Imagine this: You’re driving down the highway when you begin to hear faint cries coming from the back seat. “I’m hungryyyyy,” the voices proclaim over and over like a broken record. You look around and all you can see for miles are the signs for McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell. Sound familiar?
With all due respect to those fine fast-food institutions, sometimes you’re just craving a healthier on-the-road menu. Why not pack along these no-fuss snacks to tide you over on the road?
1. Organic Trail Mix – The Perfect Energy Snack
Easy and simple to make, a healthy trail mix will provide you and your travel mates with essential fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and many other nutrients and minerals that your body needs for energy.
2. Salad in a Jar
This salad-layering method is a brilliant idea for travelers. You get all the delicious nutrients of your favorite salads without the wilting of made-ahead versions. Oh, and it looks pretty, too!
3. Frogs on a Log
Give this childhood treat a delicious twist by swapping the peanut butter and raisins for cream cheese and olives. Ribbit!
4. Sweet and Crunchy Snack Mix
This one-of-a-kind munching mix is loaded with your kids’ favorite snack foods, but grownups will enjoy this tasty treat as well!
5. Frozen Grapes and Kiwi
Freezing brings out the sweetness of the fruit, and the cool temperature reminds you to slow down while eating. Plus, freezing means you won’t have to worry about the fruit getting warm and soggy during the long ride.
6. Healthy Bagel Sandwiches
For sandwich lovers, this simple alternative will hit the right notes without all the mayo-laden mess of the shrink-wrapped gas station versions.
Traveling doesn’t necessarily mean you have to decide between fast food or over-priced dinners. Plan ahead and pack healthy meals that will satisfy everyone on board.
Have you tried any of these road trip snacks? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment below and let us know your favorite on-the-road snack.