When fast food is your only option on the road, you often wish you would have thought ahead and packed some more nutritious options. But even then, you may be stumped on new ideas for some delicious and healthier snacks. Take a look at a few of these options, perfect for packing for your next drive soaking up Michigan's beautiful fall scenery.
Cheese & Onion Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
For those who love a good savory crunchy snack, these Cheese & Onion Crispy Roasted Chickpeas make for a perfect on-the-go nibble. Loaded with protein and fiber, this snack will help fill the void between larger meals.
Taco Tortilla Roll Ups
Who doesn't love a good taco? While not necessarily the easiest food to eat on the road, the flavors found in tacos are undeniably delicious. The solution? Throw it in a roll up! Filled with shredded chicken, cheese, cilantro and more, these delights simply need a cooler or fridge for storing.
Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins with Blueberries and Lemon
This low sugar option made with oats is ideal for any time of day—breakfast, lunch, dessert or for a quick snack. Not a fan of blueberries? No worries! Replace them with whatever fruit is your favorite and enjoy.
Five Ingredient Nut-Free Trail Mix
A good trail mix is highly underrated, especially those with healthy fats and low sodium. This recipe using only five ingredients—sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, dried cherries and dark chocolate chips—is sure to hit the spot.
No Marshmallow Rice Crispy Treats
A healthier take on a classic treat, these marshmallow-free rice crispy treats are easily customizable to meet your own individual preferences. Honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, chia seeds, walnuts, almond butter and brown rice crisp cereal? Sign us up.
Of course, be sure you're aware of any food allergies, airborne or otherwise, when preparing snacks that are going to be shared with others or enjoyed in a shared space.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for West Michigan Woman.