Spend Summer Road Trips Eating Right

When you’re on the road for hours at a time, it’s easy to let fast food and truck stop meals persuade your taste buds. But, it’s not hard to eat healthy on the road! Check out these suggestions for some great on-the-go meals and snacks to tie you over between meals.

Fruits & Veggies

When reaching for fruits and veggies to take on road trips, aim for varieties that don’t bruise, stain, or spoil easily. If you opt to take dried fruits, make sure you turn for a brand that does not have any added sugar in it. Apples, clementines, carrots, and snap peas, for example, are all ideal for long drives.

Protein

If fruits and veggies aren’t your thing, don’t worry, there’s room for meat too. Beef jerky and nuts make perfect protein-filled snacks. They don’t require a refrigerator and they hold you over for long periods of time. Bring along some nut butter to dip your fruit in, too! For something to satisfy a little more completely, bring canned tuna or salmon to pair with crackers.

Sweet Tooth

Want something to balance the salty? Reach for some whole grain, fruit cookies, or chocolate covered nuts. You can even buy organic fruit snacks! These snacks will satisfy the sweet craving without making you loosen your belt.