Healthy Snacks for Road Trips

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Fruit and Nut bars, healthy protein bars or Granola bars

These are great to keep in your sightseeing bag and they are non-perishable so they will last through out your road trip.

Raw Pumpkin Seeds:

Not only are these tasty and crunchy, they are also high in potassium and very good for the heart.  You can either opt to eat them on their own or you can add them to a trail mix for a colourful pick-me-up. Or ultimately you could get fancy and toast some with cinnamon before you head out of the house.

Fruit Snacks:

Bring out your inner child and choose fruit snacks when you have a sweet tooth. Made solely of fruit (no added sugars) there’s no need to worry about getting a sugar rush.

Raw Red Peppers:

If you have time before you set off for your road trip, slice up some raw red peppers (or your favorite veggies) and place into a container.

DIY Trail Mix

Get creative and mix together your favorite nuts and add-ins. Some creative ideas: raw almonds, pistachios, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds and dark chocolate chips. YUM!

Dried Fruit:

When getting dried fruit always remember that dried fruit is whole fruit that has been concentrated down, so choose varieties that have no added sugar (fruit itself is sugary enough).

Cheese

Choose cheese that is firm and easy to hold. Any sort of cheddar or other firm cheese may also work as well. Just cut it up into small pieces that are easily handled.

Summer berries

Throw together blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or any mix of berries in a plastic container. This snack can get messy, so unless you’ve got a bunch of napkins tucked away in your glove compartment; leave this one for the rest stop.

 

 

 

Yogi Sip:

Yogi Sip is a great mobile sip snack. One 300ml Yogi Sip is packed with calcium which builds good healthy bones and is extremely easy to sip while on the road without having to worry about making a mess.

Pretzels:

Pretzels make for a one of the simplest snacks for road trips. They are convenient and kids love them! Pop them in a zip lock bag and hey presto, you have another great snack.

Jelly Babies:

Nowadays most soft jelly sweets are fat free, which means you can happily give these treats to your kids without having to worry about them getting hyper.

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