Road Trip Snacks

I am going out of town for the rest of the week for a road trip down to Oklahoma. Since I used to stock up on snacks such as beef jerky, Slim Jims, and ham sandwiches for long trips I had to rework my normal pre-trip shopping list.  I’ve also been trying to eat healthier so I didn’t just want to substitute chips for every snack I used to take. Here are a few of the great snacks I found at the store that are both vegetarian and low in calories.

Dole Mango Fruit Bites – These are little 80 calorie packs of dried mango coated with yogurt and tasted oats. They taste great and are filling. It’s also a decent source of Vitamin C and the individual packets make them easy to take on the road. They also come in apple and pineapple flavors if you are not a fan of mango. I found them next to the dried fruit at my local grocery store.

World Table Garlic Rice Thins – These rice thins are oven-baked and have just a slight hint of garlic. You can have 30 of these crackers for only 140 calories, which is perfect for an afternoon snack. These are actually distributed by Wal-Mart, so that’s where you’ll have to go find them. They were located near the pita chips and the bread isle at my Wal-Mart.

Materne GoGo Squeez Applesauce – These little pouches of applesauce are perfect for the road. they are squeezable so you don’t need a spoon and they come with a cap so you can reseal them if necessary. There are only 60 calories per pouch and they contain an entire serving of fruit. These are good for kids and adults alike – the only draw back is that they are a bit expensive: $2.49 for 4.

I will also be bringing granola bars and reduced fat Wheat Thins for the trip as well as some fresh fruit. These three snacks were things I hadn’t seen before and they should make for healthy meat-centric snack replacements.

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