Road trips, especially ones that take you in scenic roads, offer great visual and experiential treats. But driving for hours can be tiring. And you need to fuel up not just your car, but also your body to recharge and keep you energized for a long drive. But finding healthy eats on the road can be a challenge. While you can always settle for whatever snacks you can grab, it would still be nice to have a eating something filling and healthy. Here are some ways to get your fill of delicious and nutritious meals and snacks on your road trips.
Pack some meals and snacks. Eating well during road trips is easier when you bring your own stash. Prepare your own snacks and quick meals before you hit the road. Pack some healthy snacks such as nuts, crackers, fruits, and granola bars among others. You can also bring some sandwiches for a quick lunch or dinner. Bring water bottles that you can refill on your pit stops.
Plan your pit stops. Eating healthy on a road trip is possible when you plan ahead. Schedule food stops so you do not have give in to cravings every time you see a restaurant or coffee shop sign.
Read food descriptions and labels. Familiarize yourself with any healthy food list you can find before taking your trip. Anticipate the types of restaurants you are likely to encounter while on the road. Know your options ahead of time so you will have a fairly good idea of which type of snacks or meals you should pick.
Choose the healthier options. Eating healthy on road trips can be a real challenge if your choices are limited to fast food joints. Luckily, a lot of big chains now offer more nutritious options in their menu. Take the time to study the menu and read the descriptions. Pick healthy salads, go easy on dressings, and other extras. If you want the more traditional fast food fares, portion control would be your safest bet. Avoid supersized meals and stick to the more basic or smaller portions on the menu.