10 Essentials For Eating Well On The Road

  1. Small containers of a favorite yogurt. Perfect for a quick breakfast with some berries and whole grain and pumpkin seed granolafor crunch.
  2. No-fuss fruit. Things like organic grapes, berries, cherries and stone fruit like nectarines, peaches or plums are easy to eat with one hand on the wheel.  <!–split–>
  3. Pre-cut veggies and dips. For example, eggplant “bacon”makes for a great dipper. And  hummus with toasted sunflower seeds is just delicious.
  4. A few servings of pre-cooked grains.
  5. A selection of cheeses plus crackers or some crusty bread.
  6. A few bags of crunchy snacks like popcorn, tortilla chips and pretzels. Throw in a few jars of salsa and some hot mustard (for dipping the pretzels) and you’ll have a few really good snack options at the ready.
  7. Miniature cookies for when you just need a little something sweet.
  8. Ice cold drinks…plus a few for back up. Keep a few bottles of lemonade or ice tea on hand for when the afternoon drowsiness hits. Extra bottles are easy to stash and then add to the cooler when the cold ones are gone!
  9. Jerky! Turkey, tofu, salmon, beef, bison – there are so many types to choose from. It’s the perfect road trip snack when you need a protein fix.
  10. Hand wipes. They’re obviously not road food but they’re essential for cleaning up your hands (and other stuff) after a meal in the car or dining al fresco.

Recipes and more can be found at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/

Enjoy your summer travels!

Your Parish Nurse, Kara