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Fruit is a no-brainer as a travel food. Select fruits that will hold up in the car. Apples fit the bill and are filled with fiber. Firm cherries also travel well. Pop them into plastic containers and then into the cooler. One cup of cherries with the pits has 87 calories and three grams of fiber. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Fruit is a no-brainer as a travel food. Select fruits that will hold up in the car. Apples fit the bill and are filled with fiber. Firm cherries also travel well. Pop them into plastic containers and then into the cooler. One cup of cherries with the pits has 87 calories and three grams of fiber. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Skip the chips and go for nuts. One almond has 7 calories. Almonds are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Skip the chips and go for nuts. One almond has 7 calories. Almonds are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Pack a quarter cup of almonds in a reclosable bag. Youll have a 207-calorie snack that isnt messy that provides a healthy energy boost for a traveler. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Pack a quarter cup of almonds in a reclosable bag. You'll have a 207-calorie snack that isn't messy that provides a healthy energy boost for a traveler. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Pistachios are a good source of dietary fiber and protein. A quarter cup has 170 calories. Rich in antioxidants, studies have found pistachios can fight inflammation and lower cholesterol. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Pistachios are a good source of dietary fiber and protein. A quarter cup has 170 calories. Rich in antioxidants, studies have found pistachios can fight inflammation and lower cholesterol. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Whether you are a kid or an adult, a peanut butter sandwich can be a filling road trip crowd-pleaser. Put it on a fiber-rich bread and youll get an additional benefit. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Whether you are a kid or an adult, a peanut butter sandwich can be a filling road trip crowd-pleaser. Put it on a fiber-rich bread and you'll get an additional benefit. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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Freeze a few bottles of water for your road trip and you wont necessarily need ice. During your trip, the water will thaw and youll have drinks when you run out of water thats not frozen. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Freeze a few bottles of water for your road trip and you won't necessarily need ice. During your trip, the water will thaw and you'll have drinks when you run out of water that's not frozen. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Look for alternatives to sodas. Drinks, such as V8 or Splash, are a way to sneak vegetables and fruits into a road-trip diet. A small can (5.5 ounces) provides 80 percent of your vitamin C and 25 percent of your vitamin A for the day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Additionally, a 30-calorie can has one gram of fiber. You may want to opt for the low-sodium version if youre tracking your sodium. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Look for alternatives to sodas. Drinks, such as V8 or Splash, are a way to sneak vegetables and fruits into a road-trip diet. A small can (5.5 ounces) provides 80 percent of your vitamin C and 25 percent of your vitamin A for the day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Additionally, a 30-calorie can has one gram of fiber. You may want to opt for the low-sodium version if you're tracking your sodium. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Applesauce snack cups come in a variety of flavors. While they do have high fructose corn syrup, they also offer a way to get a little vitamin C for under 100 calories. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Applesauce snack cups come in a variety of flavors. While they do have high fructose corn syrup, they also offer a way to get a little vitamin C for under 100 calories. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Let frozen fruits thaw and youll have a healthy snack in the cooler. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Let frozen fruits thaw and you'll have a healthy snack in the cooler. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Yogurt, high in calcium, fits easily into a cooler. Youll feel full adding a protein-packed yogurt to your snack list. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Yogurt, high in calcium, fits easily into a cooler. You'll feel full adding a protein-packed yogurt to your snack list. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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At 80 calories and 18 grams of protein, foil packages of tuna travel easily and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They can be added to salads, made into sandwiches or eaten without bread. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
At 80 calories and 18 grams of protein, foil packages of tuna travel easily and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They can be added to salads, made into sandwiches or eaten without bread. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Traveling with youngsters, freeze juice boxes and let them thaw as you travel. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Traveling with youngsters, freeze juice boxes and let them thaw as you travel. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Your road trip wouldnt be complete without a little bit of chocolate. While they have an unhealthy amount of sugar, chocolate-covered raisins do have iron to boost your energy. A quarter cup has about 176 calories and 28 grams of sugar. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Your road trip wouldn't be complete without a little bit of chocolate. While they have an unhealthy amount of sugar, chocolate-covered raisins do have iron to boost your energy. A quarter cup has about 176 calories and 28 grams of sugar. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
If you are going to snack on Goldfish, dont just dig into the bag -- or it will be gone before you know it. Consider counting out portions and bagging them. A serving (55 Goldfish) is 140 calories. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
If you are going to snack on Goldfish, don't just dig into the bag -- or it will be gone before you know it. Consider counting out portions and bagging them. A serving (55 Goldfish) is 140 calories. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Food you put together before a trip can save on convenience store stops and will give you control over your diet. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Food you put together before a trip can save on convenience store stops and will give you control over your diet. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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