As a wellness warrior, you know that travelling can be a tough time to stay on track with health goals. From Maine to California, gas stations are littered with some of the worst food options, both for your health and for the health of the environment.
Just because you’re limited on cooler and trunk space, doesn’t mean you have to give up your healthy ways. Stay true to your goals and get prepping for your next adventure with these easy and nutritious on-the-go snacks.
When it comes to convenience, protein bars take the cake. Whether you’re looking for healthy, pre-packaged options like our Organic Protein Bars, or you want to take a stab at making your own Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars, there are some great road-worthy options available. When picking out protein bars at the gas station or rest stop, keep an eye on the sugar content. Most store-bought protein bars are loaded with unnecessary sugars. Keep it simple and look for healthy (and tasty) ingredients, high protein, and fiber packed options.
Nutritional shakes are perfect for an on-the-go meal replacement. Our 26g Organic Protein Shakes are gluten-free, contain only 1 gram of sugar and 3 net carbs. Aside from being deliciously creamy, they’ll also help to keep those cravings at bay when driving past some very questionable roadside restaurants.
Don’t want to have to pack multiple shakes for a longer road trip? Then grab a canister of our Organic Plant Based Protein Powder for easy on the go mixing. Just two scoops shaken in your water bottle or even an iced coffee and you’re ready to get back on the road!
Hummus is another protein packed favorite and takes up minimal space in the cooler. Homemade hummus is easy to make, inexpensive, and allows you to get creative with your flavors.
If you’re looking for some inspiration try out either of these delicious recipes for hummus with an extra boost of nutrition:
Fruits and Veggies
Sliced fruits and veggies are an excellent way to keep your blood sugar well-regulated. Sliced apples, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and bananas are all excellent travel companions and rarely need the help of utensils. These colorful snacks will also help to provide you with your daily essential nutrients, vitamins, and fiber keeping your gut and your brain functioning properly.
Whether you’re a peanut butter loyalist or opt for almond or sunflower seed butters, road tripping just got a whole lot tastier! Nut butters are the perfect dippable, spreadable, nutty goodness to pair with fruits, veggies, or to just enjoy by the spoonful.
When you’re stomach is growling halfway to dinnertime, these healthy fat, protein packed jars of smooth (or chunky) spreadable nuts are going to save you from turning off the highway and reaching for a pre-packaged gas station sandwich. Plus, chances are that the jar also fits into your cupholder, which is a major road trip win!
As a quick and easy source of complex carbs and fiber, popcorn is the perfect on-the-go and easily customizable road snack. Plus when those roads start to seem like one straight and endless line, you won’t have to feel guilty when you’ve realized you reached the bottom of the bag – all by yourself.
For a fun and tasty recipe you can make prior to your next driving adventure, try our PB Popcorn Balls.