Are healthy road trips even real? How do you walk into a convenience store and purchase health snacks when most of the available options are chips and candy? You set your mind to it is how. In an ideal world you would have the time and energy to shop for the snacks, and maybe even some meals ahead of time, yet we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in a world where convenience stores sell inconvenient snacks and food, so here are a few tips that may help you possibly prepare ahead of time, and if that’s not possible make due with what you can find in the middle of nowhere.
- Shop ahead of time for snacks: If you know you’re taking the road trip a week or two in advance make the time to purchase your snacks ahead of time. It doesn’t have to be prepared meals it can be snacks. Granola bars, nuts , dried fruits, baby carrots, hummus, etc. Another idea would be to make a ton of peanut butter sandwiches to take along with you.
- Give our Juice Plus Bars a try: packed with protein and fiber to help you replace all of those empty calories we get from chips with healthy ones that’ll make you feel full longer. Low-glycemic, gluten free, non- dairy. These Complete Nutrition Bars deliver a perfect snack for any diet.
- Check out the smoothies: Convenience stores carry all sorts of pretty healthy smoothies nowadays, which is pretty awesome, since smoothies can be pretty filling. And an added bonus is that you’re also getting some pretty great nutrition in.
- Buy the over priced fruits: health is worth any price, so yes, buy that overpriced fruit instead of the candy bars that are probably selling at the same price.
- Are you Nuts: Most convenience if not all have nuts and seeds available. Nuts have both protein and healthy fats, and the crunch may fool you into thinking your chowing down on chips. Most people reach for the roasted, yet a fact that might make you reach for the raw option is that roasting can damage the healthy fats and create a harmful substance called acrylamide.
Ultimately, do your best to keep your snacks and meals as healthy as possible. Road trips can be tiring, and without the proper nutrition you may wind up returning from what was supposed to be a vacation a little more drained instead of relaxed and refreshed. Hope you’ve found these tips helpful. What are some of your own road trip health hacks?