Saturday, June 10, 2023

10 healthy foods for your road travel

If you’re thinking of packing a car with your bored, fun-deprived friends or family for a brilliant adventure on the roads, never forget to compromise your health on the way and always choose to have food that will ensure you having a great travelling time.

Pits stops at roadside grocery stores and filling station conveniences can tempt you into buying unhealthy food that can put your well-being at risk. Take a look at these yummy options that will keep you and your companions well-fed and nourished throughout.

Coconut Chips:

Coconut chips are made when small slices of coconut are baked in oil. This gives the coconut a crunchy texture. They make a great, healthy substitute for French fries.

Almond Butter & Strawberries

Delightfully sweet and crunchy, the perfect match with a toast in the morning. A truly great and simple breakfast full of fibers, protein and antic oxidants.

Beef Jerky

Beef jerky

One of the protein-rich options, beef jerky helps you rid of hunger very quick. However, buying one from a convenience store at a filling station means that there are layers of preservatives that are prone to make you sick.

Homemade veggie chips

Replace the ever-old potato crisps with homemade vegetable chips. While potato chips can become easily monotonous, you can always try something new with the veggie chips with the seasoning of your own choice.

fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

Apples with their advantage of keeping its wellness for days, the easy to pick and eat berries, crunchy and juicy grapes and the delicious cherries make for a great organic meal. Add to them the grab-from-the-dashboard and balance of dried fruits like peanuts, walnuts etc.

Peanut butter sandwiches

While the jellies and jams have been around more than Peanut butter, it still is the gold standard of all spreads around the world. It provides a healthy dose of instant energy, fat and protein when smeared with whole wheat bread. Try to avoid sugar content in the peanut butter otherwise what difference would it make against jellies or jam

Hummus and the bell pepper strips

With great similarity between the plain Hummus, it’s really, a great dip.  A dip that is so much more than the whole sum of its parts; a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini and lemon juice seasoned with fresh garlic.

Parmigiano, black pepper popcorn

The great thing about them is that you can take a handful while keeping your eyes on the road without any trouble. The aroma of the olive oil and freshly ground black pepper will never make you buy the normal popcorn again.

Veggie burritos

A burrito is a must have on the road. You can easily hold the veggie roll in one hand while the other is busy handling the vehicle. The roasted peppers, cheddar cheese, sour cream and cumin add to the richness of the burrito.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate enhances brain function and increases the neuro-transmission of our nervous system. This is essential for driving. It takes a lot of courage to start eating dark chocolate but once you do you will never stop asking for more.

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