I have an upcoming road trip in the very near future, we will be site seeing, hiking, taking pictures, stopping for food, gas, and water quite a few times along the way. Which got me thinking about road trip food. What kinds of foods do you usually eat while on a long road trip? Do you stock up at gas stations with chips, hot dogs, candy bars, soda, coffee, or beef jerky? Do you eat out along the way at truck stops and small diners? Or do you pack a cooler full of healthy treats? I know for most people easy and simple when on a road trip is very important.
My advice for your next road trip would be to pack a cooler for your snacks and even some meals if need be.
Road trip snacks:
Water, Homemade trail mix, hard boiled eggs, turkey sandwiches, apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears, plums, salads (put your salad in a plastic container and dressing in separate small container), low-fat string cheese, nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and cooked chicken breasts.
Plan ahead and make it a priority. Just because you go on vacation, doesn't mean that your healthy life style and habits need to go on vacation too.
You don't have to fall victim to gas station food temptation.