Jacob and I are preparing for our upcoming spring break trip, and I’ve been thinking about our snacking options. If you’re like us, a proper road trip must have the proper snacks. Before our weight loss journey, we snacked on all things horrible on our road trips (at least horrible for weight loss)–Sour Patch Kids, Doritos, some form of a chocolate bar, and pork rinds or cracklin’ strips. Clearly, these are not the best options; however, they are our favorite snack items while on the road. Needless to say, with this upcoming trip and future trips, we have to change up the way we snack. With that knowledge, I did a test run on snacks on a small day trip we took a couple of weeks ago. From that trip, I compiled a list of healthy snacks to satisfy the munchies. We aren’t 100% perfect (it’s hard for me to say ‘no’ to cracklin’ strips), but we do try to strive for healthy snacking excellence.
If you’re like me and use MyFitnessPal for your food diary, I highly recommend measuring out your portions and putting snacks in plastic baggies for road trips. Something like mixed nuts or Wheat Thins can become calorie busters if just eaten in handfuls.
-Mozzarella stick w/pepperoni
-Vegetables (I prefer sliced cucumber, grape tomatoes, or baby carrots)
-Mixed nuts or almonds
-Fresh fruit (I like clementines)
-Organic fruit snacks
-Whole grain crackers w/sliced cheese
-Chocolate covered fruit or nuts
Don’t forget to back a small trash bag, hand sanitizer, and napkins to help keep your car (and yourself) nice and clean while on the road.
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