Healthy Holiday Travel Treats

Contributed by Casey Lewis, MS, RD 

‘Tis the season for the three T’s - tinsel, toys and travel! The holiday season is a wonderful time to connect with friends and family. However, getting to your loved ones often means spending a lot of time behind the wheel or sitting in an airport, which can lead to stress and the disruption of your exercise and healthy eating routine.Prepare for this holiday travel season by packing more than just your clothes and the kiddos’ gifts. Having nutritious and delicious snacks on hand can help keep you fueled and your diet on track while you’re on the road. Get started with these three easy to make and take treats:

Concord Grape Gummies

These gummy snacks take just two hours to make and use only two ingredients - gelatin and 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes – making them a fast, easy and delicious on the go alternative to holiday candy. For extra cheer, use a cookie cutter to transform these snacks into festive shapes. 

Fruit Skewers & Dip

While you will need a small cooler bag to ensure it stays cold – this fruit and yogurt dip combo is sure to be a holiday hit with the whole family.

Fruit Juice Leather

Roll out the fruit-filled, family fun with these homemade goodies. To add some protein to snack time - bring along a cooler with reduced fat string cheese or a container of nuts for a PB&J-like experience!