I just love road trips! And I always try to bring some easy and healthy snacks to keep the whole family happy in the car.
When I was a kid, we used to go to visit my grandparents every weekend. We would leave on Friday after school and get back Sunday evening. It was a long drive that would take us sometimes up to 5 hours (like in the winter…). Luckily my mom always had lots of games to keep my brother and I busy - and best of all, special snacks that we were only allowed to have on the road, like lollipops, bits & bites, chocolate cookies and my favourite: Gummy Bears!
Nowadays, the health conscious moms we have become rarely go for such treats, at least not in the car… where the last thing you need is a sugar rush!
So here are my Top 5 healthy snacks to take on the road:
2. Mini ham and cucumber pita sandwiches or delicious quesadillas
3. A variety of beautiful pizza squares
5. A bowl of fresh fruits
These ideas are so easy and believe me, they don’t take long to prepare. This being said, if you do not have any time, don’t feel like being in the kitchen, and/or just want to top up what you already have, there are lots of healthy choices you can get on the go.
In fact you might be surprised at the variety of snacks you can find at Shell convenience stores. They have a range of healthy snack bars, fresh sandwiches and Cloverleaf Tuna kits. You can also find trays of cut vegetables and fresh fruits, single serving fruit cups and apple sauce. As well, there is as a large variety of fruit juices, single servings of milk, chocolate milk, Activia drinkables and even Oikos Greek yogurt cups.
And, if you want to throw caution to the wind and let your kids get sugared up...have your pick of chips, ice cream and candies. Hey, whatever works, right?
You can use the Shell Motorist app (iPhone or Android) to help you find the nearest Shell location and you can take advantage of the AIR MILES Cash program to redeem reward miles towards your snack purchases at participating Shell locations across Canada. That's what I call smart shopping!
I am so looking forward to our next road trip: we're driving to Nova Scotia!
And what about you? What's your road trip snacking strategy?
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