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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Snack hacks: the secret to eating well on the road

It is amazingly easy to travel these days, and so much more affordable than it used to be. You can find great hostels and camping sites online, and you can even buy plane tickets from your phone. There are even online forums where you can meet strangers to travel with if you’re looking for companionship on a long trip.  

People are definitely traveling more, and every time they do, they ask one question: “anong baon natin?”

Pinoys are well-known for their love of snacking. For Pinoy travelers, packing for a trip is never complete without food for the journey, and for good reason. Packed food is easier on the budget than convenience stores and restaurants, and you’ll be able to get to your destination faster if you don’t have to stop every time someone gets hungry.  

We want to share a few tips to our fellow explorers on how to eat well on go so you don’t go hungry on long trips. 

Here are our fave snack hacks for packing good, satisfying snacks you can eat in the car, on a boat, or even on a plane!

Pack with portions in mind.If it’s possible, buy small, pre-packaged snacks. Super Delights Brownie Bites are a good example of this, which are available in a string of perfectly portioned packs. Each pack keeps its freshness, preserving the brownies’ fudgy, chocolatey goodness.

This technique is great for when you’re traveling with friends. Not everyone gets hungry at the same time, and nobody wants to eat stale brownies or soggy chips when someone else has opened the package. 

Resealable containers are your friend.If you want to bring small portions, don’t use single-use resealable bags. They add so much trash to our roads! Instead, buy snacks in bulk and pack them in small, resealable containers.

You could also pack larger containers to share. Something like a barkada-sized portion would be fun to share on the beach or around the campfire. You can fill a large resealable box with mixed goodies to enjoy—Brownie Bites, peanuts, marshmallows, tiny pretzels. 

Mind your moisture.Part of enjoyable travel is staying hydrated, so make sure you get enough water in your system. The best way to do this is to have a refillable water bottle for each person traveling with you. Either fill them with ice or fill them halfway with water and pop them in the freezer the night before your trip. Fill them the rest of the way with water and wrap them in a towel before you leave the house. That way, you have cool, clean drinking water for a few hours.

Airlines won’t let you carry water into the airport to check in, but bring your refillable bottles and refill them at drinking stations after checking in. You may also want to pack a few fruits. They’re nice and juicy and contribute to your hydration on the road.

Bring something sweet. This is especially important if you’re traveling with kids. A treat will always be welcome for children, and it’s a great way to beat back their boredom from being trapped in a car.

Sweets are also a great energy boost. Feed your designated driver some Super Delights Brownie Bites on the long stretches of roads when they need a little pick-me-up.

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