Truth be told, I rarely leave the house without snacks but I wouldn’t dare take a road trip without a few snacks in tow.
Try these tips to stock your next road trip right…
Choose foods with protein and/or fiber to keep you satisfied. My favorite (for any travel day) is peanut butter + honey on whole grain bread with an apple or a bag of grapes.
Other good options: nuts, fresh fruit, grape tomatoes, sugar snap peas, soy nuts, wasabi peas, roasted chickpeas, popcorn, hard cheese, all natural jerky, whole grain crackers & nut butter and yogurt if you have a cooler.
If you hit up the convenience store… Leave the chips on the shelf if you know you can’t eat just one (or two). Opt for a pack of pistachios or a fiber rich granola bar instead of chips.
Bring water. Sip on bottles of water or unsweetened tea to stay hydrated. If it’s hot and you don’t have AC (bless you!), stop off for a cup of ice to keep you cool for the trip.
Plan an actual meal stop. Snacking can only get you so far. Just as you must refuel the car, refuel your body with some real food. Too much snacking leaves you feeling unsatisfied and may lead to a ravenous attack on the first real meal you get.
Hopefully these tips will get you on the right track. Focusing on healthier options along the way can help you look and feel your best when you reach your destination.
Now I want to know…what is your favorite road trip snack? Let me know in the comments.
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