Summertime is for sun, water, relaxation and sometimes a ROAD TRIP - anyone taking a road trip this summer? The car is packed and you're ready to hit the road, but, when stomachs start rumbling, what's the plan? Fast food is an easy choice, but is it the best one? Check out these wasitline-friendly snacks you can keep in the car that will keep those hunger pangs at bay. Taking a flight somewhere? Most of these can be taken on a plane as well!
Waistline-friendly road trip snacks
Fruit's fiber and high water content will help keep you full and hydrated as you travel. But, unless you want a messy car, it's best that you either choose fruit that doesn't have a stem, a pit, or an outside covering, or prepare fruit ahead of time and place it into containers.
Calories per serving: 85–105
This is probably the least healthy option on this list since they're made with potato flour and not whole potatoes, but you could do a lot worse. Plus, they're a Tony Horton–approved road trip snack. You can feel like you're snacking on chips without loading your body up with who knows what.
Calories per serving: 120
Want to take your Shakeology on the road? Just mix a single-serving Shakeology packet (available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Greenberry, Chocolate Vegan, and Tropical Strawberry) with water and shake!
Calories per serving: 130-170
Though high in calories, seeds are high in heart-healthy magnesium and protein. Plus, cracking pumpkin or sunflower seeds open will keep your hands (if you're not driving!) and your mind busy while you're on the road. They can be high in sodium, so just take a look at the sodium levels or consider roasting your own.
Calories per serving (1/4 cup): about 160
HOMEMADE ENERGY BARS
The bulk of prepackaged bars sold at gas stations or convenience stores are loaded with sugar, preservatives and empty calories. These homemade bars can be made in minutes and contain only good-for-you ingredients like fruit and nuts.
Calories per serving: 124
This one is a combination of some of the already mentioned suggestions, but it's easy, convenient and fits in your purse (well my purse at least)! There are a bunch of flavors, so check the ingredients to stay away from added sugars. They also come in single serving packets. My friends who know me best know that I would never travel without it!
Calories per serving: 150-200