So we’re buying a house. And it’s scary. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time, or fifth, home buying is a nerve-wracking, emotional process. You know how it is, you daydream about painting that cute little entry way, how you will organize the kitchen, or how you will mount that future 70-inch TV (oh wait, that was my husband’s fantasy, not mine), in the highest hopes the sellers accept your offer. Then when you GET IT (!) and have a 7+ hour drive to your new city for the home inspection, you must have my favorite healthy road trip snacks packed for your latest adventure!
I’m not a stress-eater, but as we were anxiously waiting word on our offer, I ate an entire bag of chips. I mean, they were plantain and sweet potato chips, BUT STILL! Road tripping can be just as bad – hours in a car with very little ‘healthy’ options to eat in site. Trust me, I get it – eight moves in less than ten years. Yeah, fun times.
Although we always try and pack a small cooler with healthy goodies like veggies, deli meat, fruit, and water, sometimes grabbing pre-packed options are easy and fast. Here are my favorite healthy pre-packed snacks for your next road trip.
Sahale Berry Macaroon Almond Mix
Hello sweet and crunchy! I love this super healthified version of trail mix because of the crunchy almonds and cashews, toasted coconut, dried blueberries, and my favorite – the lemon-infused apples. This Sahale Berry Macaroon Almond Mix isn’t overly sweet or heavy but has an amazing flavor with the dried fruit and coconutty goodness.
Trader Joe’s Plantain Chips
If you know me, you know plantain chips are my weakness. I love these ones from Trader Joe’s because they are crunchy, slightly salty, and squeaky clean. Oh, and did I mention the bag is under $2.00? Perfect for this future house-poor momma! There’s about a gazillion other great snack-able items at Trader Joe’s so be sure to go there the day before your road trip to ensure you don’t miss your departure time…
You can’t get better than a bar made with all-natural ingredients, no added sugar, and gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. I love Larabars when I need a sweet fix on the go. My favorite flavor is coconut cream, but there are SO many varieties it will be hard to pick just one!
Happy Baby Squeezable Packets
DON’T LAUGH! I’m not some kooky celebrity that only eats baby food, I promise. But listen, when I’m in a bind, sometimes I pick up these squeezable packets for my son. And when curiosity gets the best of me, I try them. I don’t feel guilty or weird at all grabbing this packet of apples, raspberries, kale & amaranth for myself because it’s delicious and a good source of vitamins. I’ll throw one of these back with my toddler any day.
Good Earth Organic Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea
This Good Earth tea will convert any non-tea drinker. I love the sweet hints of cinnamon, honey, and orange in this caffeine-free tea. Hot or cold, doesn’t matter – it’s good. And when that cute little tea string has a insightful quote like, “I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen”, it puts my nervous house-buying jitters to rest. I also love my girl Rachel’s amazing herbal blends over at Teamotions. Check them out here.
Ok so this is a little bit of a cheat. I do toast my coconut chips before consumption, because it makes a world of difference. But you can buy coconut chips almost anywhere. And eat them plain or toasted. In fact, I got this bag at a grocery outlet for $1.99. Unheard of! If you’re a fan of crunchy and coconut, toasted coconut chips are where it’s at.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Packet
I mean, can you get any more convenient?! Plus who doesn’t love nut butter? Grab one of these Justin’s almond butter packets and squeeze it all over your favorite fruit, crackers, or vegetables. Squeezing directly in your mouth is completely acceptable too.
Those are just a few of my favorites at the moment. What are your go-to healthy snacks for convenience?
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