Taking off for parts unknown, weekend road trip or family vacation; These can all throw off the best of intentions to make healthier choices. We don't want to waste time at convenience stores plus the prices are so high which can really make a hole in the budget for souvenirs, adventure and fun! Here are some tips for saving money and staying on the whole foods train while traveling!
*Make up your own trail mix! Almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews or other nuts and seeds then add a few raisins or dried cranberries also some enjoy life dark chocolate chunks! Divide into baggies for on the go snacking and nourishment!
*Raw fruit, raw veggies, gluten free pretzels (or look for a healthy whole grain version), sprouted crackers/gluten free crackers and Justin's nut butter packets.
*Hard boiled eggs, peeled and ready to eat!
*Individual Yogurt cups: I recommend these brands: Stonyfield Organic 100% Grassfed Yogurt, Stonyfield Organic Greek Whole Milk Yogurt, Siggi's 0% Strained Icelandic Style Sky Vanilla, Maple Hill Creamery Yogurt/Greek style as well, Noosa Vanilla Yogurt, Organic Valley Grassmilk
Adding chopped pecans, walnuts and chia gives you some extra protein plus healthy fats and omega fatty acids which all help you stay full and satisfied!
*Make your own granola bars! Or you can find a bulk box of one of these brands I recommend:
Health Warriors Chia bar
Rise Almond Honey Protein
Zing Chocolate coconut
Simple Squares Coffee
22 Days Nutrition Nut Butter Buddha or Enlightened Pumpkin Seed
Annie's Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Granola or Oatmeal Cookie Granola bar
KIND Cashew and Ginger Spice, Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt, and Dark Chocolate Chili Almond
LaraBar Renola Cocoa Coconut, ALT Lemon pound cake, Uber Dark Chocolate Turtle
Ginnybakes Karma, Love and Apricot Ginnybar
all under 8 grams of sugar and with some decent protein amounts as well.
*Cook up some chicken breast and take some avocados along, mix and eat together withs some Just Mayo! Perfect roadside meal at a rest stop!
*Another option for that rest stop snack/meal is Salads in a Jar! Layer up your favorite salad fixings, be sure to put the dressing on the bottom, then the heavier toppings like hardboiled egg, protein, tomatoes and other veggies then lettuce and greens are last! Shake to mix right before enjoying!
*Cooked Quinoa! After it cools, add some peas, carrots, cabbage and onion..... divide up into servings and enjoy! This can be taken along in some glass canning jars!
*All natural, uncured meat jerky! Quick and easy!
*Deli Roll Ups! Get some organic and sprouted tortillas, add some natural deli meat in the middle along with some spinach, peppers and any other yummy veggies! Be sure and spread on some mayo or ranch too! Roll it up, cut into "sushi" size pieces, pack and enjoy on the trip!
*Hummus on the go! Put some hummus in the bottom of a glass canning jar, 4 oz works well, then cut up some carrot sticks, celery sticks and bell pepper slices and place in the jar, into the hummus! Place lid on and pack to take on the road! You can do the same with Ranch dip if you prefer!
*Snack Stack! You need a container deep enough to place nuts on the bottom, then some crackers, cheese and some uncured pepperoni or salami! Enjoy on the road from the driver's seat or back seat!
I hope you enjoy these ideas! Be sure and stay hydrated too! Happy Travels!