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Hubert Cormier’s advice: healthy snack ideas for the summer vacations (+ a trail mix recipe)

Hubert Cormier’s advice: healthy snack ideas for the summer vacations (+ a trail mix recipe)

In preparation for the summer vacations, here are some nutritious and festive snack ideas to help you maintain good eating habits, whether you’re on the road visiting local sights or flying to another country!

Snacks for the plane

Despite the liquid restrictions, it is quite simple to bring snacks on airplanes. Fruits, vegetables, energy bites and granola bars are just a few examples of healthy snacks that you can take with you to avoid having to eat those high-in-sodium crackers.

Snacks for the car

Your car, your rules! No restrictions apply here. If you’re an early riser, why not start your day with a fresh smoothie? Otherwise, if you have room for a cooler, you can always bring yogurts, cheeses, hard-boiled eggs or cold cuts accompanied by vegetables and hummus!

A picnic by the water

Of course, everything mentioned above you can just buy anywhere! But if you want to go for something homemade, why not go for some spicy popcorn, naan bread and avocado dip or cookies? And there is always the classic tomato sandwich (with cream cheese and fine herbs) and the peanut butter sandwich (with dried fruit, dark chocolate chips and grilled coconut chips).

I cannot conclude without sharing my trail mix recipe, a nutritious and satiating snack ideal for those on-the-road, impromptu food cravings!

Trail mix recipe


- ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds

- ⅓ cup roasted, crushed cashew nuts

- ⅓ cup Sultana grapes

- ¼ cup grilled and salted Kerman pistachios

- ¼ cup raw walnut kernels

- ¼ cup plain coconut chips

- ¼ cup classic dried cranberries, sweetened with apple juice


Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

About Hubert Cormier

Title: Nutritionist

Hubert Cormier is a young and dynamic nutritionist (member of the Ordre Professionnel des diététistes du Quebec) passionate about the world of health and nutrition. He shares his findings and knowledge via social media or through traditional media such as television, radio, magazines or books.