Road trips are a great way to explore the country and have some fun in the process. While many of us enjoy the guilty pleasure of eating some junk food while we’re on the road, if you’re trying to improve your health, you need to find snacks that will fit the bill on the road as well as at home. Here are a few ideas when you are looking for healthy snacks to eat on the road for you to consider.
- Beef Jerky. While many brands of beef jerky are loaded up with sodium, there are usually lower-sodium options as well. Not only will jerky (beef or turkey) provide you with protein instead of sugars, but jerky packages can be found in smaller portion-sized bags, making it easy to avoid overeating.
- Whole Fruits & Dairy. Many convenience stores are willing to carry a few snacks that are around for the health-conscious eaters, even going as far as carrying some small options like fruits, vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, and cheeses. Whole fruit options are convenient, easy to eat, have vitamins and fiber and can easily be paired with other snack options.
- Staying well-hydrated is crucial to satiating hunger and the fatigue that can come along with long travels. In addition to being more alert, you won’t have the same feelings of energy and crashing like you would after drinking a soda.
Eating the right snacks on the road can help you better enjoy the trip and keep you from feeling bloated and fatigued once you reach your destination. If you want to bring some more treats as your snacks, choose small portions over the family-size bags and try to space out the treats.