Road trips are about the journey, not the destination. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some great food on your way there! Here are some tips to make sure your car snacks (and meals) won’t be boring or unhealthy.
This is a great source of protein for between meals, but did you know it can be used to keep your skin hydrated? Before leaving on your trip, slather some peanut butter on areas of dry skin, e.g., heels, elbows, knuckles. Then pat it in and leave it on overnight. The next morning, rinse it off and your skin will be noticeably softer.
This is a great snack to have on hand, especially if you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet on your road trip. It’s also a good source of protein and healthy fats.
This is a great low-calorie snack that is also high in fiber and antioxidants. It’s also a good source of energy, so it’s perfect for when you need a little pick-me-up while driving.
This is another great low-calorie snack. Just make sure to pick ingredients that are nutritional powerhouses like nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
A thermos of hot or cold water
If you’re planning on stopping for meals while you’re out on the road, then this is a must-have. It’ll come in handy for heating up leftovers or making coffee or tea.
These are perfect for packing smaller portions of your favorite snacks. That way, you won’t be tempted to eat too much at once and you’ll have something to snack on throughout the day.
This is essential for keeping perishable food items fresh. If you’re going to be driving a long distance, it’s a good idea to pack an extra cooler in case you run out of space in the one you’re using.
A reusable water bottle
Staying hydrated is essential when you’re driving, especially in hot weather. A reusable water bottle will help you stay hydrated without having to waste plastic bottles.
Snack-sized resealable bags
These are perfect for packing small portions of your favorite snacks so you don’t have to worry about them getting stale before you have a chance to eat them all (although the dried fruit and nuts in trail mix should keep it fresh for several weeks).
An insulated lunch bag
This is perfect for keeping bottles or sippy cups of milk or juice cold when you’re on the road. It’s also great for storing perishable food when you pack a cooler, giving it extra insulation to keep your foods fresh longer.
In conclusion, having the right kinds of snacks on hand is essential for keeping you and your family happy (and healthy) when you’re on a road trip. So make sure to pack some of these great foods before you hit the road.