Whether you are embarking on a trip to the beach, the mountains or the ballpark, summer adventures lie ahead! While eating well during travel may present a few roadblocks, you can map out healthy options in advance to stay on track. Take foods like these along for the ride to feel your best at the final destination.
Breakfast to Go
When your journey begins bright and early, it may be tempting to skip breakfast. Fill your tank with a balance of fiber and protein to hit the ground running. Try combining crunchy, lightly sweet and nutty-tasting new Cheerios® + Ancient Grains™ Cereal in a snack baggie with your favorite dried fruit, nuts and seeds to create an irresistible breakfast trail mix. This cereal is made with clusters of unique ancient grains like quinoa, kamut wheat and spelt, plus toasted whole-grain oats. One serving supplies 12 vitamins and minerals, 17 grams of whole grains and three grams of protein.
If you prefer breakfast in bar form, grab a Quaker® Protein Baked Bar. With 10 grams of protein and eight grams of whole-grain oats, these soft and delicious bars satisfy your appetite and tide you over until it’s time for lunch. You can find them in the cereal aisle in two tasty flavors, including Peanut Butter Chocolate and Oatmeal Raisin Nut. Round out your on-the-go breakfast with a banana or piece of fruit to make it balanced.
Snacks for One
Single-serve, easy-to-handle foods like string cheese, hummus and guacamole cups and yogurt are perfect for travel. Rich and creamy Dannon® Oikos® Triple Zero Yogurt contains no fat, added sugars or artificial sweeteners. It comes in luscious flavors like Coconut and Banana Cream, Blueberry and Vanilla and supplies 15 grams of protein per serving. Turn yogurt into a balanced meal with a topping of fresh fruit and whole-grain cereal or granola. When traveling with perishable foods, pack them in a cooler with plenty of ice to keep the temperature around 40°F or less.
Adequate fluid intake helps you stay alert and focused for safe travel. Bring a variety of calorie-free and low-calorie thirst-quenchers to keep the entire carload happy and hydrated. To flavor plain, bottled water, try new True Lemon® Fruit Orchard™ Drink Mix. Each packet contains all-natural ingredients including real fruit pulp and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. It contains just 30 calories per packet and is an excellent source of vitamin C. Just add one packet to 16 ounces of water, shake to dissolve and enjoy.
Kiss your thirst goodbye with the island flavor of Vita Coco® Pure Coconut Water. Coconut water is the clear, rich liquid that’s found inside unripe coconuts and supplies an excellent source of potassium. There are four refreshing varieties to choose from including Pure, Peach Mango, Pineapple and new Lemonade that’s lower in calories and sugar than traditional lemonade.
Traveling can make it difficult to get the daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies. Pack washed, whole fruit like apples or pears, prepared melon cubes, carrot and celery sticks or Naked® 100% Juice Smoothies to meet this goal. Made with 100 percent juice and fruit puree with no sugar added, these smoothies come in a variety of flavors including Mighty Mango, Strawberry Banana and Berry Blast. Or get on board with the latest chia seed craze and try the Chia Cherry Lime Smoothie that’s bursting with omega-3s.
Take a stretch break at least every two hours and choose foods with healthy fats, protein and fiber to stay energized during long road trips. As a good source of fiber with six grams of protein and 13 grams of ‘good’ monounsaturated fat per ounce, Blue Diamond® Almonds pack a nutrition and energy-boosting punch. Eat their Whole Natural, Low Sodium or Wasabi & Soy Sauce flavors by the handful or make a batch of our irresistible savory Sweet n’ Spicy Almond Squares using their Smokehouse Almonds plus pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and whole-grain cereal.
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