Who’s ready to go on a road trip this summer? We like to ride down the coast or up to the mountains, it doesn’t matter to us. As long as we’re together it’s a good road trip, but there are some things that can make it a little better. Every road trip always has a single flaw, never enough snacks. Don’t worry though, if you ever forget to pack munchies remember almost every gas station or convenience store will carry what you’re craving. Although, if you know you are going out of town you should pack up on a few of these awesome snacks.
Think about what you’re buying
When you go traveling for long periods of time you should look into snacks that aren’t going to get you messy. So anything with a seal-able bag would be the best choice. However, if you can’t get something that seals back up, try to make sure that whatever snack you get is easy to clean up. If you do want something messy just be prepared, especially if you are traveling with children. Parents know about bringing changes of clothes for the kids, and you know what is also your best friend when traveling with kids? Wet wipes! Oh wet wipes are so amazing and so handy. Love ’em.
Find Your Favorite Hard Candy
Anything with a hard shell is a great idea, M&M’s, Skittles, Jolly Ranchers, all terrific choices for a long ride. Almost every candy nowadays has a bite-size option, making it very easy to eat and enjoy. Choosing something like a hard candy for long trips is also a good idea because they last longer than other styles of candy, and the kids will love them.
End your hunger with some jerky!
Maybe you want a hardier kind of snack to subside your hunger between meals. Then you should check out all your beef jerky options. I’m lucky, I live down the road from Deroche store’s ‘Famous Beef Jerky,’ we always pick some up before heading out. Most convenience stores carry tons of flavors and options.
Choosing a Healthy Road Trip Snack
Trying to snack while on a diet is a hard thing to do especially when you’re traveling. You don’t have to worry though, there are plenty of yummy healthy choices that you can bring with you. Any kind of fruit or nut is a great snack if you have a cooler. As well as, maybe cut up and bag some carrots, celery, or cucumber slices. Another awesome option is Trail mix, especially if you’re trying to stick with your diet.
When you’re out traveling with the family these can be the best times of your life. Going on adventures, making memories, and enjoying each others company. No matter where you are it’s going to be a fun time if you’re prepared. Having the right snacks can easily make a good time an even better time. Seriously, good food matters at times. Remembering that it’s very important to find some good road trip snacks that you’re going to enjoy. Maybe even try something new and bizarre, you never know, you might like it.