5 Healthy Snacks You Can Eat In Your Car
Whether it’s a full-blown road trip or an afternoon of errands, soccer practice, and picking up the dry cleaning, we’re in our vehicles a lot! Healthy snacks are a must-have in your car.
Your commute doesn’t have to mean a greasy burger in a bag when you’re hungry on the go. Skip the drive-thru and opt for these simple, healthy snacks that travel easily.
Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
Raw nuts: Don’t go honey roasted on me. Stick with raw or nuts sprinkled with sea salt to take advantage of the antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and unsaturated fats. Macadamias are the best option and have been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Raw cashews are a healthy snack because they’re loaded with zinc (great for the immune system) and magnesium (to improve memory).
Unsweetened dried fruit: A juicy apple or peeling an orange isn’t ideal while traveling, but you can still enjoy fruit in the car. Opt for unsweetened dried fruit, like banana chips, for a no-mess healthy snack. Grapes are another good option is you can wash and prep them before your commute.
Vanilla shake (the healthy way): Curb your hunger with SoulScale’s ready-to-drink vanilla shake. A tasty route to hunger relief in less than 100 calories! Check out other healthy snacks from SoulScale (the barbecue chips are a fan favorite).
Energy bites: You’ll have to prep this healthy snack ahead of time, but 10 minutes of work can give you energy bites for the entire week. Mix the following ingredients together in a bowl:
- ⅔ cup Creamy Peanut Butter (natural or reduced fat)
- ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- ½ cup Ground Flax Seeds
- 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey
Once combined, set the bowl of ingredients in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then take out and roll into 12 bites. No baking required and you can store in the fridge for 7 days.
Don’t let a busy schedule or long commute take your focus off eating healthy and creating a lifestyle you can be proud of.