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Healthier Holiday Travel Snacking with Orchard Valley Harvest {Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Orchard Valley Harvest.

I don’t know about you guys but traveling (especially long car trips!) brings out my snacking side. I blame it on boredom and monotony but I can rationalize eating all kinds of snacks when I’m traveling that I would never eat in a typical day. I have developed several strategies to deal with this including making sure I have a good meal before I take off, packing snacks from home and stopping at places that I know have healthy options. I’ve also found that having good entertainment prevents me from getting bored so I rely on things like magazines, books and crosswords when I’m flying and audiobooks when I’m on car trips.

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My dad and I went to Walmart on my last night in Georgia to pick up a few things for dinner. While I was there, I spotted these new Orchard Valley Harvest snacks in the produce section and added a few to my cart to take in the car with me the next day as a healthy snack option for my trip home.

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I love, love, love that the Orchard Valley Harvest snacks are available in portioned out into grab and go sizes. I often pick up trail mix type of snacks when I’m traveling but they can be a major calorie bomb if you are mindlessly eating. A multi-serving bag can be gone in a matter minutes!

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I especially loved these dark chocolate almonds. I think almonds are a great snack in general but dip them in dark chocolate and I’m one happy girl!

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My favorite flavor is the Chocolate Raisin Nut. It’s a blend of chocolate covered raisins (<- one of my ALL TIME favorites!), almonds and peanuts. The nuts are perfectly seasoned with sea salt.

All of the Orchard Valley Harvest snacks are minimally processed and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are also non-GMO project verified.

Each snack pack has around 150 calories and less than 10 grams of sugar (even the chocolate covered almonds). I think they’re great to have on hand for a quick desk, purse or holiday travel snack.

Want to try them out? GOOD NEWS! I have a $50 Walmart gift card to give away to a reader so that you can try them out for yourself.

If you’d like to enter to win the gift card, just leave me a comment telling me your favorite healthy travel snack.

Giveaway open until Wednesday, November 25 at midnight. U.S. only. One entry per person.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orchard Valley Harvest. The opinions and text are all mine.



{ 141 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Rajul | Charlotte Veggie November 20, 2015, 9:38 pm

    My favorite healthy travel snacks are the 100 calorie almond packs, apples, and some version of a quinoa salad I make and throw into a disposable container!

  • 2
    Tara November 20, 2015, 9:40 pm

    I love quest bars and string cheese. I find protein really helps keep the munchies at bay on a long ride!

  • 3
    Crystal November 20, 2015, 9:41 pm

    My fav snack has always been toasted Ezekiel raisin bread with smashed avocado and black pepper and Himalayan salt!

  • 4
    Rachel November 20, 2015, 9:42 pm

    I always have Larabars stocked in my glovebox 🙂

  • 5
    elizabeth November 20, 2015, 9:51 pm

    I don’t travel much lately, but I like to get a kombucha for a treat when I’m running errands in town. For long car trips I like fruits/veggies/crackers.

  • 6
    Meg November 20, 2015, 10:27 pm

    Haaaaands down 180 brand snacks. Cashews, cane sugar, and fruit. SO. UNBELIEVABLY. GOOD. You’d think it’s just cashews what’s the big deal…I don’t get it either, but they are delicious.

  • 7
    Emily S November 20, 2015, 10:36 pm

    My favorite travel snack is actually these! The chocolate raisin nut mix! I have only seen them at Tjmaxx (odd, I know) but now I will be on the lookout for them at Walmart.

  • 8
    Dana S November 20, 2015, 11:54 pm

    I usually chop up cauliflower and sprinkle garlic gold nuggets on it

  • 9
    Tina November 21, 2015, 12:41 am

    trail mix is my favorite, and I usually try to make my own, but these look so good!

  • 10
    Melissa November 21, 2015, 1:55 am

    Almonds are my go to travel snack

  • 11
    Courtney November 21, 2015, 5:14 am

    Honey crisp apples + the bees knees PB with honey! ?

