Eating healthy while you’re on the road can be tough, especially when there’s a convenient fast food restaurant at every exit. Instead, stay away from the greasy fast food and bring your own healthy road trip snacks! We’ve found some quick, nutritious snacks to bring with you in the car that can be prepared in minutes and will help you avoid pigging out on junk food.
These are the perfect alternative to a messy ice cream cone! Put yogurt in a plastic bag, cut a hole in the corner and squeeze small circles on to a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes. They will melt fast so make sure you keep them in the cooler.
Fill the bottom of a jar with about an inch of peanut butter and add sticks of celery on top. Kids can just dip away and screw the lid on to prevent a mess when they’re all done. You could also do this with veggies and hummus.
This is a convenient twist on the classic peanut butter and banana combo, and they couldn’t be easier to make. Just take two slices of banana and put a dab of peanut butter between them.
Trail mix is one of the most versatile snacks and is perfect for those picky eaters. Take your kids’ favorite nuts, like almonds, cashews and pistachios, mix them all together with some dried fruit, and maybe even throw in a few chocolate chips. Allow the kids to make it to their own liking, but hopefully they won’t just make a bag of chocolate chips!
This crispy snack is much less salty than other chips and easy to make. All you need is a slicer, cut them super thin for extra crunchy chips, and then place them on a dehydrator. Try adding lemon juice, spices, or a dash of salt for extra flavor.
The next time you’re planning a big road trip, use these ideas to plan out healthy snacks ahead of time. By bringing good, nutritious food with you in the car, you’ll be far less likely to hit a drive-thru.