It’s summertime – vacation time - and in our household that means trips to here and there to see family, friends and new and interesting sights. If your vacation or mini weekend getaways involve car time, then that probably means snack time. Car rides add munchies seem to go together. But if you are like me, you don’t want to spend way-to-much money for snack foods and drinks that carry loads of calories, refined sugar, the unhealthiest fats, and sodium. Making your own with healthy ingredients seems to be the best solution.
Make Own Dips to keep in the cooler:
hummus with raw veggies
black bean dip & salsa with baked chips
roasted red pepper dip made with sour cream, and served with raw veggies
cinnamon yogurt dip with fresh fruit chunks.
Other healthy munchies to pack in the cooler:
fresh fruit in season
cut up veggies (carrots, celery, cukes, etc.)
cheese sticks & cubes
mini containers of yogurt (don't forget the spoons)
Crunchy munchies for vacation travels:
homemade popcorn cooked in olive oil
mini rice cakes
mixed nuts and seeds
Other car snacking ideas:
make your own snack mix with assorted whole-grain chex-type cereals, dried fruits and nuts
whole-grain wraps spread w/ peanut butter or hummus can be cut into smaller snack-size sections
Have a sweet tooth?
mini fruit muffins to bring along
low-sodium vegetable juices
Skip the sweet sodas which can have as much as 12 teaspoons of sugar per can. Yes, it does take a little extra time to make and pack up your own travel snacks, but your health is worth it.