Thursday, June 19, 2008

Day 81- Nutrition Bite

Eating healthy snacks in the car:
  • Load-up on fresh-cut vegetables and fruit. Bring along a small cooler with ice packs to keep your snacks fresh.
  • Bring plenty of water. Water will keep you hydrated. If you spill, your upholstery won't get stained.
  • Individually wrapped portions of string cheese or vegetarian cheese alternatives can be kept in the cooler with your fruit and vegetables. Cheese are a great source of calcium and protein.
  • Bring baked whole grain crackers on your trip. Crackers are good for added fiber and nutrients. Don’t overindulge in greasy chips. Baked varieties have less healthy fats. 
  • You can also pack sandwiches made with whole grain bread and peanut butter or lean meats. Keep these in the cooler, too.
  • Nuts such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts contain polyunsaturated fats and are easy to take on a trip.
Sugar Preacher's Experience
As I traveled 
across the country, I packed fruit leather, nuts, raisins, cliff bars, healthy microwave meals, and fruit. The preparation helped me avoid eating foods with high sugars. I craved ice cream on my journey but resisted.

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