These are the perfect healthy snacks to bring along with you in the car to maintain your nutrition and fitness goals even when travelling!
A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I went on a 10 hour road trip to Massachusets.
Long time to be stuck in a car, right?
When I’m going to be in the car that long, I know that I’m BOUND to get hungry.
ESPECIALLY since I usually like to eat approximately every 3 hours.
If we break that up into meals, I would need approximately 3 meals or snacks for the entire duration of the trip in order to prevent any grumpiness from kicking in.
Now here’s the thing.
I am not a fan of eating out a lot when I travel.
I find that it just throws my whole system out of whack.
If you know what I mean….
So I always plan in advance of my trips some healthy snacks to bring along.
Just so I’m prepared for when that hunger strikes.
They have to meet some important criteria though in order to pass the test.
The snack choices have to:
- Be easy to prepare
- Be healthy
- Be easy to pack
- Be delicious!
Here are my top four fit snacks that contain a source of fibre and protein — the winning strategy for keeping hunger at bay. And the best part is that these snacks meet all of the criteria above!
1. Lean Chicken Meatloaf Muffins + Whole grain pita
3. Sweet Potato Hummus + Fresh Vegetables
4. Spicy Nuts + piece of fruit
In the car, Matt and I practically lived on these snacks, along with some random trips to the grocery store to pick up some fresh items like fruits and veggies.
I didn’t get any complaints from Matt’s end either, so I’m thinking he was enjoying the homemade snacks that I offered him every few hours.
Gotta keep the guy happy!
We managed to pull off a pretty healthy trip (with the exception of the GIANT piece of cheesecake that I had at the Cheesecake factory).
Ya gotta keep the balance, right?
Feel free to use these recipes for your next road trip!
How do you stay healthy and fit while travelling?