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Best Snacks for Car Travel

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and that means the start of the summer travel season! Whether your family is taking a short trip to get away or you will be driving for multiple days, it is important to have some good, healthy snacks on hand for your car travel. 

Here’s a list of some of my favorites:

  • Nuts in little baggies. Any kind is good – cashews, pistachios, peanuts, almonds, walnuts. If anyone in your family has a nut allergy, try seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.

  • Dried fruit. A super-easy way to keep your fruit portable. Just remember that a serving of dried fruit is far less than fresh. Generally, just 1/4 cup is a serving.

  • Healthy bars. Granola and protein bars have widely varying amounts of sugar and additives. It can be hard to choose which one. 2 of my favorites are KIND Bars and Lara Bars.

  • Water. Don’t let yourself get dehydrated. Bring some extra bottles of water or seltzer water.

  • String Cheese. Bring along a small cooler or insulated lunchbox.

  • Yogurt. When you want something sweet, pull one of these out of your cooler instead of pulling over for a candy bar.

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