Road Tripping

10 Apr

When your boyfriend lives in Toronto and you live in Montreal, it’s to be expected that you will spend a lot of time driving along the road known as the 401.

Honestly, the drive ain’t that bad and it’s one I’ve been making since I was a baby, so I’m quite used to it.  The only thing that kind of sucks are the rest stops, they don’t exactly boast a whole lot of healthy snack options.  Rather than fret over my limited options, and debate the safety hazard of driving whilst attempting to dip flatbread into hummus, I’ll usually pack my own snacks.

Before my most recent trip to the T-Dot I was fortuitous enough to make a trip to Bulk Barn for some errands.  Bulk Barn is road-trip heaven as far as I’m concerned.  Dried fruit, nuts, candy, chips, etc…  And all for a much lower price than traditional grocery store fare.  Since I was there, I picked up some mixed dried fruit: prunes, apricots, dried apples and peaches as well as some yogurt covered pretzels.

Cut-up veggies are also a great idea as they are easy to pack and easy to munch on when you’re driving.  As you can see, I’m not really one for stopping and eating.  Rest stops are for pea-breaks, gas, and maybe a coffee here or there 😉

I’m also a fan of packing wraps for myself.  This one is pretty simple with some hummus, greens, bell peppers and zucchini.  Note- do not put tomatoes or anything especially soggy in a wrap, it will not lead to good things.  Trust me.

A bottle of water is always a good idea as hydration keeps you alert, just don’t overdo it or else you may find yourself stopping far more frequently than you had hoped. 😉

Oh, and the ultimate reward to a road trip?

Ok, ok,  Dustin is too.

-Jess

What are your favorite road trip snacks?

 

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5 Responses to “Road Tripping”

  1. Tess and Jess April 11, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    (Tess) Seriously, I HATE that there aren’t more healthy options available at rest stops. I’m a fan of apples, nuts, whey protein powder, and veggies – they all travel well and don’t need refrigeration.

    • Tess and Jess April 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      (Jess)- I KNEW you would have a response to this one 😉

  2. getfitwithles April 11, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    So true Tess!! Super annoying! I love this post, funny because I was just driving to and from my parents’ place this past weekend (7 hours!) and agree that having healthy road trip snacks is key! My faves are fruit (apples/oranges), hummus with pita chips and veggies, whey protein powder, nuts, gum, water and as a treat some Fruit Source fruit chews 🙂 Great post, thanks!

    • Tess and Jess April 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      (Jess)- 7 hours? Fun times! (not) I hope you had a nice visit with your family though!

      • getfitwithles April 12, 2012 at 10:51 am #

        Always have a wonderful time with my family! Looking forward to meeting the rest of Tess’ family this weekend!!

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