Drivers and your family, the challenge is real to find easy, convenient, healthy snacks while on the road. Does such a thing even exist? The search is sometimes difficult, but not impossible. The trick is to search and plan.
Do you have a plan? If so, is it you who works on the strategy or are you blessed and have that other person who takes the time to help you with meals and snacks? Either way, knowing what to do for the benefit of your health is so important.
So, what are some tips to healthy snacking? As far as veggies go, many of them are already in finger-food form.
Here is a list of veggies that may or may not need a little chopping prep:
Baby carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, avocado, radishes, green onions, raw okra (yum), sliced yellow squash and zucchini.
Here are some fruits:
Grapes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, bananas, oranges, grapefruits, peaches, pineapples, pears, melons, cherries, and plums.
And meats? Now this IS a challenge. The meats that are so easy to come by are processed. THIS IS a problem. The act of processing not only adds harmful chemicals to our food but diminishes the nutrition and quality, therefore sacrificing our health. Hot dogs, lunch meat, bacon, ham, chicken nuggets, fast-food burgers, and last but not least, jerky. BUT they are so good and convenient! Yep, they are, but are they good enough to jeopardize your health?
So what are some alternatives? If you have a means of cooking on the road or you can cook from home and pack it up, buy the best quality meat that you can and make enough for leftovers.
I did happen to come across a jerky that caught my eye, so I looked into it: Nick’s Sticks. Have you heard of them?
As far as I can tell, they are Coach Carolyn approved. I called and spoke with the company about the products and tried them. They are GOOD!!! Here is the link for their products. You can get them shipped straight to your door.
Don’t let the artificial flavor and convenience of some foods put your health at risk. Your health is priceless, so please value it.