Road trips have always been popular, but they’ve only become more common as the COVID-19 pandemic made travel by bus, airplane, and rail less doable over the past year. It’s safe to say that at some point on your road trip, you’re going to get hungry. And rather than stopping off at a fast-food joint, you’ll be better served by packing some healthy on-the-go snacks. Here are some great options:
Nuts are packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Not only are they nutritious, but they also help you to feel full thanks to the protein and fiber content. Try to find a lightly seasoned variety that isn’t loaded down with a lot of salt, and you have a great, portable, easy-to-eat snack on the road.
Many jerky varieties are full of artificial preservatives and sodium but do some extra research, and you’ll find plenty of healthy, organic alternatives. Finding a healthy beef or chicken jerky strip is a fantastic way to satisfy those hunger cravings on the road! There are even jerkies out there that align with the gluten-free and Paleo diets, for example.
Fresh fruit is always an option for road trips, but you’re left with the banana peel or the apple core to dispose of. When you bring along a package of dried fruit, it’s a great low-mess way to get those nutrients in a more convenient package. Plus, it’s delicious! Try dried banana, apple slices, mango, or kiwi.
Protein bars or nut bars are always a good option on the go, including for road trips. Try to find bars that are made with natural, organic ingredients with minimal preservatives and additives. Unfortunately, many protein bars aren’t that good for you thanks to artificial flavors and added sugar. If you can find a healthy version, though, it’s a great choice for your next adventure.
String cheese is conveniently packaged, easy to eat on the road, and more nutritious than you might think. They’re loaded with calcium and protein, and they don’t contain as much fat and calories as other types of snacks. Cheese wheels or chunks work well, too.
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