The Best Snacks to Bring on a Road Trip

Road trip snacks
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If you’re prepping for a road trip, one important thing to take into consideration is what you’ll eat on the road. You need food that you can easily pop in your mouth while driving, which won’t overload you on sugar or weigh you down so you’re too tired to drive. Luckily there are a few tried-and-true snacks that you can buy before you leave or even along the road. Here are some suggestions.

Hand Fruit

One great food for driving is fruit like apples, peaches, pears, or plums. These fruits can be held in one hand and eaten while using the other hand to steer (be careful though and keep your eyes on the road!). Just wash them before you leave and have a paper towel handy in case they’re juicy.

Nuts and Nut Butter Snacks

Nuts have lots of protein and healthy fat, which means nuts and nut butter are perfect for staying full and focused on the road. You can grab a bag of mixed nuts or a nutty granola bar at the grocery or if you’re hankering for some junkie gas station food then grab a bag of peanut butter pretzels.

Veggie Chips

If you want to feel that nice crunch and the satisfaction of going through a bag of chips while on the open road, try opting for a healthier version like veggie chips or sticks, kale, or seaweed snacks. These will give you the same satisfying eating experience without weighing you down by overloading carbs.