Portable Snacks & Mini Meals for Summer Travel

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: It can be challenging to eat healthy on the road, but being prepared can make a huge difference.
Air Date: 6/13/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Michelle Dudash, Chef & Clean Eating Expert
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She is also a featured monthly guest on KPNX-TV’s Arizona Midday show, and a regular contributor to the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog, one of the most heavily read columns on the television network’s site.
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Portable Snacks & Mini Meals for Summer Travel
Summer is a popular time for family road trips and other travel.

It can be challenging to eat healthy on the road, but being prepared can make a huge difference.

Michelle Dudash, Chef and Clean Eating Expert, joins host Lisa Davis to share some of her favorite portable snacks and mini meals.

Wherever you end up, ask if there's a farmer's market nearby. These markets are becoming increasingly popular, and you can find fresh, local produce for little cost.

Aim to bring along summertime fruits and vegetables that have high water concentration to help prevent dehydration (which can negatively impact your digestion). Cherries, watermelon, nectarines, peaches, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes are great options.

Protein snacks can help with satiety. Nuts, seeds, pistachios, pecans, and walnuts are easy to transport. Tuna and salmon pouches also provide much-needed potassium. 

Dark chocolate can be just enough for your dessert... not only are you getting the benefit of antioxidants, but you'll save money because you won't be ordering that $10 piece of cake at the restaurant. 

Oatmeal cups are perfect for breakfast. All you need is hot water. Add in nut or seed butter or dried fruit to give it a little extra flavor.