  • 12
    Mary H. November 21, 2015, 6:20 am

    My favorite travel snack is an apple that I cut up and smeared with almond or peanut butter and water

  • 13
    Angela November 21, 2015, 6:50 am

    I like packing cheese sticks and crackers!

  • 14
    Megan November 21, 2015, 6:53 am

    I didn’t know the Orchard Valley came in individual portions, I love that and will have to look for them in my local stores! My favorite healthy travel snack is fruit and string cheese.

  • 15
    Jacquelyn November 21, 2015, 7:14 am

    I love almonds and an apple or even coconut water!!!Delicious 😉

  • 16
    Jen November 21, 2015, 7:18 am

    I love roasted edamame and fresh fruit!

  • 17
    Whitney November 21, 2015, 7:19 am

    Fruit all the way!

  • 18
    Courtney November 21, 2015, 7:22 am

    My favorite travel snack is trail mix; can’t beat the sweet + salty!

  • 19
    Carrie November 21, 2015, 7:30 am

    I love a mix of unsalted, toasted almonds, peanuts and black mission dried figs. Perfect mix of salty and sweet.

  • 20
    Courtney D November 21, 2015, 7:33 am

    I pack apple slices, cheese, and Blue Diamond crackers. All of these hold up well on long trips.

  • 21
    Tracy W November 21, 2015, 7:38 am

    My favorite “healthier” travel snacks are protein or granola bars. They are easy to throw into a purse or even pocket.

  • 22
    Audrey November 21, 2015, 7:44 am

    My favorite road snacks are apples and string cheese!

  • 23
    John Mark November 21, 2015, 8:23 am

    Almonds

  • 24
    Caroline November 21, 2015, 8:34 am

    YUM! apples and peanutbutter are my go-to’s

  • 25
    ErikaMC November 21, 2015, 8:41 am

    I always pack grapes, baby carrots and trail mix. I live chocolate covered alminds and these are the perfect portions.

  • 26
    Brittany November 21, 2015, 8:41 am

    Banana and trail mix 🙂

  • 27
    Shannon November 21, 2015, 8:47 am

    I’d love to try these! My favorite snack on trips is fruit, bananas and apples hold well, and honestly pretzels and hummus. The hummus needs to be a bit more thought out, especially if you’re driving alone, but it’s delicious!

  • 28
    ali November 21, 2015, 8:48 am

    i like to have lara bars or kind bars on hand for traveling …….

  • 29
    Katie M November 21, 2015, 9:04 am

    Fresh fruit, trail mix and Kind Bars are my go to snacks!

  • 30
    R November 21, 2015, 9:25 am

    Apples cut up with pb or bananas with pb, ( we take the whole jar haha!) or the Justin’s packets are perfect for traveling too!

  • 31
    AER November 21, 2015, 9:44 am

    My favorite healthy snack is always fresh fruit! I love eating berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries) especially, and they always give me a little boost that I need!

  • 32
    Jen November 21, 2015, 9:59 am

    as a kid, i remember that whenever we would drive anywhere on long trips, my mother would pack out a little cooler with ice packs and cold fruit, washed and ready to eat! whenever i travel with them even now, we still do the cold fruit thing, plus beef/turkey/etc. jerky and a home-made trail mix (usually actually a mix of a few different store-bought trail mixes…)!

  • 33
    Zoe November 21, 2015, 10:01 am

    A favorite car trip snack would definitely be trail mix for me as well. Once the bag is open, it’s hard not to go through the whole thing 🙂 These portioned out snacks are the perfect solution.

  • 34
    Julie November 21, 2015, 10:14 am

    Definitely apples and baby carrots with some hummus pre-portioned in a little tupperware container. And, of course, granola bars (I like the Kashi ones) when I’m in a pinch!

  • 35
    Carolyn November 21, 2015, 10:16 am

    Baby carrots and almonds!

