No matter where you’re going on a road trip, you’ll always need snacks for the car. Your initial response to this might be to pack along some candy, chips and unhealthy sandwiches, but if you want to stay healthy, you’ll need to spend some time shopping, chopping and packing for a healthier road trip with healthier road snacks. The following are some ideas to make your upcoming road trip healthy, delicious and fun.
First, trail mix is the perfect companion for a road trip. It even has the word trail in the name! Included in your trail mix should be some healthy nuts like almonds and peanuts, some dried fruits like dried cherries and strawberries and if you want something a little sweet, you can even add some dark chocolate chips.
Beef jerky is another great thing to bring along on a road trip, and if you have a dehydrator, you can even make it at home yourself. Beef jerky packs a lot of protein, but it is rather salty. If you make your own beef jerky, go light on the salt where you can.
You’ll also want to consider bringing along some cut up vegetables and fruits. Carrots, celery and cucumbers are ideal for this, and if you like radishes and tomatoes, bring some of those along as well. Naturally, cut up these veggies beforehand and put them into baggies or to-go containers. Fruits that are a great idea to take along on a road trip include clementines, oranges, bananas and grapefruits because they come with their own personal containers.
Finally, don’t forget a few extra things on your road trip to keep your car clean. You’ll definitely want to bring some napkins and paper towels, and you’ll need a bag for garbage as well. If any of the things that you pack require using a spoon or fork, don’t forget those too.
By following all of the tips and tricks listed above, you’ll be sure to have a fun road trip that will include healthy snacks, and wherever you arrive, you’ll feel much better for avoiding the junk food along the way.