Road trip/on the go snacks and tips!

My family and I are going on a trip to Scotland for a few days so all day today I have been prepping and searching for some healthy/clean on the go snacks to take with us in the car and while we are there! I love making/eating healthy foods so this was a lot of fun for me!

Here is an overview of all the things I made/bought: image1

Grapes, Blueberries, chewing gum, raw almonds, boiled eggs, carrots with homemade white bean dip, homemade popcorn (with cinnamon/lightly salted), 2 Nakd bars (Apple crunch and banana crunch), and homemade trail mix for my little sister!

When going on a trip, it is important to try and pack healthy, nutritious treats that will keep you happy and full of energy throughout the day! I chose these because I know they not only taste yummy but also have many nutritional benefits that are good for my body!

Choosing what to buy 

When following a healthy lifestyle, it can be a little difficult finding healthy,delicious and nutritious snacks at the grocery store as most healthy products these days that claim to be ‘good for you’ are actually full of refined sugars, trans fats, artificial sweeteners/flavors and all kinds of nasties that you don’t want to be putting into your body. That is where reading the ingredients list comes in! Their are some good products out there that are made from natural ingredients and are healthy/clean but you have to look for them ! A good tip is if their is a ton of ingredients in it then it is most likely not too good for you . Also if their are words you cannot even pronounce then it is a good idea to not buy it.

Make your own!

A great way to ensure that you are eating good/healthy snacks is to make your own! Pinterest has so many DIY homeade bars/snacks you can make out of wholesome ingredients! It takes a little more preparation and time but this way you know you what you are putting into your body! I love going on Pinterest and finding all kinds of energy balls/protein bars/healthy muffins to make and then trying them out at home! It is interesting and fun to do! You can follow me on my Pinterest  (@effek98)  for yummy on the go snack ideas under the board ‘Foood & Drinks’ and ‘Kids Clean Eats’ .

On the go snack ideas

Here are a few snacks that are perfect for on the go/road trips or even just at home:

  • Homemade cookies/bars/energy balls! Here are a few recipes: http://www.brit.co/post-workout-snacks/

http://betterwithcake.com/desserts/healthy-fudgey-dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-power-bites/

http://www.blessthismessplease.com/2014/09/healthy-snack-bars.html

http://toneitup.com/2015/05/coconut-cutie-bars/

  • Homemade Trail mix! I love trail mix because you can put whatever you want in it! From nuts,seeds,chocolates 😉 , dried fruits, granolas etc to make this bag of yumminess! You literally throw in whatever you like and there you have a deliicoious snack!
  • Veggie sticks with homeade dips! If you are like me, you probably can’t eat a carrot stick or celery stick on its own 😛 . I need some kind of dip to eat it but they are a great to get in the vegetable servings! Here are a few of my fave healthy dips:

http://hintofjoes.com/easy-hummus-without-tahini/

http://toneitup.com/2015/01/tone-it-up-approved-super-bowl-recipes/

  • Healthy/Clean Muffins! I for one love making muffins so finding new healthy recipes is always fun for me! Here are some yummy ones that are full of good wholesome ingredients

http://toneitup.com/2015/01/banana-chia-breakfast-muffins/

http://ifoodreal.com/clean-eating-chocolate-muffins/

http://www.wellplated.com/banana-oatmeal-muffins/

I hope this post helps! if you have any feed back i am open to hear it, just comment below! 🙂 Also if you have any good tips/snack ideas i would love to hear them!

-Effe (:

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