  • 36
    Klara Muzik November 21, 2015, 10:20 am

    Cut up apples, pears, nuts.
    Lately also Pea Snaps.

  • 37
    Alex November 21, 2015, 10:52 am

    Not really confident they’re healthy, but I like to have Quest Bars. I also love cashews and pecans.

  • 38
    amanda November 21, 2015, 11:18 am

    My favorite travel snacks are almonds and kind bars.

  • 39
    Joy November 21, 2015, 11:38 am

    On the go my favorite snack is fruit (an apple, pear, banana, or grapes) or a chia bar.

  • 40
    Rosie November 21, 2015, 11:43 am

    My favorite snack is raw cashews. After that, I would say dry roasted peanuts!

  • 41
    Julie November 21, 2015, 12:37 pm

    I like string cheese and apples as a healthy travel snack.

  • 42
    Stephanie G November 21, 2015, 12:47 pm

    My favorite potable snacks are quest bars, protein smoothies and fruit. Orchard Valley packs would be a lovely option to switch things up. Would love to try.

  • 43
    paige c November 21, 2015, 12:48 pm

    I love to travel with protein bars, trail mix or popcorn!

  • 44
    Lindsay November 21, 2015, 12:54 pm

    apples, string cheese, and KIND bars.

  • 45
    Mami2jcn November 21, 2015, 12:59 pm

    I love baby carrots…I’m eating them right now!

  • 46
    latanya November 21, 2015, 1:08 pm

    I like apple slices

  • 47
    Kelly D November 21, 2015, 1:44 pm

    Popcorn is my favorite travel snack.

  • 48
    Georgina November 21, 2015, 1:45 pm

    I went on a road trip with my family this summer & kind bars were my go to snack!

  • 49
    Morgan S November 21, 2015, 2:06 pm

    I often just grab a protein bar. But if I think ahead, I’ll freeze grapes for a refrhing snack throughout the trip!

  • 50
    Tracy November 21, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Fresh fruit, veggies & hummus and Quest bars!

  • 51
    Jennifer November 21, 2015, 2:37 pm

    If I am going out of town for awhile and need to eat up some raw produce I will just bring that! Sometimes I am lucky enough to have apples or nectarines which are great and easy to eat while driving. But I have literally shoved dry kale from a salad bag in my mouth going down the freeway because I didn’t want to throw it out before a trip out of town!
    I also try to drink a lot of water since the air blowing in the car can dehydrate you. And stopping for coffee of course! (I love McDonald’s coffee)
    Trail mix and stuff with chocolate is hard for me because it’s hard to stop at one portion, but if I’m traveling on an all-day car trip I will buy the bag, that has several servings. Even with 1000-1500 calories in the entire bag, I will just just eat the whole thing.

  • 52
    Haley November 21, 2015, 2:37 pm

    These look delicious! I love individual serving snacks too! My favorite snacks while traveling is definitely fresh fruit! Especially apples and bananas.

  • 53
    Laura T. November 21, 2015, 2:55 pm

    I always pack homemade trail mix. My current favorite is macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, chopped dried figs, unsweetened coconut flakes, and cashews!

  • 54
    Amanda November 21, 2015, 3:13 pm

    I love grapes on a road trip!

  • 55
    Lisa November 21, 2015, 3:36 pm

    Kind Bars. These would be great, love the variety!!

  • 56
    Eric November 21, 2015, 5:23 pm

    Jerky for protein/salt and apples/pears for sweets

  • 57
    Courtney Glausi November 21, 2015, 6:50 pm

    Definitely the dark chocolate almonds 🙂

  • 58
    Katherine November 21, 2015, 6:59 pm

    Apple with peanut butter. Sweet potato chips. YUM!

  • 59
    Ale November 21, 2015, 7:01 pm

    I’ve been grabbing chocolate coconut rxbars lately, but trail mix and dried fruit are always delicious as well.

