As you might know, last month was my sister’s wedding in Connecticut! My husband and I decided the best way to travel was by car so we had to drive from Florida to Connecticut on a two-day journey.
To make the trip even more interesting, Daniel ended up having to go up early and I was left to drive by myself. Of course, I wanted to take on the challenge but also dreaded the thought of being by myself for two days. I was able to persuade myself with the ideas of figuring out what snack to bring, where to stop, and how much coffee I would be able to drink!
To accomplish eating healthy while on a road trip you have to do a lot of pre-packing because when your only option is a gas station, you won’t find many dairy and gluten-free options that won’t upset your stomach.
So for me, it was like a fun game of how many snacks could I find on sale to stockpile before the trip!
They had to be easy to eat in case I wanted to just snack without pulling over.
They had to contain a variety of nutrient wise because I wanted to feel satisfied
They had to be FUN so I wasn’t tempted to indulge, making me feel sick...
So I put my head together and here is what I came up with!
Collagen coffee made the morning of click here for the recipe!
I threw together some chocolate overnight oatmeal the day before and packed it for when I stopped for breakfast.
Spoon (This is important)
Simple Mills crackers (I got these for free on a thrive promotion)
On the go packs of mustard and ketchup (like what you get free from McDonald's)
Fork (this is also important)
Hu Chocolate gems and mixed nuts: I was given the chocolate, but you can buy chocolate chips to save some money!
Kombucha, two for one special!
RX Bars (The best price I found for these is buying a box at Walmart!)
· For dinner, I stopped at a friend’s house to sleep overnight, and just ate there. This worked out perfectly because I left early enough to make it each place in time for dinner!
Stopping for coffee was the only time I ended up spending money and it was a very good choice. I decided to plan out where I would stop for coffee to make it more of an experience than just a shell station cup of coffee.
I picked a little place in Savannah the first day and it allowed me to get out and stretch my legs while also picking up a delicious almond milk latte!
The second day of my trip I settled for Starbucks, but only because I didn’t have the time to stop for anything more. I stopped the second day in Washington D.C. and had the opportunity to visit the holocaust museum. I wandered around for almost 2 hours before realizing it was probably time to go.
Overall the trip offered deliciously cheap food, a free museum, high-quality coffee, and maybe a few unexpected tolls...
*Note to self! Always choose no toll options for going through New England…
Let me know your favorite travel snacks, or how you would switch up the menu!
Thank you again for stopping by!