Packing for a 3 week long trip (for five people) is just the worst.

I mean I can think of much worse things, like the Black Plague or global warming, but packing is right up there on the list of “things I just don’t want to deal with.”  We leave in just 5 short days!!  I’ve started an extensive list (me?  a list?!?) but I’m sure Friday night will roll around and the only thing I’ll have laid out for our trip to Colorado will be the snacks.  ;)

Speaking of road trip snacks – they can get really unhealthy if I’m not careful.  Hours on the road, bored and tired.  I automatically reach for the big ol’ bag of peanut butter M&M’s and a diet coke at whatever gas station we happen upon.  And my kids?  They’ll want milkshakes and Sour Patch Kids.  I’m not against a few treats along the way but for this trip, I’m trying my hardest to pack HEALTHY, protein & fiber rich foods that will energize us (<–we’ll need it – we’re driving for 22 hours and a lot of it overnight).

Here’s a list of everything I’ll be packing!

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

I’ve divided the snacks into a two different categories:  Dry Goods & Cold Goods

Dry Goods

  • Blue Diamond Almonds (honey roasted cinnamon & lightly salted)
  • Quest bars (Smore & chocolate chip cookie dough flavors)
  • Detour bars
  • Fruit leathers
  • Original cheerios (for Porter)
  • Veggie straws
  • Bananas
  • Pork Jerky (we love this Krave Black Cherry BBQ )
  • Sunflower seeds (Travis requests these every road trip – hulling them with his teeth helps to keep him awake on night drives)

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Cold Goods

  • Edamame hummus
  • Organic baby carrots (bagged)
  • Cut celery & broccoli
  • Fresh fruit (kiwi, blueberries & strawberries)
  • Earth’s Best baby food pouches
  • String cheese
  • Kombucha (nothing worse than an upset “carsick” tummy)
  • Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled eggs

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Can we talk about these hard boiled eggs for a second?  Eggland’s Best hard-cooked peeled eggs are selected and produced from Grade AA farm-fresh medium EB eggs.  They deliver all the same benefits of their fresh shell eggs (vs ordinary eggs) but are SO convenient (and especially when you’re in a car and don’t want to have to deal with peeling an egg!!).  Each egg has 60 calories, zero carbs and 5 grams of protein, meaning you can snack on a couple and be satiated for a few hours.  Everyone in my family adores eggs so these definitely had to be included in our cooler for the van.  Thanks Eggland’s Best!

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QUESTION:  That’s all I have written down so far.  What else should I include??  What are your favorite healthy road trip snacks?

splendid…lindsay

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Eggland’s Best.

  1. Amie says:

    Hi Lindsay!! I love reading along with your articles and I know you’re paid to talk about various products – typically I just recognize that and move on rather than leave a less than positive comment since we all know there is enough negativity in this world… However I would caution you regarding egglands best – many companies are looking for their marking spin and Egglands best found one in their “vegetarian diet” for chickens. However chickens are not vegetarians in their natural state – they eat bugs and other protein sources when outside. I would encourage you to read this article which does a great job of outlining the issue: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/29/consumers-love-chickens-that-are-vegetarian-fed-never-mind-what-the-birds-want-to-eat/?postshare=9241430407275668

    Thanks!!

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