A road trip is an excellent way for you and your family to spend time with another. The open road offers vistas that can be quaint and picturesque or awesome and breathtaking. It’s a chance to go on an adventure of a lifetime accompanied by the people you love the most.
If your family vehicle is large enough or if the destination isn’t that far, your family can just pile in and head on out. Alternatively, if you’re planning on spending days on the road, you may want to buy your first RV and christen it during your road trip.
Like any vacation, you need to prepare extensively for a road trip. You need to clear your schedule, check the attractions online, and get the vehicle ready. If it has seen better days, you may want to check the engine or have the car windows repaired and replaced. But don’t forget to pack some of the most important things you’ll need during a road trip: delicious and healthy snacks and sandwiches.
Great Snacks on the Road
Being on the road doesn’t mean you have to only eat at roadside diners or fast-food drive-thru. You can still provide your family with delicious and nutritious snacks that can make the drive to your destination a delight. You can make healthy sandwiches and snacks the night before your road trip and carefully pack them away in an icebox or your RV’s refrigerator. Not only will you save money by avoiding eating at restaurants, you can also use the time you’ll spend waiting for food eating up the miles instead.
Instead of loading your vehicle with tooth-rotting confectionery and salty chips with empty calories, you can whip up the following road-trip-ready healthy snacks.
- Baked banana chips. If you want something that’s sweet and savory to nibble, then this recipe is perfect for you. To make these healthy chips, you just need thinly-sliced bananas dipped in a little lemon juice. The thinner you slice them, the crispier they’ll be once you pop them in an oven for a few hours.
- Peanut butter and jelly snack bars. These two sandwich spreads are an all-time favorite. This recipe lets your family eat the famed duo as a delightful peanut-covered breakfast bar.
- No-bake cookies. Your kids will love these easy-to-eat snacks; they’re sweet without using sugar. These cookies use healthier substitutes, like crushed bananas and honey, to give them a delightful taste with health benefits.
If your family wants to eat something more substantial, you can’t go wrong with a couple of savory sandwiches.
When you’re making sandwiches for a road trip, remember that some kinds of bread will get soggy after a while. You can use more substantial bread like baguettes for your sandwiches instead so they remain solid for much longer.
The star of every sandwich is its protein content, and the abundance of protein-rich food means that even vegetarians can have a filling sandwich with no meat. Use slices of turkey, bacon, or ham for regular sandwiches and avocado for vegan options.
Here are some scrumptious combinations you can try:
- Thinly-sliced hard-boiled eggs topped with mayonnaise and pesto
- Mashed avocado with tomatoes and fresh basil leaves
- Deli ham slices with Gruyere cheese, Dijon mustard, cornichons
- Diced bananas slathered with peanut butter, honey, and granola
Your family can stay healthy on the road, and a vital part of that is to have nutritious food. So the next time you want to bust out the RV and cross the country, a little time in the kitchen the night before can go a long way in the days ahead.
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