Nutrition

Healthy Holiday Snacking While in the Car

Snacks make a road trip. There’s nothing better than indulging on the small bite while cruising across the state. Snacks are notorious for being unhealthy. This time of the year, you’ll probably be stuffing yourself any chance you get – it’s the holidays after all. There’s no reason why you should stop snacking during the holidays.

But we have the solution. Considering the holidays, and, you can still get that crunch during your end of the year travels with healthy snacks. You can make your monotonous road trip less boring and more delicious. All you have to do is find the right snack. 

Fruits: Fresh or Dried 

Do you remember fruit? The crisp apple that you could bite into, the smell of a fresh orange, or the juicy satisfaction you get from biting into a pear. Fruit tend to be ignored this time of the year, just as much as drivers like to avoid California traffic school. Everyone is cooking large savory meals, which withholds fruit. The melon, watermelon, apple, pineapple, peach or strawberries are a great option, because in addition to being very nutritious they have a high water content that will keep them well hydrated. You have to transport them in an airtight container and, if possible, add a few drops of lemon to prevent them from rusting. On the other hand, if you are looking for comfort, opt for much more practical fruits such as bananas or grapes.

You can add variation to your diet with road trip fruit. You can purchase them dried or fresh. Both serve an equally satisfying purpose for your trip. The fresh fruit won’t keep like a dried fruit would, their lifespan is similar to driving curfews for CA teens, but that doesn’t discredit them as a delicious addition to your snack inventory.

Vegetables: All Sized Served with Hummus 

Vegetables are great for your gut. If you want to have a healthy stomach during the holidays, you should replace your road trip snacks with veggie snacks. Picking up a Slim Jim from the gas station sounds enticing. What’s more enticing is the idea of staying healthy.

Baby carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, peas, and more are packed with necessary carbs and nutrients for the holidays. Picking up a tub of hummus is the perfect complement to a veggie snack. 

Granola and Nuts

Salty and crunchy are perfect treats for a road trip. Granola and nuts are packed with these traits. Whether they’re almonds, peanuts, granola bars, or a mixed variety bag, they’ll serve your salty and crunchy cravings. They’re always made to be on the go, so containing them in the car is simple.

We can talk all day about this snack’s satisfaction. The necessary proteins you get from granola and nuts are reason enough to include them in your holiday travels. Just make sure you don’t have a nut allergy first. 

Popcorn  

Popcorn is tricky. You might not expect this fluffed piece of corn to be healthy. But they have the reputation of being a starchy snack craved during a film viewing. Depending on the type of popcorn you get, you could find it as a light delight during your travels in the car.

Typically, popcorn is drizzled with salt and butter. Two ingredients that is associated with being unhealthy. Holding back on the toppings you place on your popcorn is the key to turning this car by snack into a healthy treat.

Water 

What isn’t a snack – we know. Most people, while driving, forget the importance of staying hydrated. This is especially true during the holidays. Dehydration can cause dizziness, fatigued, and headaches. It’s a necessity. With the holiday travels already so exhausting, staying hydrated is a necessity.

You’ll also need to stay hydrated when you’re crunchy on granola, nuts, or popcorn. The salty snacks will make you parched – and you don’t want to quench the thirst with a soft drink. Water will help you stay hydrated without resorting to sugary sodas and other unhealthy beverages. Water is the ingredient of life and a good road trip.

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