Summer is for festivals, patios, messy hair and road trips. And for anyone who has ever been on a road trip, there are a copious amount of rest stops. And rest stops mean two things: pee break and food! The unfortunate thing about rest stop food is that the majority of it is processed, high in sugar and salt and generally not super healthy. And maybe s little road trip junk food is okay, but if you eat that all day, every day, I'm gonna bet that you aren't going to feel super great. So here are five road trip snacks that are not only delicious, but portable and super healthy.
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
I fell in love with these many years ago! I mean....peanut butter!! And chocolate. These energy bites are also super nutritious. You're getting protein, healthy fats and a slew of vitamins and minerals from the chia seeds, peanut butter, and oats. Only five ingredients and 15 minutes and you've got a portable, road trip ready snack to keep your energy up during long stretches of highway.
RECIPE: Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Sweet Potato Banana Bites
No need for added sugar with these babies. Bananas give these little bites enough sweetness to satisfy, while the sweet potato gives them a smooth texture and extra nutrition. And these are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and full of YUM!
RECIPE: Sweet Potato Banana Bites
Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins
Do you sense a theme happening here? These banana oat muffins are made with oat flour, bananas, cinnamon and few other important baking ingredients. They are super easy and quick to make and they keep fairly well. And you can make a big batch and store some in the freezer so you have some healthy snacks when you get back!
RECIPE: Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins
Fruits and Veggies
Seriously, can road trip snacks get any easier and simpler? All you gotta do is cut up your favorite fruits and veggies so you can just grab a few when you get snackish. If space permits, bring along a cooler to keep your produce fresh!
Nuts and Seeds
You can't go wrong with a handful of almonds any time of day or year. Having a selection of nuts and seeds or even trail mix provides you with some great energy, but also healthy fats to keep you full and fueled your entire journey. Here are 21 delicious trail mix recipes!
Just because you are on the road, doesn't mean you need to fill your body with fried, highly processed foods the entire time. These snacks will keep you satisfied and healthy so you can spend more time finding random places and creating amazing memories. What are your favorite road trip snacks?