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15 High-Protein Travel Snacks

Take these snacks with you on the road to help avoid junk food temptations.

Traveling can make it tough to stick to your clean-eating diet. When you’re at home and you have access to your stove and fridge, planning a high-protein meal is rather simple, by comparison. Take away those essential appliances and you can feel like you don’t stand a chance at maintaining your diet. Don’t fear, all it takes is a little planning.

Here are some snacks that travel well. If you can bring a cooler on the road, then all of these snacks are an option. If you can’t, just focus on the non-refrigerated items. Always remember that once you reach your destination, it doesn’t hurt to stop at a grocery store to pick up refrigerated items that you can toss into your hotel fridge.

SEE ALSO: 13 Portable Protein Snacks

Non-Refrigerated Items

1. Vacuumed Packed Tuna/Salmon Packets

Skip the mess of canned tuna and having to bring a can opener. These tuna pouches are a convenient way to take protein with you. Add it to some bread or rice or just get a fork and eat it straight out of the package.

2. Nuts

Add some variety and grab several kinds of nuts to take along. Nuts are a great source of essential fatty acids and protein, too. Also, they’re filling, so when you’re hungry they make a great snack.

3. Protein Bars

Be careful, though. Protein bars can be tricky. Depending on where you are in your training, some that are packed with calories and sugar can either make or break your goals. Opt for a low-sugar, high-protein choice to stay on the safe side.

4. Ziploc Baggie Protein

You can’t beat bringing your own protein powder on a trip. Put individual portions in Ziploc baggies. All you need is water and a cup, and you’ve got yourself an easy protein snack.

5. Beef Jerky

High in protein and portable, beef jerky is an excellent source of protein.

6. Peanut Butter

If you’re not too thrilled about lugging around a whole jar of peanut butter, grab some individual packets to make it more convenient.

7. Roasted Edamame

Protein doesn’t only have to come from meat sources. Edamame is a great vegetarian source of protein. You can find the dry roasted option for easy portability.

8. Protein Water

Don’t confuse this with throwing a scoop of protein powder into water. Protein water is actually bottled water that happens to have protein in it. It comes in clear and a variety of fruity colors for your choosing. Grab a few bottles from a health food store before hitting the road. This option will not only give you the protein you’re looking for, but it’ll also keep you hydrated.

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