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Road trips are an amazing escape from your every day hustle and bustle.
But one major step in preparation is packing snacks for your road trip. When you travel from one destination to the next, you’ll be trapped in the car for hours. Some how, cars have this hypnotizing affect makes the hours just fly by. This quickly leads to you becoming starved of hunger. Extreme hunger during those long car rides can make you want to buy junk food from every fast foods restaurant you pass.
In order to avoid that temptation of eating at unhealthy fast food restaurants, I found 11 easy and healthy road trip snacks for you to enjoy while you travel. These road trip snack ideas require little cooking, are low carb, cheap and easy. They are actually tasty snacks. Many are high in protein to give you plenty of energy during the long drive. Many of them require no cooler.
You can enjoy yummy snacks on your road trip as if you are right at home.
VEGETABLE ROAD TRIP SNACKS:
- sweet potato fries
- baby carrots
- sliced cucumber
- backed potato
- celery sticks
- salads in a mason jar
If your goal is to stay healthy during a long road trip, try preparing vegetable slices in bags ahead of time. These are some of your options as a vegetarian or a vegan who is planning on road tripping.
I personally love clean eating even when traveling because it doesn’t make me feel weighted down or heavy. When you eat junk food at fast food restaurants you can start feeling unhealthy. Although the food might be quick and cheap its not worth the after affect.
ROAD TRIP SNACKS: DIPS
- peanut butter
If vegetables are hard for you to eat along, add them with a dip with your healthy vegetable snacks. Although the Vegetables are healthy they require a cooler to stay fresh.
FRUIT ROAD TRIP SNACKS
- dried fruit
Fruit is a delicious road trip snack for you to enjoy during any vacation. These snacks require a cooler so make sure to plan accordingly. It also requires some preparing ahead of time by storing in plastic bags to store during your road trip.
ROAD TRIP SNACKS: LOW CARB
- chia seeds
- ground flaxseed
- whole grain crackers
- whole-grain brain for sandwiches
PROTEIN ROAD TRIP SNACKS
- boiled egg
- peanut butter
- almond butter
- string cheese
- greek yogurt
- cottage cheese
- granola bar
- cheese crackers
Protein road trip snacks will give you energy to get through your long road trip. Eating protein filling an will limit the feeling of starvation on your road trip. Some of these protein options require no cooler while others do.
ROAD TRIP SNACKS: SWEET TREATS
- fruit snacks
- animal crackers
- dark chocolate
ROAD TRIP SNACKS: SALTY CRAVINGS
- Chex mix
During your road trip you’re bound to have sugar and salt cravings. Including these snacks doesn’t mean you can no longer healthy, just eating them in moderation will help you enjoy your road trip.
- seltzer water
- apple juice
- orange juices
It’s so important to stay hydrated during your road trip but not not overload yourself with sugary drinks like sodas that will make you crash while you are trying to stay awake to drive. Make sure to stock up on healthy drinks or just get a water bottle you can refill on a consistent basis.
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Katerina is the creator behind Pacificpetite. She’s worked as a Cardiac Registered Nurse for 6 years and is passionate about preventing illness in children and adults. She spends most of her time traveling the work and educating people on health and wellness.
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