." - Sarah Levy.
KASHI GO LEAN CRUNCHY BARS. "The Chocolate Caramel is my favorite; these are sweet and crunch, and each bar provides 8 grams of protein, making them surprisingly hearty for a 150-calorie snack." - Melissa Davison
GLENNY'S SOY CRISPS. "The caramel flavor provides a nice balance of sweet and salty, and offers a healthy alternative to greasy chips." - Melissa Davison
NUTS. "Full of healthy fats that keep you full for a long time, nuts are perfect for travel and so easy to transport. I pack small Ziplocks with cashews so I can have a pre-portioned snack to hold me over until the next meal." - Dori Manela
Dallas Police Association
CEREAL. "Individual bags of cereal are a great way to satisfy my need to munch while I am traveling; I just make sure to pack only one per serving per bag to make sure portions stay in control." - Melissa Davison
PRESSED BOTTLED JUICE. "The healthiest road trip snack out there! Easy to transport, full of nutrients, delicious and won't irritate your stomach on a long trip." - Dori Manela