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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
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!
QUESTION: That’s all I have written down so far. What else should I include?? What are your favorite healthy road trip snacks?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Eggland’s Best.