Having the right snacks in the car when you're on long road trips or even just short car rides is wise so you can keep your hunger down and energy up. Here are some 7 suggestions for foods to eat that will keep you alert and focused on the road:
Microwave popcorn is coated with chemicals but the naked kernels are incredibly healthy. They're an excellent source of antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and digestive-supporting fiber.
2. Beef Jerky
Protein is one of the most satisfying nutrients. There are healthier versions of beef jerky with less sodium and preservatives available at organic grocery or natural-food stores.
3. Greek yogurt with nuts or fruit
Greek Yogurt is a protein powerhouse that will keep your hunger at bay for hours. The nuts and fruit offer energy, fiber, and healthy nutrients.
4. Hard-boiled eggs and whole-wheat crackers
Hard-boiled eggs are full of hunger-repelling protein and they’re easy to eat while driving.
5. Mozzarella string cheese and apple slices
This combo provides the 3 must-haves to keep you focused and healthy:
- Belly-filling protein,
- A small amount of healthy fat
- Complex carbohydrates to keep your energy up and hunger down
6. Hummus and bell pepper strips
In addition to protein, protein, hummus is a good source of Vitamin B like folate (which helps prevent prostate cancer.)
7. Grapes or carrot sticks
A lot of the time we succumb to the munchies just to pass time and tackle boredom. These utensil-free snacks allow you to munch mile after mile without the guilt. Even chewing and biting carrots could keep you alert!
The team at Complete Automotive is happy to give you more healthy car driving snack suggestions. We pride ourselves on being the leader in the automotive industry due to our expert car service repairs and outstanding customer service. Our knowledgeable technicians are the best in the industry and have you covered. If you’re interested in having us service your vehicle, please contact us. We are located at 2238 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802.