by Lisa Lozano
Hitting the road for the holiday weekend and already dreading the convenience store and fast food options available on the way? We’ve got three easy, portable, nutritious snacks you can quickly make ahead, and the whole family will love them.
No. 1: Kelsey Nixon's Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies
This delish and nutrish recipe starts with protein-rich quinoa, adding in heart-healthy oats, potassium-rich bananas and good fat-laden coconut and pecans, to result in a treat that packs a healthy punch! Keep a bag of these in the car, and you might not even need to stop for lunch!
No. 2: Graham Elliot's Curried Almonds
Graham’s flavorful roasted nuts won’t weigh you down because he substitutes egg whites for the butter or sugar used in some other roasted nut recipes. This is a perfect antidote to a cry of “we’re hungry” from the back seat.
No. 3: Cinnamon-Dusted Apple Chips
Apple chips are pretty widely available these days, but they can get expensive. Save yourself a boatload by making a big bag of these for the road. Bonus: they’re so sweet that your family won’t realize how nutritious they actually are!
What’s your favorite road trip food?