Ah, road trips. There is something about the appeal of the open road, seeing new friends or meeting new people (or both), and a whole lot of mix CDs. While you’re driving along in one of our New England car rentals, sometimes you get the munchies. This can be problematic when you’re on the road – stopping can take a lot out of your trip. Here are some 10 snacks that are easy and healthy.
If you want something salty and crunchy, nuts are a great alternative to chips. Salt aside, nuts of any kind are a good source of healthy fats and protein. Just remember to keep the portions small while you’re snacking in your New England car rentals. A small handful of nuts can yield over 100 calories. To increase the health value, try for the unsalted varieties of nuts.
If you’re feeling like you need more to munch than a small handful, try rice cakes or popcorn if you can find a microwave.
Keep Hydrated in our New England Car Rentals with Healthy Beverages
Sure, the sugar rush of a Big Gulp can perk you up, but soda didn’t earn the nickname “liquid candy” for nothing. The refined sugar will perk you up but after your energy levels crash, you will be more tired than when you originally started.
Healthy alternatives include water, seltzer, 100% vegetable juice and 100% fruit juice. Keep a few bottles chilled in a cooler while you drive.
Car Friendly Fruits
Fruits are an amazing, natural source of healthy sugar and energy. Things such as grapes and berries are already finger friendly. Before you start your trip, prepare your fruit by washing it and slicing it as needed and put it in a store it in a lidded food container to keep it fresh.
Dried fruits such as raisins, apricots, or cranberries are also portable and long lasting.
Consider substituting a candy bar with an energy or granola bar to boost your protein and fiber intake while avoiding the sugar trap. Look for bars that have 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and less than 35% of calories from sugar. Quick and easy, these are a perfect asset for your New England car rentals.
Crunch on Pre-Prepped Veggies
Veggies are snacks that you can feel good about. Some road trip-friendly choices include cherry or grape tomatoes, baby carrots, broccoli florets, celery sticks, and snap peas. Add humus or peanut butter and you’ll get healthy fats and protein as well.
Don’t Be Cheesey
Low fat cheese, including string cheese snacks or cubes of cheese are very friendly for your New England car rentals. If you’re lactose intolerant, some cheeses, such as cheddar and Swiss are often tolerated by the lactose intolerant, as are soy or nut-based cheeses.
Happy Trail…Mix in Your New England Car Rentals
Pre-packed trail mixes can often be found in convenience stores and they are easy to munch on while you’re driving. The ones you can buy can be a bit unhealthy, but they are easy enough to make at home.
The Old Faithful
Cheese and crackers is a classic combination that we all remember from childhood that you can pre-buy or put together in a pinch. Alternatively, you can swap cheese for peanut butter or apple slices for a healthier option in your New England car rentals.
Yogurt has a variety of uses. You can bring it in portable tubs, blend it into a smoothie, or mix it with fruit and granola and turn it into a parfait. It’s healthy, adds calcium and Vitamin D and some brands will even contain probiotics, which help keep your digestive system running smoothly.
That’s a Wrap Everybody!
Sandwiches are a quick and easy way to keep hunger at bay in your New England car rentals. Some may need to be kept in a cooler, but they’re a good fix for when you can’t stop for lunch.
All snacked up and nowhere to go? Visit our Travel Guide to start planning your road trip.
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