If so, do you bring along your own snacks, or do you play Russian Roulette with buying stuff on the road?
It is oh-so-easy (and oh-so-tempting) to just pull up to a drive-thru window or grab a bag of "stuff" from a convenience store. I know I'm guilty. I have been there and done that a time or two (or several).
Did you know it's just as easy to take your own snacks along with you? It's usually a lot less expensive, too.
Now, first things first, let me emphasize that I do NOT eat 100% lean, clean, or green all the time. I'm not gluten-free, nor vegan. And, I do not have any specialized training, education or certification in nutrition.
I do have common sense, though.
Here are some of the options I take along with me on road trips:
First and foremost, nuts. I've never been much of a peanut butter fan (unless it comes in a Reese's wrapper), but I do like peanuts for snacking. I also like cashews, mixed nuts, and almonds (my favorite!). All of these nut products are rich in protein, which is a vital nutrient for muscle strength and endurance.
Another favorite snack is dried fruit, particularly raisins. I have a horrendous sweet tooth, and raisins give me that "sweet fix" with a little bit of nutrition on the side. Mixing raisins with peanuts really enhances the flavor of each. Also, adding a little bit of granola will sweeten up the mix.
What do you do for on-the-road snacking?
I'm linking up for the Thursday Throwdown, hosted by Tamieka at Fit Balling Mom , Sarah at Cardigan Sarah , and Lex at Flecks of Lex .This week's theme is "spring cleaning." I have been working on cleaning up my snacks (on the road and otherwise). I invite you to head over and checkout the hosts, as well as all the other bloggers who are "cleaning up" this week.