If you've been on the road for quite some time, you probably have your go-to snacks that you either bring from home or are able to make a quick stop for. Over time, it gets easier to go for the convenient (and less healthy) options, but quick snacks can still be healthy and delicious! Here are our recommended go-to snacks for when you're
Veggies & Hummus: This one is super simple with baby carrots and snap peas ready to be packed right out of the package. If you do have some extra time, try adding some red peppers, celery, cucumber, or any of your other favourites. To make it ultra convenient, put your hummus (or other dip) at the bottom of a travel mug, and place your veggies on top vertically!
Dried Fruit & Nuts: Providing lots of options, you can go with your favourites on this one! Raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots. Almonds, peanuts, cashews. The possible options are (almost) endless.
Fresh Fruit: Apples, bananas, oranges, and grapes would be our recommendations for the quickest and easiest. If you do have some extra time, cutting up some watermelon, mango, or strawberries make them easier to eat on the go.
Granola or Protein Bars: A great option for a snack or even a meal replacement. Just be sure to keep an eye on the sugar content of these convenient bars!
String Cheese: Not just for kids... But hey, you can have fun too!
Hard Boiled Eggs: Admittedly, this one does require a little bit of extra work. Easiest to eat on the road if you boil and peel the eggs beforehand, and add some seasoning for a little boost. Also, a good idea to keep this one in a cooler so your vehicle doesn't end up smelling like... well, rotten eggs!
Smoothies: Really, there are endless possibilities for this one, and this is a great option for those early mornings (after coffee of course). Some of our favourites: peanut butter/banana/chocolate, kiwi/blueberry, triple berry (strawberry/blueberry/raspberry)... Get creative!
Veggie Chips: All this healthy stuff is great, but what about when you just need something to satisfy that crunch? You don't always have to go for the deep-fried classic potato chips (although they're fine every once in a while)! Try some oven-baked alternatives, sweet potato chips, roasted chick peas... Get adventurous!
Water: Technically not a food, but just as important as any snack on this list! Mix it up by adding some vitamin powders or liquids for some extra flavour and nutrition.
Dark Chocolate: Yes, you read that right... Dark Chocolate! The key here is to make sure that your chocolate of choice is at least 60% cocoa, and of course, moderation. It's not going to be quite as sweet as your favourite candy bar, so try breaking it up and mixing it with another snack like your Dried Nuts & Fruits for more of a Trail Mix.
Don't get us wrong, there are lots of other options out there, but we tried to stick to ones that are easily accessible, possible to eat quickly or with one hand, and easy to grab and go if you're rushing out the door on any given day! Let us know if we missed some of your favourite go-to's in the comments!