The days surrounding Christmas and New Year’s are some of the busiest travel times of the year. You’ll be driving to the city, or back to the country, or flying to some exotic international locale to ring in 2015 on a beach with a piña colada in hand.
To keep stress to a minimum, it’s important to eat well -- but it's easy to forget this when faced with crowded airports and stop-and-go traffic. Instead of drowning your sorrows in a tin of leftover Christmas cookies, arm yourself with plenty of good snacks. Here’s what to make, and how to carry it with you:
More: Bonus points for spreading your graham crackers with peanut butter, honey, and bananas.
Any sort of cheese wrapped in Formaticum storage papers. In a truly dire moment of stress, turn to a slice of very good Manchego to calm your nerves. Eating cheese can create an opiate-like reaction, so it’s scientifically guaranteed to make traveling a little smoother.
Find more ideas for simple travel food here, and because we’re always looking for more, tell us in the comments: What are your most trusted travel recipes?
Photos by James Ransom