Planning a road trip over the coming weeks? With a little bit of forward planning you can hit the road with healthy food for the trip.
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The best options are low in saturated fats and low in sugar.
Try to schedule in regular breaks so everyone, including the driver, can stretch their legs and get some fresh air.
Bring along an esky filled with nutritious food to feed the family and you will be on a winner with both your waistline and your wallet.
Here are some tips on what to take:
- Load up on celery, carrot sticks and fruit and take some low fat dips to share.
- Bring plenty of water; it will keep you hydrated.
- My Mini Quiches can be made ahead and frozen until the day you travel and they can be eaten without a plate or cutlery.
- When packing sandwiches go for Tip Top 9 Grain Bread and healthy fillings such as chicken breast, turkey, lean ham, low fat cheese. Pack salad items separately to be added when ready to eat; this way you avoid ‘soggy sangas’.
- Pre-bake some homemade biscuits, muffins or my Symple Brownies for a delicious morning or afternoon tea snack.
- Nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts or a mixture of dried fruit and nuts are easy to take on a trip. Pack them in individual bags.
When keeping it healthy here are a few things to keep in mind:
- If buying meals, bypass drive through options as they aren’t sustaining.
- Skip greasy hot chips; they will only weigh you down and leave you feeling tired.
- Forget soft drinks as these will cause sugar highs and lows; not ideal for a road trip.
- Forget chocolates and lollies for the same reason.
- Ease up on the coffee it’s a stimulant and will dehydrate you. I would recommend that you drink lots of water or herbal teas on the road as this will keep you hydrated and alert.
Do you have any other tips for foods to take on a road trip? Please SHARE in the comments below.
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