Because it seems like it might violate some kind of golden road trip rule, we’d never ask you to quit eating junk food cold turkey on a road trip. We would, however, like to suggest a few healthy alternatives to pop and chips that’ll keep your energy levels up and those hunger pains at bay.
Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, and even seeds of the pumpkin and sunflower variety are packed with protein and good fat. Choose unsalted to keep your sodium levels in check, and be mindful of moderation — try not to eat the whole bag in the first 20 minutes of your trip.
Eat your Fruits and Veggies
Pack your cooler with pre-washed and sliced fruits and veggies — cherry or grape tomatoes, baby carrots, snap peas, celery sticks, berries, oranges, apples and whatever you love. Toss in some protein, such as hummus or peanut butter, and you instantly have a healthy dip.
Pre-cut, pre-packaged hard cheese slices, strings or cubes (low fat if you like) go great with apples and grapes. Pack some cheddar, gouda and Swiss and you’ll be set to host hors d’oevres hour on the move.
Get Wild About Water
Straight up water, carbonated water or 100 per cent fruit or veggie juice is the way to go to keep you hydrated and alert all day — and it’s a fine alternative to sugar-loaded, empty-calorie pop and energy drinks.
Before you pack your cooler and pull out of the driveway, ask us about an upgrading to a Plus Membership, which covers you for up to a 160km tow if your vehicle breaks down while travelling.