  • 60
    Liz November 21, 2015, 7:37 pm

    I always pack some sort of granola bar, like a larabar or kind bar, and fresh produce

  • 61
    laura November 21, 2015, 8:17 pm

    Homemade trail mix!

  • 62
    Janice R. November 21, 2015, 8:42 pm

    I love to snack on apples, trail mix and granola when traveling.

  • 63
    sabrina November 21, 2015, 8:43 pm

    So yummy, love the dark chocolate covered almonds. My go to snack is apples, peanut butter and granola

  • 64
    HS November 21, 2015, 8:47 pm

    My favorite healthy travel snack is roast almonds.

  • 65
    Jeanna November 21, 2015, 8:49 pm

    I love apples and honey wheat pretzels while traveling 🙂

  • 66
    cyndi br November 21, 2015, 9:00 pm

    favorite travel snack is peanut butter and crackers

  • 67
    Kristi November 21, 2015, 9:28 pm

    I love snacking in the car so I generally will make and pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – fills me up and makes me feel like I snacked even when I didn’t.

  • 68
    Leah November 21, 2015, 10:16 pm

    Apples or jerky if am craving salty!

  • 69
    megan November 21, 2015, 10:17 pm

    My favorite healthy snacks are apple and oranges slices. But I always have larabars and kind bars on hand too!

  • 70
    Lyall November 21, 2015, 10:20 pm

    I traveled last week for work and brought a whole bag just for snacks/non fast food options. My favorite on the go snacks are the justins single serve peanut butter pouches to go with apples, bananas, or yogurt.

  • 71
    Susan Christy November 21, 2015, 10:51 pm

    Pretzels, string cheese and granola bars.

  • 72
    Katie M. November 21, 2015, 11:08 pm

    My favorites are Quest bars or Lara bars but I’m getting bored of them. This would be a great new snack to add!

  • 73
    Katie M November 21, 2015, 11:57 pm

    I always pack baby carrots, an apple, and almonds to munch on while traveling.

  • 74
    Tyneisha November 22, 2015, 12:09 am

    My favorite traveling snack is dried cranberries; sweet, tart, and perfect!

  • 75
    Kimberly M. November 22, 2015, 12:37 am

    My favorite healthy travel snack is grapes (red seedless) crackers and string cheese. The kids love all of them too.

  • 76
    Evie B. November 22, 2015, 12:44 am

    Pretzels, granola and protein bars and some type of nuts or nut mix are my picks.

  • 77
    paula s November 22, 2015, 1:20 am

    My favorite healthy snack is almonds. I love them!

  • 78
    Kenny November 22, 2015, 1:25 am

    Apple slices & almond butter! Thank you!

  • 79
    Diana November 22, 2015, 2:05 am

    My favorite healthy travel snacks are definitely little bags of nuts (like these Orchard Valley Harvest ones actually!), apples, and Kashi Honey Almond Flax bars!

  • 80
    Denise November 22, 2015, 2:07 am

    Dark Chocolate covered almonds–so good!

  • 81
    Jenniferanne November 22, 2015, 4:40 am

    My favorite snack is kale chips, followed by fruit rolls

  • 82
    Cheryl November 22, 2015, 5:35 am

    My favorite healthy travel snack is pistachios.

  • 83
    Amy November 22, 2015, 6:07 am

    apples and veggies with hummus (the hummus for the veggies, not the apples!)

  • 84
    Emma November 22, 2015, 6:25 am

    Usually fruit (apples + pears!) or toast with peanut butter!

  • 85
    Kristen November 22, 2015, 6:42 am

    My favorite’s a little container of grapes.

  • 86
    Kimberly November 22, 2015, 7:27 am

    I love snacking on nuts on the road. Usually I grab a pack of Justin’s Almond Butter or PB&Co, but I’d love the giftcard to try these packs of nuts too!

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    christine November 22, 2015, 7:43 am

    Roasted almonds!! Thank you for your beautiful blog!

  • 88
    Shannon November 22, 2015, 8:18 am

    I love having fruit, muffins, and granola bars to take with me!

