Every year my family take a vacation to Florida over Christmas. This means that every year we have Triscits and fried chicken as we go through the drive throughs on our twenty hour journey. I know I have done this in the past, but today I want to remind us of the art of healthy snacking. On a long car ride, it is always important to be getting your protein in because protein is truly the only thing that will curb your hunger.
My car trip snack list is as follows:
Almonds- these almonds give you a healthy fat and protein
Granny Smith Apples- these are easy to eat on the road and are always great sources of fiber
Fruit- whether it is bananas, berries, or oranges, it is a wonderful treat that especially helps if you are having your sweet tooth craving
Carrots- carrots are filling and easy to eat on the road. Pair it with some homemade hummus and you are on your way to paradise
Celery and Almond Butter- keep this wonderful treat seperate and it’s a clean treat
Sweet Potato Fries- makes these a day or two before your trip and keep for the road. Finger food is always a great option! Make them salty or sweet (with stevia) and it is a great road trip food!!
While you are traveling throughout your holiday season, make sure you have your healthy snacks, and when you see the junk and it starts looking good, go for the almonds. Remember how hard you have worked for this! Don’t lose it!