Are you lucky enough to be planning an upcoming road trip?
Road trips are a fabulous way to see the state or country that you are visiting - catching glimpses of the culture, coastline, country properties and of course, the local’s way of life.
As travel is more than just jumping on a plane and jetting off to some far-away location, our team thought it would be helpful to share with our community some healthy ideas for snacks and meals for when you and your family are on-the-go.
The HKT Team’s favourite snack ideas:
Slice organic carrots, celery, capsicum, cucumber into thin ‘sticks’ to make them easy for little hands to handle.
If you have time, you can use a food processor to whip up some dips such as fresh pesto and hummus, which will make veggie sticks fun and even more tasty when dipped in your favourite dip.
Homemade Muesli Bars
Make a batch of these at home before your trip to enjoy along the way. Muesli bars are a great source of fibre and will give you a natural boost of energy.
Here are a few of our favourite recipes to try at home:
We were first introduced to this healthy, delicious and best of all simple snack in September of 2016 and we just can’t get enough!
These additive-free snacks are crunchy, bite-sized oat clusters filled with all the good stuff, leaving out the bad.
For the time-poor or when you are travelling around, grab yourself a bag of these- actually, better make that a couple of bags… You are sure to love them as much as the kids!
Dehydrated Vegetable Chips
Slice zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, kale and any other vegetables that you enjoy such as green beans or chickpeas into ‘potato chip-like’ slices. Using a dehydrator or oven on very low, add the chip-inspired vegetable slices to slowly dehydrate until they become crunchy. You can also have fun with seasoning, adding a spice or two to flavour the chips, along with regular Himalayan salt & cracked pepper.
Mason Jar Meals
For lunch or dinner on the road, we love the idea of making some mason jar meals ahead of the drive to enjoy on a roadside picnic. You can get creative with salads, noodles, quinoa and more, the only limit to making one of these meals is your imagination!
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Likely an obvious one, but remember to pack plenty of fresh fruit - be sure to wash it first and keep it as cool as possible. Fruit such as apples, bananas, mandarins and grapes are our go-to.
Think almonds, cashews, pistachios, pepitas, raisins, dried apricots etc. Make your own to get it just how you like and put the mix into a recycled glass jar. Trail mixes are great to snack on and will leave you with a sustained energy to last the drive - you can even throw in some dark chocolate or carob buttons for good measure!
Don’t forget to pack plenty of water for yourself as well as for the kids. Non-spill drink bottles are best for the car and we love these ones which are a sustainable choice. We can also recommend coconut water, which is great for replacing electrolytes, is super hydrating and tastes great!
For yourself, consider packing a thermos of green or peppermint tea so that you can stop, revive and survive and enjoy a break.
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Happy, Healthy Travels!
Do you have any go-to meal or snack ideas for when you and your family hit the road?
We would love for you to share them with us - drop us a comment below!