  • 89
    Melissa November 22, 2015, 8:19 am

    An apple or a larabar have always served me well to handle any oncoming “hanger” during long trips!

  • 90
    Jonna Green November 22, 2015, 8:30 am

    My favorite healthy travel snacks would be apples and nuts!

  • 91
    Sandra November 22, 2015, 8:58 am

    My fav healthy snack is fage with chia seeds, crunchy almond or peanut butter, a scoop of chocolate whey protein and a sprinkle of granola….yumm!

  • 92
    Jodie November 22, 2015, 9:34 am

    Those snacks look amazing! My fav travel snack I have 2: a pack Justin’s nut butter and banana.

  • 93
    Lindsay November 22, 2015, 10:23 am

    Apple sauce pouches and string cheese!

  • 94
    Cara November 22, 2015, 12:03 pm

    My go tos are nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios and cashews are my fav), apples, and KIND bars!

  • 95
    Edye November 22, 2015, 12:10 pm

    My favorite healthy snack is grapes! I love eating them whenever I’m craving something a little sweet. They are so yummy and nutritious.

  • 96
    Hillary B. November 22, 2015, 1:24 pm

    My favorite travel snacks include pretzels or nuts and a sweet treat like sour candy.

  • 97
    Catherine November 22, 2015, 1:48 pm

    My favorites include larabars, homemade power bites, oranges, and unsalted cashews!

  • 98
    Melissa Box November 22, 2015, 1:49 pm

    My favorite travel snacks are chocolate peanut butter chia bars, but those chocolate covered almonds may become a new favorite! Will need to try. 🙂

  • 99
    Tera November 22, 2015, 2:20 pm

    I love unsweetened dried mango. Super yummy and sweet so it feels like a treat but healthier than candy or junk food.

  • 100
    Gina M November 22, 2015, 2:46 pm

    I like almonds and dried cranberries.

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  • 101
    Courtney November 22, 2015, 3:14 pm

    My go to travel snacks are apples Lara bars and single servings of peanut butter almond butter. Lots of water too!

  • 102
    Nicki Joseph November 22, 2015, 3:16 pm

    I love reading the comments here-there are some great ideas. My favorite are plantain chips. I love the ones from Trader Joes with hummus. So good!

    nickijoseph91@gmail dot com

  • 103
    April November 22, 2015, 3:30 pm

    My go-to travel snacks are fruit (usually bananas & apples) and homemade granola. 🙂

  • 104
    Tonya Atkinson November 22, 2015, 4:04 pm

    I am pretty simple I like to carry lightly salted Almonds

  • 105
    Julia November 22, 2015, 4:31 pm

    My favorite healthy travel snack is definitely trail mix (heavy on the almonds and cashews)! I’m also a fan of low sugar protein bars for some staying power.

  • 106
    Stephanie November 22, 2015, 6:41 pm

    my favorite healthy snacks are fruit, nuts, crackers, granola bars!

  • 107
    Judith November 22, 2015, 10:10 pm

    I love raw nuts

  • 108
    Liz November 23, 2015, 12:22 am

    Favorite travel snacks are small trail mix pouches, fruit, and bars like questbars and larabars!

  • 109
    Susan D. November 23, 2015, 12:49 am

    Love Kind bars

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    Darcy Mahan November 23, 2015, 8:33 am

    I make the drive from Charleston, SC to New Hampshire at least once a year, and that long of a trip requires LOTS of snacks. One of my favs is celery and cut-up green pepper slices; since I’m almost always dehydrated on this long drive, it feels good to have a snack with some hydration. Bonus: I can also feed my three pups in the back seat some veggies as well!

  • 111
    Erika W. November 23, 2015, 8:55 am

    We make a lot of road trips and we usually bring along carrot stick, cucumber sticks, granola bars and popcorn.

  • 112
    Jenna S. November 23, 2015, 8:59 am

    My favorite road trip/travel snacks are bananas and almond butter, trail mix or Kind bars.

