As promised I’m revealing the location of my ROAD TRIP today…and I wasn’t kidding when I said it was gonna be epic. This lil hipster is hopping in the car for a solid 18 hour journey to none other than PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Now if you’ve never been to PEI I have created a little mathematical equation to help you understand why this journey is so incredibly worth it to me.
Small Town Hospitality x Pastoral Landscapes + Fresh Local Produce – City Smog
Red Cliffs + Starry Nights x OCEANFRONT CABIN….SQUARED
Now that you understand better why I’m going on this East Coast Pilgrimage, allow me to explain how it is I plan on getting through the trip. The answer is simple: Food.
Top 6 Tips for Snacking on the Open Road!
- Plan ahead! The only way to have the snacks you heart & the fuel you need is to think about it and buy em beforehand. So get to it mmkay.
- Invest in a cooler. Nothing says hip like food safety, right? But seriously food poisoning on an 18 hour drive? H-E-Double-Hockeysticks ON EARTH.
- Bring FUN snacks that also happen to be wholesome. You definitely don’t need to abandon your munchie impulse altogether in favour of celery sticks & rice cakes (how sad that would be!) By planning ahead you can achieve MAXIMUM SNACK SATISFACTION without caving to the overpriced nutritional wasteland of gas station grub.
- Drink water. Sitting in a dry car for hours on end is suprisingly exhausting. And whether you’re on your own or with a car full of folks, forgetting to hydrate is dangerous bizness.
- Aim for diversity. When it comes to food groups this means covering all your bases (carb, protein, fat & fibre) and when we’re talking fruit & veg this means colours! This will ensure your nutritional needs are getting met (plus it keeps things interesting and purdy!)
- Snack often. You may not find you get hungry in the same way as you normally would since you are stuck in a chair all day hardly moving. Your metabolism may slow down a little. Keep it rockin by eating a little mini-meal every 2-3 hours rather than aiming for 3 squares.
- Whole Wheat Lavash Crackers
- 2 bags of BBQ Baked Kettle Chips (Zomg these are AMAZZZING…So much better than any baked chip ever. Plus a serving is something like 35 chips. NOMMM)
- Instant Oatmeal Packets (these aren’t pictured but I just use Plain Quaker Instant Oats then sweeten it up myself with fruit, honey, stevia, whatevz)
- Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt. 18 grams of protein/serving plus good for ya probiotics & loads of calcium. My bod tends to get grouchy when I go overboard with dairy but I’m willing to make an exception for this deliciousness now & again.
- Roasted, salted edamame. Also comes in Wasabi flavour. These are THE JAM.
- Sliced preservative free low sodium turkey breast
- Cottage cheese w/berries (for my mummmz).
- HUMMUS! (wait…hummus is a food group right?)
- Whole Almonds
- Dark Chocolate (a late addition so its not in the pic, but dark chocolate is a great energy booster for those long boring stretches of highway. I’m a big fan of Green and Blacks)
- Light Laughing Cow Cheese
- Bananas (the browner the better…mmm)
- Carrot sticks
- Sliced Cucumbers & Peppers
- Mixed berry FRUIT SNACKS by Fruit Source! (I loooove these things….so sweet and chewy, with no added sugar!)
- PICKLES! (hardly a veg…but GREEN!)
- Stevia packets. I usually use a little honey or agave to sweeten up my oats, yogurt, etc. but I also use this natural sweetener now and then as a totally sugar-free option. These packs are super portable for use on the road and they pack up really tiny outside the box.