Healthy travel snacks that will save you money
By Aimee Heckel
You’re being ripped off.
We all know that food is marked way up in airports and on flights, but a study by TravelSupermarket shows just how much.
Some food items and drinks are marked up as much as 2,601 percent on the plane.
Hot tea is one of the worst offenders, going for $4 on some flights. Or you can make it at home for just over a quarter. A bottle of water can cost close to $3 on some flights.
Stop throwing your money down the (obnoxiously loud) airplane toilet. A little planning can save you big bucks on your next trip.
Here are some of our favorite inexpensive travel snacks to pack in your carry-on.
GoBites.com are all-natural, pre-portioned, grab-and-go packages of healthy snacks. Order GoBites to meet your dietary needs, from gluten-free to paleo. And best of all, they are delivered right to your door — or your hotel room, when you’re traveling. No more vacation time wasted at the grocery store, and no more excuses to blow your healthy diet.
Some of our favorite flavors: Banana Split (with organic cavendish bananas, golden cherries and coconut) and Essential Energy (organic raisins, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, coconut, cashews, bananas, pineapple, dates, coconut, pumpkin seeds — does it get any better?).
Try something new: GoBites newest package is a mixture that includes blackberries and dark-chocolate-covered cacao nibs. Better than dessert.
Pack a Vapur Water Bottle instead of falling prey to the jacked-up beverage prices beyond security. These collapsable, reusable “anti-bottles” can be stashed in a pocket or purse when not full. And their MicroFIlter technology removes 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria and protozoa. The Shades line costs less than $10 per bottle.
- Kids Vapurs come with sticker sheets so they can customize their own anti-bottle.
- Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
Another great filtered water bottle line is the Zero Water ZB-030. This filter will tell you the exact moment that it needs changed, and the bottle can hold 28 ounces of water. Find it at Sears for $23.73. Save money by taking advantage of a Sears coupon and pairing it with Cash Back.
Learn more about saving money at Sears here.
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