It’s time for summer vacations and if you are planning an exciting holiday with your kids, then this article is for you.

Summer is the perfect time to plan day trips, road trips, and camping trips, and the list is endless. But when you travel, one needs to be well-prepared to carry healthy snacks, especially if you are travelling for a holiday with fussy kids; packing healthy food is an essential aspect. 

Also, if you are planning to stick to wholesome food, travelling with family may get a little tricky. As every stop has several junk food options, you may be caught with unhealthy food choices.
Healthy Travel Foods

Whether you're heading for a day trip or an extended one, the following tips can help you stay safe and healthy.

  • Make sure that you pack a snack rich in protein and healthy fat
  • Try to add fresh fruits and nuts -toasted to munch on something nutritious
  • Carry a little treat like dark chocolate, dried fruits, etc., to satisfy your sweet tooth, while on travel
  • Packing well is essential while you travel to avert any leakages, so invest in stainless steel food jars or insulated food containers.
  • Avoid staying hungry for an extended period
  • If you are travelling in a group, be mindful of everyone's food allergies, and food restrictions so that everyone can enjoy the travel
Also Read: Healthy Indian Snacks: 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Intermittently. Recipes Inside

Here are some healthy food ideas to pack when travelling to ensure that you and your loved ones eat healthy, nutritious food during the trip.

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Spiced Peanuts: 

There's nothing better than protein-packed peanuts toasted with spices as per your taste. Peanuts make a healthy, long-lasting snack that is simple and easy to make at home using just a few ingredients.


 Muffins are everyone's favourite, and a low-fat banana muffin is a guilt-free choice for health-conscious ones. Laden with potassium, complex carbs, and protein, these muffins boost energy and keep you active all through the travel.

Roasted Chickpeas:

Oven-roasted chickpeas are high protein snacks that you can carry along wherever you travel. It is a good snack idea for those looking for something gluten-free and wholesome that keeps them satiated on a long journey. Chickpeas sundal or channa sundal, packed with carbs, dietary fibre, protein, and vitamin C, B6  also serves as a perfect snack for day travel.

Energy Bars:

Low-calorie, energy-dense homemade granola bars are one of the ideal snacks that you can carry with you anywhere you travel and munch anytime. Made with dried fruits, oats, almonds, maple syrup, etc., they are a healthy alternative to sugar-laden snacks.

Homemade Popcorns:

Popcorns are everyone's favourite and a fantastic choice of snack when travelling. You can easily make them at home by adding extra virgin oil, black pepper, and some cheese to make them more delicious and flavourful.

Foods Ideas For Long Travel:

We understand the major concern while on long-distance travel is always about food. Many of us wonder what to eat and what not to while on a vacay, to avoid food poisoning, dehydration, indigestion etc. Do not let unhygienic food play a spoilsport with your holiday plans. Try these easy to make and pack recipes, that can stay fresh for longer hours, be it on-road travel or on a flight.

Also Read: 2 Incredibly Easy & Healthy Snacks To Make On A Lazy Weekend

Methi Thepla

Methi Thepla

Crunchy and crispy, thepla is a healthy delight. It is easy to make and a very handy tiffin box recipe while travelling.

Nutritional Facts

The blend of wheat and besan flour makes this a perfect combo of carbs and protein that keep you satiated. Methi and curd provide you with fibre and other essential nutrients for keeping you energized through the travel.


1 cup wheat flour

¾ cup gram flour (besan)

½ bunch of fenugreek (methi) leaves

½ tbs curd

½ tsp grated ginger

2 tbs dried fenugreek leaves

2 chopped green chilli

4 tbs ghee

Salt to taste

1 cup water


In a bowl add flours, dried fenugreek, fresh fenugreek, ginger and mix well.

Add curd, water and knead into a soft dough.

Make a small ball and roll them into thin circles.

Heat tawa on a medium flame, grease with ghee and cook thepla.

Cook both sides till it turns golden brown.

Veg Kathi Roll

Veg kathi roll is a yummy wrap or a roll loaded with spices and mixed vegetable fillings.

Veg Kathi Roll

Nutritional Facts

Veg Kathi roll is filled with protein and vegetables that take care of your daily dose of essential nutrients in a wrap. Furthermore, a single wrap can make you feel full and energized.


For Stuffing

½ cup sliced capsicum

2 cups mashed potatoes

¾ cup shredded paneer

1 tsp chilli powder

½ tsp garam masala powder

½ tsp chaat masala

2 tsp oil

Salt to taste

Other Ingredients

3 chapathi or wraps

2 tsp butter

6 tsp tomato sauce

½ cup chopped lettuce

½ cup chopped carrot

½ cup sliced onion


In a pan add oil sauté capsicum for 2-3 minutes, then add boiled potato and shredded paneer stir well.

Add all the masala, salt and mix well.

Roll into a cylindrical shape and keep it aside.

Add butter onto the tawa, roast chapathi until warm.

Place the chapathi on a flat surface, spread tomato sauce and place lettuce, carrot and onion in the center of chapathi.

Now place the aloo roll in center and fold the bottom up.

Slowly fold both sides one after another.

Roll into aluminium foil or butter paper covering the kathi roll.

Veg kathi roll is ready to be packed.