Just because you're on a road trip doesn't mean you have to eat unhealthy foods.
Thinking ahead and packing healthy snacks in non-toxic ECOlunchbox food containers is a great way to avoid the pitfalls of unhealthy fast food stops, mindless handfuls of chips and other high-carb snacks.
To fuel your ride, pack your snacks the way nutritionists do – thoughtfully! Here are tips and tricks for healthy snacking from a California eco-mom company specializing in 100% non-toxic and plastic-free lunchware that’s healthy for people and the planet.
So before you slam the trunk, crank up the tunes, and speed off for a springtime adventure, take stock of your snacks. These energy-packed goodies are what’s going to keep you fueled up for fun all spring long.
ECOlunchbox Road Trip Snack Attack Tips
#1 Make It Personal with DIY Snacks
Involve your whole family, especially the kids, by inviting them to pick out and pack snacks they love. Help them stock up with a variety of healthy snack options. When kids pack their own, they’re more likely to eat it. This makes zipping past the fast-food stops a breeze! Pick shelf-stable snacks don’t need refrigeration.
# 2 Stock up on Fruit and Veggies
Skip fruits that easily bruise or stain, such as strawberries, peaches, pomegranates, etc… Stick with fruits and veggies that can survive the miles, like apples, carrots, cauliflower, grapes and clementines. Frozen, dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables are fun for snacking, too.
#3 Pack Protein!
Keep your engines humming with a protein to help you feel full and alert. Pack ahead peanut butter and jam sandwiches, pita pockets stuffed with lunch meats, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce; or whole-grain crackers with cheddar, or toasted almonds or gorp mixes.
# 4 Keep it non-toxic, clean and litter-less
Say goodbye to leachy pre-packaged foods and plastic containers that contain bisphenol-A and other estrogen-mimicking chemicals. We love our Seal Cup Trio for road trip worthy snacks — totally toxin free stainless steel and silicone, leak-proof lids, easy to clean, and once you’ve eaten the contents you can reuse them for souvenirs like cool rocks or sea glass.
Not to mention that unlike plastic food containers and baggies, stainless steel doesn’t leach any chemicals into your food no matter how hot it gets.
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