Road trips are a delight for the whole family, but fast-food dining options and truck stop snacks can put a serious damper on your healthy lifestyle. Here’s a look at a handful of nutritionist-recommended healthy snacks for your summer road trip.
Here’s a popular pick that’s both healthy and affordable. Pop a bag before you hit the road for an easy on-the-go snack. You can also find pre-popped bags at gas stations and truck stops, but keep an eye on the labels to ensure that you’re making the healthiest choice. And if you’re really looking to cut calories, reach for air-popped popcorn.
Crackers and cheese
Both kids and grownups love this classic combination. For the healthiest snacking experience, choose whole-grain or seeded crackers, which provide fiber and more nutrients than standard saltines.
For a sweet treat that won’t give your kids a sugar rush, reach for dried fruit. Dried cranberries, raisins, pineapple, apples, and apricots make for satisfying, fiber-rich road trip snacks.
Veggies and hummus
If you find yourself craving a savory treat, consider veggies and hummus. Chop veggies like bell peppers and cucumbers before you hit the road, or simply pick up a pack of baby carrots to pair with your favorite hummus.
Don’t forget about your vehicle’s health on the road — before you hit the highway, bring your car, truck, or SUV in for a checkup at Steve Austin’s Auto Group in Bellefontaine, Ohio.