Booking an organised tour with the family when you’re on holidays is a great way to see the best sights of any holiday destination. But with lots of walking and moving around all day long, it’s important to have the right fuel with you to keep everyone going. While chocolate and chips are easy to grab, they won’t necessarily keep you feeling full and satisfied all day long.
If you’d like some snack inspiration, check out our list of the best delicious snacks to take with you on your Gray Line Day Tour:
Packing protein – Getting the right amount of protein will help you to not only feel full, but it will also keep you alert. Try packing some salmon and avocado sandwiches or bringing whole-grain crackers with cheddar cheese for topping. Yoghurt is also a delicious, filling snack.
Fresh fruit and veggies – It’s easy to grab a few bananas and apples and throw them into a backpack. Other easy fruits to bring include grapes and apricots. If you want to add a few veggies to the mix, put a few baby carrots and cucumbers in an air-tight container to snack on later. You can also bring peanut butter and hummus to use as a delicious dip to accompany the veggies. What’s great about fruit and vegetables is that they can also keep you hydrated because many of them have a high water content.
Nuts – Nuts and trail mix are a great easy snack that even the kids will love.
Popcorn – Lightly salted popcorn is a great alternative to potato chips. They’re light, crunchy and the kids will love it too, and they won’t feel like they’re missing out on junk food either.
Bottled water – For drinking, make sure you have packed plenty of water. When you are out all day – often in the sun – you want to be able to wash your snacks down with something cool and refreshing. Staying hydrated is really important, especially if you are going to be walking around for large parts of the day.
If you’re worried about keeping things cool, bringing everything in a cooler bag is a good idea. It will also help to keep your sandwiches and fruit and vegetables fresh.
When it comes to extra treats, you may want to put a few chocolate bars in your backpack too for good measure.
To ensure the kids are happy with the snacks you’re packing, it’s advisable to pack for the tour together. Let your child have input into what you’re bringing and they’ll be happy when they reach into your day pack for something to eat during the tour.
Remember, a little planning goes a long way when it comes to keeping snacks healthy, so give yourself time to prepare and you’ll have some great nutritious snacks to share with the whole family while enjoying your tour.