Healthy Road Trip Snacks to Keep You Energized and Focused

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Summer is the perfect time for road trips, and no road trip is complete without snacks. Choose some of these healthy road trip snacks that will keep you alert and energized while satisfying your family’s cravings.

Jerky

These days, you can find anything from beef jerky to salmon jerky. This road trip snack is packed with protein, and will help you stave off hunger while providing you with the energy you need.

Popcorn

Popcorn is an inexpensive snack that is rich in fiber and complex carbs yet low in fat. Buy kernels and pop them ahead of your road trip at home for a satisfying, munchable snack that everyone will enjoy.

String Cheese

String cheese is another high-protein snack that’s as fun to eat as it is delicious. Just make sure you store it in a cooler.

Fruits and Veggies

Riding in a car gets boring, and snacking can be a way to stay entertained during a long trip. If you think you and your family might get the boredom munchies while you’re on the road, pack small, mess-free fruits and veggies like carrots, celery, and grapes. These are easy to transport and will give you the satisfaction of snacking without weighing you down with the unhealthy sugar and preservatives found in junk food.

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