Healthy Swaps – Memorial Day Edition

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Making the switch to a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  For me, it’s worked best to focus on gradually adding in more nutrient-dense foods to crowd out the unhealthy things, rather than focusing on “I can’t eat this”.  Read your labels – the fewer ingredients, the better.  If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, avoid it!  Since a lot of you are probably traveling this weekend, I’m sharing two ideas for travel-friendly snack swaps.


The next time you’re craving something sweet, instead of a candy bar, try grabbing a That’s it bar. The name says it all – they are made solely from fruit (they also have vegetable varieties) and they taste GOOD!  My husband doesn’t like a lot of healthy products, but he always tries to steal a bite when I buy these bars.  I love that they are now readily available in mainstream grocery stores, as well as some gas stations like Sheetz.
That's it.


Jerky is one of my favorite travel snacks, but most brands contain a host of artificial ingredients.   My go-to swap is now the EPIC bar.  They have a lot of tasty beef, bison and lamb options, but my favorite variety is their Sriracha Chicken bar (ingredients below). I love the hint of spice it contains without being overpowering.  It’s a great way to get your protein in without all the junky fillers.

  • Natural Chicken, Sea Salt, Red Pepper Flake, Lactic Acid, Organic Chia Seeds, Garlic, Paprika, Onion, Celery Powder, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Cumin, Oregano

What are your favorite healthy travel snacks?  I’d love to hear about them!


The Planking Traveler

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