Alright, time to get real. I get serious hAnger. I mean, if you’ve travelled with me – you know, I’ve always got some kind of snack with me just in case.
A road trip is no different! Only, somehow it seems to be the PERFECT excuse to forego all of your clean(?) eating habits and munch away at chocolate, and candy…… and more chocolate?
Sound familiar?? Well… it’s typically how things work for Mr. T and I.
Usually, I go out shopping with the best intentions but am often side tracked.
A chocolate bar here,
A few granola bars (sugar bars??) there,
A sugary drink just because why not,
and before you know it, my bag is more sugar than fuel…. which, isn’t the best thing when you’re meant to be focussing on the road.
What’s the big deal, Sarahlynn? It’s only for a few hours…
Well, okay, I’m all for treats, and Mr. T will be the first to agree that chocolate must be a staple in our diet – However, it needs to be balanced! And unfortunately, if we program ourselves to think a sugar kick is okay for the driving bit, what’s to stop us from saying it’s okay for the whole weekend? That’s a slippery slope my friends. And I’m not willing to gamble with my own health and fitness goals.
So! I’ve come up with some easy-peasy, yummy, good-fuel snacks!
- The Granola Bar/ Flap jack
- A smoothie
- Dark Chocolate
Of course, it all depends on how long you’ll be driving for, or what your plan is… This weekend we’re off and we’re bringing tuna salad sandwiches to make sure we’re really fueled…. But this is the (now) typical lunch we bring with us on our journeys. And the best bit – whatever’sleftover, we eat while we’re out and about (saves us money so we can go all out for dinner! woohoo)
Now anyone who knows me, also knows that I’m a sucker for a good flapjack/protein ball/ granola bar recipe. So while I’ll share some of our favourites on here, I’d love to hear about yours!
Go ahead, boast! I know you’re proud of your yummy bars. 😀