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.
- 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.
- Grass-fed Jerky—I usually opt for my own snack sticks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nutella Snackwich—Choose an organic, all-natural Nutella such as Rawtella, available on Amazon or at health food stores, and spread on Ezekial Bread.
- Hard Boiled Eggs—It’s hard to go wrong with this quick and easy protein-packed snack.
- 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.
- 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.