Summer means it’s road trip time!  We all know what a challenge it can be to eat healthy foods while traveling.  Regardless of whether we’re traveling a shorter distance or all the way across country, some planning and food preparation will go a long way to ensure blood sugar levels are properly maintained and everyone’s in a good mood.  Make sure to include foods your family enjoys and variety is always a plus.  Of course, it’s important to keep a large cooler in the car so your snacks will remain at a safe temperature.  Also, prior to your trip, check out restaurants along your route that offer healthier food fare.   Happy trails to you!

Here are some snack ideas that are not only tasty, but nutritious as well:

Celery sticks and peanut butter (or any organic and raw nut butter, such as almond, cashew, walnut, etc.)

Raw veggies and hummus (cut up red, green, and yellow peppers, carrot sticks, etc.)

Rolled-up slices of chicken or turkey (nitrite/nitrate free) with raw veggies of your choice

Roast beef slices with Dijon mustard and cucumber slices

Gluten-free crackers with goat cheese, almond cheese, or nut butter

Hard-boiled or deviled eggs

Raw coconut butter or nut butter (Artisana brand sells easy-open, individual travel packets at Whole Foods Market, Sprout’s, or other health food stores)

Olives with cheese (almond cheese for vegetarians)

Fruit and nuts or seeds (apple slices with almonds or orange segments with sunflower seeds)

Cherry tomatoes and olives

Cashew or pistachio raw vegan sticks (available at www.awesomefoods.com)

Healthy Jerky (Wellshire Farms Tom-Tom turkey sticks, Shelton’s jerky, Organic Prairie brand at www.organicprairie.com)

Kale, Zucchini, Tomato Chips (dehydrated vegetable chips are available at Whole Foods Market or go online to www.therawfoodworld.com or www.awesomefoods.com)