Five best food items to pack for a long driveLast updated on Feb 18, 2020, 05:00 pm
Keeping track of your diet at home is easy and convenient, but does that mean that your outings have to be unhealthy and full of compromises?
The short answer is no!
In fact, you should be especially careful about your diet while heading out because your body will be out of its comfort zone, which may prove challenging for your immunity.
Who doesn't love to munch on popcorn - the go-to food for all those movie nights?
But did you know it can also be an excellent snack for road trips?
Loaded with fiber and complex carbohydrates, popcorn is a healthy and quick way to get energy.
It is advisable to cook it in olive oil. You can season popcorn with some butter and salt.
Every traveler looks for compact and non-messy food options before hitting the road. The same should be the case with food supplies.
Peanut butter is super easy to carry around, spread, and eat. Just pair it with healthy options like whole-wheat buns, toasts, cereals, etc.
A rich source of protein, peanut butter is also good for health.
Filling and delicious, banana chips have garnered a lot of popularity recently.
It holds the goodness of bananas, that too, without any mess.
Further, banana chips can provide all the required energy during those long trips as they are rich in many essential nutrients such as magnesium, phosphorus, and Vitamin A.
They are also a rich source of fiber, iron, and potassium.
Nowadays, you can find a lot of healthy bars in the market.
They come with high protein and low sugar content.
Energy bars are great for those sudden cravings and mini-meals on-the-go.
Choose the ones that have good fiber content but lesser saturated fats.
Note: While energy bars with chocolate can provide energy, too much of them may eventually lead to weight gain.
Swap those high-sugar, carbonated drinks for flavored water.
The key benefit of gulping these light and yummy drinks is that they have fewer added calories as compared to sugar-loaded beverages.
Further, flavored water can also prove helpful in losing weight.
However, avoid the ones that come with artificial sweeteners, coloring, preservatives, and other unnatural ingredients.