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 raw walnut kernels
- ¼ cup plain coconut chips
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!