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Road Trips = Crappy Food… or Does it?

So I’m going on a road trip tomorrow, and I’m pretty excited.

10 hour drives suck though.

And it’s way too easy to eat junk food from gas stations or McDonald’s, but in reality, eating the high fat, over-processed, sugary crap makes the trip that much worse for me.

Who wants to have a sugar crash at hour 4?  Not me!  Who wants to have to stop to pee after downing the 44 oz soda?  Not me!  Who wants to deal with the queasy stomach and stinky gas from the bean burrito from Taco Bell?  Not me!

I want the road trip to go as smoothly (and quickly!) as possible.  I’m amazingly able to take a 10 hour road trip and only stop once half way to fill up the gas tank and use the restroom.  That’s my plan for this trip as well.

My goal: to get there stopping only once, but more importantly, to have a happy stomach and plenty of energy!

My plan: packing my own food and drinks!

I’m only drinking water (but I’m not drinking much of it, because I don’t want to pee every other minute).  I’ve found it works if I occasionally sip the water for the first few hours and drink maybe an entire bottle an hour before I stop for a break, that way I’m getting enough water but in a strategic manner.

As for food, I packed homemade chicken salad with crackers, grapes, celery, carrots, apples, bananas, granola bars, peeled boiled eggs, oatmeal muffins, fruit snacks, and baked chips.  This nice variety will give me enough for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

I’m ready for my healthy-eating road trip!

I haven’t seen my family for six months, and I am so ready to meet my newest niece Ruby (4 months old) and see my other nieces (Zoey, Millie, Alba, & Olivia) and my nephew (Wyatt) and the rest of my family too!

I’m not going to worry about exercising, though I probably should.  But as long as I’m eating healthy, I won’t feel too bad.

How do you eat healthy on the go?  What are your go-to foods and exercises for when you aren’t home?