It seems like we're always either going somewhere or getting ready to go somewhere these days.  Jonny's taken a few road-trips without me and preparation is important so that he has enough healthy snacks for the car and hotel if he's staying over.  Over the past couple of months, I've come up with a list of go-to items that work for us.  We usually bring at least one cooler packed with ice to keep the perishables fresh.  Obviously, plane travel requires scaling down the cold stuff. 

#1 Kale Chips of course - instead of my normal airtight storage containers, I put a bunch into ziplock bags - you would be surprised how many you can fit!

#2 Crudite - cut up celery, peppers, baby carrots with hummus in a separate container.

#3 Fresh fruit - apples, grapes, strawberries.  I wash and dry them to make sure they don't get mushy.

#4 Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on sprouted wheat bread.  This has become one of Jonny's favorite lunches and I always pack a few for the road.

#5 Larabars - we especially like the Apple Pie and Peanut Butter Cookie flavors.  If you haven't tried Larabars yet, they are really good!  They are made of fruit and nuts with no added sugar.

#6 Jars of peanut butter and fruit-only jelly.  This is a back-up in case there are no good breakfast options.  When we were in Chicago, we got whole wheat bagels and fresh fruit at a deli near our hotel and made sandwiches in our room the first morning when we were in a rush.

Thanks to Miss Heidi for suggesting this post.  I'd love to hear other ideas for go-to travel foods.