Eating and road trips go hand in hand. We eat in the car because we’re running late or because we can’t find a place to eat on the stretch of road where everyone is hungry. And we eat to pass the time until we can get out of the darn car!
Given all this improvised snacking, it helps to keep some healthy foods stashed in the car for road-trips. These healthy foods should be things that won’t melt or go sour if they’re left in a hot car by mistake and taste ok at room temperature.
A lot of families travel with a small cooler to keep drinks cold and to give themselves some snacking options. Just remember to refresh the ice every so often and to keep things well sealed in zipped storage bags for plastic containers.
Here are 15 foods that travel well and provide a bit more nutrition than a bag of chips.
Skip the fruit roll-ups and other “fruit” snacks that stick to teeth and have a lot of sugar.
This isn’t as hard as it seems. Any dairy tastes and keeps better when it’s chilled. But most of these will be fine if you keep them cool.
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Eileen is a journalist whose work has appeared in the HuffPost, U.S. News, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Parents.com and many other publications. She has traveled on five continents, three of them with her daughter. She calls New York City home. You can read Eileen's blog at Familiesgotravel.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
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