  • 113
    Kim K. November 23, 2015, 9:36 am

    i keep a blueberry larabar on me at all times!

  • 114
    Terra Jackson November 23, 2015, 9:49 am

    I love to carry Kind bars for myself and Fig bars for my husband, I carry them in my purse so if we are out shopping , We can have a healthy snack instead of a drive thru unhealthy snack. But even then- sometimes it just takes an Ice cream cone to make the day perfect.

  • 115
    Lynda M. November 23, 2015, 10:27 am

    My favorite healthy travel snacks are Larabars, apples, almonds, carrots & mini cups of hummus.

  • 116
    Sarah November 23, 2015, 10:33 am

    Cannot go wrong with a packet of PB (I like Justin’s) and a handful of carrots. An apple is obviously delicious but squeezing PB on a whole apple and trying to gracefully take bites is a real challenge!

  • 117
    Laura November 23, 2015, 11:09 am

    I love almonds and cashews for a healthy road trip snack!

  • 118
    Jill November 23, 2015, 11:37 am

    Apples and/or raw almonds are my go-to travel snacks.

  • 119
    Britt November 23, 2015, 12:02 pm

    I love nuts, string cheese or portable pb packs!!

  • 120
    Amanda November 23, 2015, 12:22 pm

    Fruit, cheese and crackers!

  • 121
    stacey November 23, 2015, 12:58 pm

    quest bars, turkey/beef jerky

  • 122
    Maryz November 23, 2015, 1:31 pm

    I always have almonds and Lara Bars with me when I travel. These look delicious!

  • 123
    Kristen November 23, 2015, 1:45 pm

    Toasted almonds and apples! Yum?

  • 124
    Julie November 23, 2015, 3:20 pm

    I most often pack granola bars for quick travel snacks.

  • 125
    Lauren S November 23, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Almonds, raisins and cheese sticks are my go-to travel snacks!

  • 126
    Georgia Gilbert November 23, 2015, 5:57 pm

    Nuts, fruit and trail mix!

  • 127
    Christina C November 23, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Popcorn!

  • 128
    debbie November 23, 2015, 9:08 pm

    I love to snack on almonds on a trip. I also like to prepack a greek yogurt, homemade granola and fruit parfait.

  • 129
    Calli November 23, 2015, 9:18 pm

    I like granola bars.

  • 130
    Dianne Hall November 24, 2015, 1:47 am

    My go to is a banana with justin’s vanilla almond butter. I like the portable packets when I’m on the go.

  • 131
    Emily Smith November 24, 2015, 3:18 am

    I like to snack on grapes and almonds when traveling.

  • 132
    Nikki November 24, 2015, 7:38 am

    Veggies and hummus

  • 133
    Lori November 24, 2015, 8:10 am

    I love to make trail mix with cashews, almonds and tons of craisins!

  • 134
    Steph November 24, 2015, 10:39 am

    I love larabars! And string cheese and crackers:)

  • 135
    Rachel K November 24, 2015, 4:51 pm

    Larabars are my go-to travel snack

  • 136
    jeanne November 24, 2015, 6:54 pm

    Love homemade protein bars!

  • 137
    Breanna Pollard November 25, 2015, 3:52 pm

    I love to eat trail mix and fruit!

  • 138
    Dandi D November 25, 2015, 4:33 pm

    We like to snack on mixed nuts and cheese sticks.

  • 139
    Madeline November 25, 2015, 5:56 pm

    I love roasted almonds and dried apricots!

  • 140
    Lisa Brown November 30, 2015, 10:29 am

    We like to take dark chocolate thinkthin bars, crackers and dried fruit.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    gary decillis December 6, 2015, 8:00 am

    Jen, I too am a snacker, both on the road and at home. Always looking for healthy snacks and would love to try these. Its so easy to grab the BAD stuff. I love that company s are coming out with grab and go healthy snack. It makes our healthy life style easier to keep on track.

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