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Healthy snacks for road trips

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During term time is a great time to get out and see the sights without the attractions being quite so busy. Road trips (perhaps in your Volkswagen breakers) are a glorious way to explore the British Isles, but they can also be tough on your waistline. So, if you want to avoid the drive-thru at all costs, then pack some healthy snacks in advance.

The ideas below will help prevent hunger while on your trip. They are not only tasty snacks to eat while travelling (or anytime), but they’re portable, quick and easy to make.

Here are 5 snacks you can take to avoid the petrol station junk:

  1. Protein

Cold meat, fish or cheeses kept in a cool box are an excellent choice for energy and for keeping hunger at bay. If you don’t have a cool box then pork scratchings, biltong or parmesan crisps are a great choice.

2. Nuts

Nuts are another tasty and healthy option that will not melt or spoil during your drive. Some nuts with high protein content include almonds, cashews and walnuts, shop bought tend to have seed oils and sugars added. You’re better off roasting your own in olive oil or goose fat. Here is a great article on nuts from Healthline.

3. Healthy Crisps

If you’re looking for something crunchy like crisps, then try out crispy kale instead; kale makes the perfect healthy alternative to potato crisps. Kale also has a high calcium content.

4. Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein that can be easily transported and consumed. You can store them in the fridge for up to a week in their shells. If you want a definitive guide to boiling eggs here is an excellent guide.

5. Sweet seed biscuits

You don’t want sugar crashes on long journeys, and low fructose seed biscuits are a great snack providing fibre, protein and vitamins. Check out the sweet and crunchy seed biscuit recipe.

For a tangy dip that still contains fibre you might like to try making your own apple sauce but use it sparingly, there’s still plenty of fructose in there.

A safe, happy and healthy trip to you!

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