How long is the road trip?
When I travel I always go with a bag of food even on airlplanes as I want to eat healthy and not have to eat what is on offer. And while on the road not only is it a healthy eating consideration, it is a financial one too.
I always make sure I do have some fresh foods that are on the low perishable end.
Apples & oranges, celery sticks, carrot sticks and sugar snap peas (the ones you eat in the shell)
I may even have a salad already prepared in containers for each person with the salad dressing on the bottom, not mixed in and take some plastic forks.
I would make my own trail mix with dried fruit and roasted nuts and seeds. I put carob chips instead of chocolate chips.
There are a few quick ideas, I will return with a few more ideas later after I know how long your trip is. And I am sure someone else will have some good ideas.
I also like to take fruit and some raw veggies and insist on water but will add a wedge of lemon or lime to them to give more adventure and allow one more taste to make you drink more. Staying hydrated keeps one more alert and watchful when driving on long trips. Julie
The truth is, when taking a long trip in the car with small kids, the snacks are also an entertainment. Therefore it is essential that they healthy and fun.
My favourite are clementines: kids love that they can peel them themselves, they're yummy and they make the whole car smell good. Also I always prepare a variety of small containers with celery and carrot sticks, grapes, popcorn or cereal. We all drink plenty of water and stop frequently.
Now I am getting excited; when are we leaving? Yes, Miriela you are so right.....lots of fun snack foods.
Rana, have a fun journey and let us know how it went when you get back.
We just got back from a long trip, camping, and a wedding. I packed a lot of dry foods like fruit leather, dried tropical fruit mix, soy nuts, cereal, bars, crackers. I took along some fruits and vegs (apples, pears, broccoli, carrots) and a heavy loaf of whole wheat bread and peanut butter. I also prepared some dry one-pot dinners for camping like dried soups, stir fry, a couple of pastas. Also quick breakfasts like premade bags of oatmeal and dried fruit so that all you have to do is stir it into boiling water.
Packing everything into my car was a concern for me, so I took drink ingredients that I could mix with the water I was taking.
Sounds like your trip went really well.
I like the extra tips you gave us, I will remember them for my camping trip this summer. Little bags all ready to go is perfect and when you know how many you are preparing for then it is easy. Much better then fiddling about with 3 or 4 different bags. Thank you for reporting back.... I always like to hearing how things work out with our recipes and tips.
Looking forward to hearing from Rana now.
thank you for all of the advice, the trip went well. I packed up a good part of the trunk w/ a flat of h2o (which lasted the entire trip and kept me hydrated and feelin good) i ended up grabbing some of the oatmeal packs which worked out nicely for breakfast and then for the ride we had carrot sticks and fruit. My son actually invented a sandwhich (he put cheese and potato chips in bread and made a chipwhich) very cute Thanks again for all of the advice
This folder got me this morning as I am thinking of what to take on my long trip of 43 days to China/Tibet.....not exactly a road trip from Edmonton.
I know there is lots of food in China but I do have my own preferences so I am busy putting together a few big containers of packaged dehydrated raw foods. Being vegetarian and liking to eat raw can be challenging when travelling to countries like this.
Thank you Annette, I will take lots of pictures for sure. I am not afraid of trying new food as I like to experience everything about places I travel to. When one goes to countries where you cannot drink the tap water it is a serious concern.
Yes Helen, you are so right about the water....not even brushing teeth with it.
And yes no raw food, only prepackaged sealed food. hmmm
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I know at this time of year in Canada many are on their way some where.
I always take lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that can be eaten without any preparation.