Getting out and about doesn’t necessarily require hopping on a plane. Sometimes, a road trip can provide all the fun and adventure you need, at a lower cost than traveling overseas. But any great road trip needs one essential thing: the right road trip snacks.
The last thing you want to cure your appetites with is a bunch of processed junk, so hit the road with these awesome, simple and healthy snacks that make a fun road trip even more great.
Here are some simple options that you can whip together at home today for you next road trip.
Canadian Trail Mix
Instead of taking potato chips and candy bars, opt for the equally tasty but considerably healthier Canadian classic. A traditional trail mix typically includes almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and dried cherries. Add in some dark chocolate and shaved coconut for extra flavor and you have yourself a winning combination.
Jerk Plantain Crisps
Why buy a bag of crisps from the store when you can bake up a quick batch of your own slices of crispy goodness? All you need are three green plantains, some cooking spray, and a tablespoon of jerk seasoning. Bake until crisp and golden, leave for another 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll be good to go.
Apple Granola Stackers
For those with a sweet tooth, this delicious pairing of Granny Smith and red apple slices is the way to go. Layer with crunchy peanut butter, crush up some granola and stack with said apples for a tasty treat that doesn’t compromise on nutrition. They’re best kept in the refrigerator under a plastic wrap until you’re ready to hit the road.
Zucchini and Carrot Breakfast Muffins
Muffins don’t need to be loaded with chocolate to be delicious. These are put into superfood territory thanks to hearty ingredients such as oats, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and grated apples. Filling and nutritious, they’re a great option for the busy traveler. Be sure to pick up some gluten free flours for even healthier baking recipes.
Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather
Making your own fruit leather is much easier than most people think. This delicious mix of raspberry and peach makes for a fun and healthy snack that everyone will love. You can get all the goodness of a fruit in a tasty package that’s just as easy to pack as it is to eat.
Vegetarians will love this scrumptious helping of protein and healthy fats. Thanks to a mouth-watering mix of hummus, tahini and salad greens, you’ll feel your body thanking you at every bite. Hummus wraps are a great homemade solution to ensuring you feel sharp and energized throughout your journey.
There are plenty of other great road trip-ready snacks that you can make at home. It’s all about getting creative and bringing healthy ingredients together into a small and convenient package. When the time comes to hit the road, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’ll be snacking on some great food along the way.