The Ten Best Ancestral Health Approved Road Trip Snacks

With summer in full swing, the chances are high that you’ll inevitably be in a car for a longer period than usual. With longer car rides usually come boredom and endless snacking. Forget the pretzels, sour gummies, energy bars at the gas station and the sugar-coated dried fruit that are never a good idea, and instead opt for these protein, healthy fat and fiber-filled snacks that are sure to keep you satisfied as the miles drag on.

Here are my top ten ancestral health approved snacks.

  1. Vegetable Dippers—Cut up vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots, celery and zucchini into slices and place in a Tupperware container. For a dip, in separate container, mix together one cup of Kensington mayonnaise, one cup of organic whole milk yogurt and one tablespoon of dill.
  2. Grass-fed Jerky—I usually opt for my own snack sticks.
  3. Smoked Salmon Roll Ups—Roll out smoked wild caught salmon onto a flat surface; spread a thin layer of grass-fed, organic cream cheese; and top with capers. Roll up salmon and cut into bite size pieces for easy snacking.
  4. Coconut Chia Pudding— The night before your trip, in individual serving containers, combine one-part chia seeds to two-parts unsweetened nutmilk or organic raw milk. In the morning, top with fresh berries such as strawberries or blueberries and organic unsweetened coconut flakes.
  5. Raw Chocolate—You can never go wrong with raw chocolate. Always choose organic, fair-trade and GMO. Aim for 88% cacao or higher. I like the brand Pure7 Chocolate.
  6. Bone Broth—I like chicken or beef broth. Always choose grass-fed and/or pasture-raised. Heat the broth up on the stovetop before your trip and throw it in a thermos to stay warm for hours.
  7. Nutella Snackwich—Choose an organic, all-natural Nutella such as Rawtella, available on Amazon or at health food stores, and spread on Ezekial Bread.
  8. Hard Boiled Eggs—It’s hard to go wrong with this quick and easy protein-packed snack.
  9. Asparagus Wrapped Prosciutto—Dehydrate or lightly blanch asparagus then take the prosciutto and wrap it around a few stalks. Pack Kensington mayonnaise or mustard for optional dipping.
  10. Avocados—The monounsaturated fatty acid found in this easy snack will prevent you from getting hangry before you reach your destination. Don’t forget to pack a spoon and a napkin to make car snacking easier.