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3 Ways to Eat Healthy on Your Next Road Trip

Winter has finally said goodbye, and the days are getting longer, which means only one thing—it’s almost road trip season. Whether you’re heading to the beach or the mountains, there are plenty of ways to stay on track with your diet as you head out on the road.

Store-Bought Snacks Let’s be honest. Buying snacks for a trip can be a hard thing to do, and it normally consists of some last-minute not-so-healthy purchases the night before you hit the road. Somehow, you wind up with a package of cookies and candy bars instead of the fruit and nuts that you had planned on buying.

So if you find your way along the highway with no snacks in hand, try these handy and healthy convenience store snacks when you stop for gas.

Photo: Lee Harrelson

Pre-Made Snacks One of the biggest pieces of planning a trip is all in the preparation. Getting into the kitchen to make something as simple and delicious as our Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls or our 4-Ingredient Homemade Cheese Crackers, will save you time and money on the road. One of the best things about making your own snacks is that you know exactly what ingredients are going in there. Another good option for the car is our Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix that is even great for the kiddos.

Eating Out--The Healthy Way A vacation wouldn't be a vacation without eating someplace nice, right? Scoping out a great restaurant or two to splurge at is probably the first thing on any foodie's vacation list. You should certainly take the time to enjoy yourself--you are on vacation after all! However, it's pretty easy to get carried away while on the road. Here's how to stay in relaxation mode and while still eating clean.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

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