Eating healthy while you’re on the road can be really hard. Often, it’s easier to head to a drive-through and eat greasy burgers and fries because they’re quick and cheap. But there are so many other quick things you can whip up to take on the road, and it’s always much cheaper to cook at home, so you have no reason to settle for fast food! Take a peek at some of the quick, simple recipes below and make it easy on yourself to eat well while you’re away from home.
- Fruit Cups – I say fruit “cup” because fruit “salad” is a bit misleading. It’s always easy to throw together fruit slices for an easy, yummy snack. I like strawberries, kiwis, and bananas together, but you can throw in pears, peaches, and apples, too. Plums and orange slices are also a good addition to any fruit mix. Just be sure to cut up fresh fruit instead of using pre-canned, because the pre-canned varieties often have loads of nasty, sugary syrup, and all of that water can be messy in the car. Throw your fruit in a bowl with a lid, stow in a cooler, and reach in and grab some whenever you like!
- Homemade trail mix – I love trail mix. It’s got so many different vitamins in it because you have a mix of foods, and it tastes great! It’s also easy to make and easy to take around. It follows the same concept as the fruit idea above: grab some nuts. Almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, whatever tickles your fancy! You can throw them in a pan with a little oil and roast them or eat them raw, which is what I prefer. Throw in some chocolate chunks, too. I say that because M&Ms aren’t real chocolate, and dark chocolate is always a better alternative to milk chocolate. You can also add raisins, cranberries, dried blueberries, dried apples or any dried fruit, and many other yummy bite-sized pieces! You can toast bread in oil to make croutons and throw those in as well.
- Sandwiches – If you’re planning to take a cooler with you, make some really tasty sandwiches with turkey, avocado, and pepper jack cheese. Use rye, whole wheat, or honey wheat bread instead of white bread. You can also use baguettes or bagels. If you use big bread, cut it into small squares to make the sandwiches easier to eat and store.
I hope you decided to make some healthy snacks to take with you on vacation. It’ll save you money and heart disease. Couldn’t ask for better benefits, could you?
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