Colleague Dr. Felicia Stoler states that a long road trip can play havoc with your body, disrupting everything from your sleep patterns to your digestive system. This happens in part because of the change in eating pattern. Feeling bloated? Low fiber fast foods can do it; while the children get “super hyped up” from just the hidden sugars in many foods.
She reports that there are many healthy snack options suitable for long car trips or that slide easily into your airport carry-on bag. Her favorites include:
- Chips, crackers, pretzels or popcorn. If you don’t have the willpower not to eat the whole bag, prepare smaller portions in sandwich bags.
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole grain bread. Slice in quarters for easy handling.
- Fresh Fruit; Apples and Bananas gravel well.
- Dried Fruit. Shelf-stable fruit cups or apple sauce
- Homemade granola
- Tuna or Salmon in foil packets
- Nuts & seeds
- Dehydrated edamame or chick peas
- Bars and/or oatmeal packets
We are all Reminded: Plenty of foods travel well, taste great and are good for you—have fun, too!
Happy eating on your road trip and thanks Dr. Stoler,
Source: Dr. Felicia Stoler The Wellness Advisor Spring/Summer 2011