We’ve had a few longish trips travelling in the camper van recently and I feel like I’ve put a few stone on in weight from just sitting in the car eating. Whilst I eat fairly healthily at home (in the daytime at least), when I’m in the car for longer journeys I do tend to reach for the sweeter, unhealthier snacks and don’t seem to be able to stop.
I think most of it is down to boredom.
It doesn’t help that we seem to stop every few hours and I have to walk past the food shops and sweet shelves. Yes, I could walk past but my will power is really lacking recently. Not only am I putting weight on but I’m spending a fortune on food too.
What I need to do is get organised and get my will power back!
So, I’ve written a healthy snack list that I can stick on my fridge and make sure I can bring some of them with us.
I’ve gone for snacks that are easy to transport, aren’t too messy and should be able to be cut up fairly quickly as there’s often not too much time when I’m trying to pack up and get us all in the car.
If you have time cut them up at home and keep fresh in sealed tubs. If you don’t have time buy ready chopped carrots and celery sticks from the supermarket!
Sugar snap peas
Raw broccoli florets
Raw cauliflower florets
Keep fruit that could get squished all over the car in sealed tubs, keeps the car a bit cleaner! Keep bananas in a tub or at least in the top of a bag if you don’t like them bruised. As soon as my children see a bit of brown on the skin it puts them off!
Blueberries in pots
Strawberries cut up
Grapes cut up
Protein to fill us up:
These should keep you filled up for longer so you’re not reaching for the sweeter stuff.
Nuts (but not too many and not salted!)
Roasted chick peas
Of course, if you’re like my mum and can stick to eating TWO CHOCOLATES a day only (who does that!!) then I’d chuck a few in too, for me if they are around they are calling to be eaten and the whole bag has to go. I mean what’s a road trip without a sweet?
Happy Road trips!
Do you have any other healthy snacks for road trips?