3 Tips for Smarter Snacking on your Summer Road Trip

Summer Road Trip SnackingYour GPS is all set, prepared to direct you to your far away destination. Your suitcases are stacked in the trunk of your car. And the family is ready to pile into your car, excited to embark on your summer road trip. But before you go, don’t forget a few things that can help you eat better on the road – and save you money. Follow these three easy steps to stay on track with your diet even while traveling:

Have a “Cooler” Road Trip

Planning ahead with your snacking options allows you make guilt-free snacking choices even while on the road. Even better, planning ahead can save you money too! Prep your cooler with fresh food, such as fruit, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cubed cheese.

Just because you drive by hundreds of fast food options, doesn’t mean you have to stop at one. The more satisfying snacks you pack, the fewer stops you’ll have to make for food. This will help you get to your destination faster and with more money in your pocket.

Pack a Snack All Can Enjoy

Make sure to pack smart snacks that can be shared. Choosing to snack on Riceworks means you get a tasty crisp that everyone loves, including those who need to avoid gluten. All Riceworks crisps are without preservatives, artificial flavors or gluten.

No matter what crisp you choose, you have a flavorful guilt-free snack you can pass around your car and know everyone can enjoy! For dipping fun, step it up a notch and pack your favorite hummus or other dips in your cooler.

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

It’s important to stay hydrated while traveling all those miles. A reusable water bottle is the perfect investment for life on the road. Save money by not purchasing sodas or other beverages at a pit stop.  Instead, utilize your reusable water bottle and fill it up while at a rest area or other pit stop along the way. This will help you stay away from sugary drinks while traveling the country.

A reusable water bottle costs about $12. If each soda at a pit stop costs $1.50, it will only take 8 water refills until this healthy living investment starts saving you money. Put that money toward some souvenirs from your trip!

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Published: Monday, August 11, 2014