Travel Snacks

Packing snacks for your trip to the Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is a great place to visit with your family and friends. Home to the world’s best wines, restaurants, vineyards, national parks and rainforests, Hunter Valley should be in your list of the places to go to. If you are planning a road trip to Hunter Valley, here are the yummiest, most nutritious and best snacks to bring on the road.

1. Vegetable sticks

Vegetable sticks are great for road trips because they are low in calories and provide you with the much-needed vitamins and minerals you that your body needs. Celery, carrots and beets are some of the veggies you can prepare easily. If you want extra flavour, you can bring a healthy dip like hummus or guacamole.

2. Fruits

Bursting with flavour and nutrients, fruits are certainly a tasty and healthy option to bring during road trips. Choose fruits that are not too messy to eat like apples, oranges and bananas.

3. Protein Bars

Aside from being a satiating snack, a protein bar can give you the much-needed energy you need for your adventure. These delicious bars can give you protein to build muscles and repair tissues and can help you feel full and energised.

4. Nuts

One of the healthiest snacks, nuts are loaded with antioxidants and filled with protein, fibre and healthy fats. You can bring pre-shelled bags of almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews or hazelnuts to your trip and enjoy the countless health benefits.

5. Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are convenient to bring and eat on road trips. These tasty treats are bursting with antioxidants, fibre and nutrients such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. As a high-calorie yet nutrient dense snack, dried fruits are your perfect source of energy for your adventure-filled trip.

6. Dark Chocolate

To satisfy your cravings for sweets, choose the healthy dark chocolate instead of doughnuts and cookies. Dark chocolate is a delicious yet healthy snack that will provide you with fibre and minerals. Loaded with antioxidants, dark chocolate can arm your body with defences against free radicals and diseases. Dark chocolate also contains caffeine that can perk you up and keep your energy high during your trip.

7. Yoghurt

Eating this tasty snack can do wonders for your body. Yoghurt has calcium, vitamin D, potassium and magnesium. Eating yoghurt on a regular basis also helps manage obesity, boost digestive health and immunity. You enjoy your yoghurt with sliced fruits and nuts for added flavour and a boost of energy.

8. Fruit Juices

Instead of soda or coffee, fruit juice is a healthy and refreshing option to quench your thirst during a trip. Fruit juices contain the vitamins and minerals present in fruits. However, choose the ones that do not contain added sugar.

9. String cheese

String cheese contains the carbohydrates you need for added energy. This irresistible, low-calorie snack is filled with protein, vitamin A and calcium. Eating cheese on a regular basis can help lower blood pressure and regulate weight.

10. Multi-grain crackers

Due to its high nutrient and fibre content, multi-grain crackers are great for munching during road trips.  You can get vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants in this tasty and nutritious snack.

11. Hard- boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs can be prepared in a few minutes and are easy to store. They are high in protein and good fats. With only 80 calories, one hard-boiled egg is a nutritious and power snack to eat on the road.

12. Popcorn

Popcorn is a great and fun snack to include in your road trip. Popcorn helps stimulate digestion and has high levels of polyphenols that help fight free radicals. However, be wary of microwavable popcorn that contains unhealthy amounts of oil, salt and butter. Choose plain popcorn instead to enjoy its full health benefits.

Pack these delicious and healthy snacks and enjoy your trip to the scenic and rustic Hunter Valley whether you are coming from Sydney, Parramatta, Coffs Harbour, or Armidale.