Pack your bags with these ten on-the-go snacks for your holiday road trip
You’re going on a road trip with your friends in a couple of days and you still have no idea where you guys are headed to (your friends said that they wanted to go “where the road will take you”, and you still have no idea where you guys will end up in). And because you have no idea where your friends want to go, you also have no idea what snacks to bring along in cases your silly friends decide to go road tripping in a countryside with no convenience stores or fast food chains nearby. What will you do?
We listed down ten snacks you can bring along in any kind road trip. The food listed here are readily available in the market and groceries, and require little to no time at all to prepare. Grab your small, insulated cooler, food containers, and lunch bags, and be prepared for any kind of crazy road trip your friends have in mind with these ten road trip snacks:
Fruits like apples, mandarin and seedless grapes are easy to store and are readily available in your favorite groceries. Make sure to pack the fruits that will have little or no wastes like seeds, fruit pits, or peelings that you will worry about later.
Forgot to buy fruits? Don’t worry, whether you are heading north or south, you will surely find fruit stands that sells freshly picked local fruits along the way.
9. Nuts and beans
Nuts and beans are easy to store, so you can pack these in huge amounts and not worry about running out—whether it’s the sweet white jellybeans or the salty, roasted ones.
8. Bread or sandwiches
Lessen the mess, place packed bread or sandwiches in one huge container. Make sure that the bread you are not too crumby or flaky like otap. Stick to bread like puto seco or pan de coco.
7. Biscuits, Cookies and crackers
Biscuits, Cookies and crackers are every traveler’s best friend. Plus, you can get to choose from a variety of flavors from the grocery store, too—there are some brands that offer pizza-flavored cracker fillings!
6. Dried Fruits
Dried Fruit like Cebu’s famous Dried Mangoes are healthy and easy to find snacks. Just go to any grocery and buy individually packed dried mangoes, pineapple, grapes, prunes and other imported dried fruits. If you love sweets, why not bring a pack of chocolates?
5. Energy bars
Energy bars make you feel fuller for longer periods of time, and can easily be placed in pockets.
4. Hard-boiled eggs
For heavier snacks, try bringing along hard-boiled chicken eggs. Eggs are rich in protein and therefore give one lots of energy (even more energy than energy bars!). Just don’t forget to bring salt, of course!
Pretend that you are watching the road ahead of you with a pack of mess-free popcorns.
This can get really noisy, but chicharon is always the best snack to bring with in a road trip. You can eat it as is or add in some vinegar.
Chips are probably the first (and the last) snacks you think of bringing along in a road trip. To make things fun, you can mix a variety of chips and store them in containers for you trip. This way, you get to get rid of the packaging, and you get to have all your favorite chips in one!