Friday, January 15, 2016
Hunger Games - Playing at a Freeway Rest Stop Near You
I guess there's times you're driving down the freeway, stomach empty and rumbling and you think. "Dang, a giant prepackaged lukewarm dill pickle with Ding Dongs would hit the spot right about now."
With a 500+ mile weekly commute for four years after I met and married my husband and awaited a transfer to a field office near home, I got a LOT of experience with road hunger.
I would suggest for road trips.
A bag of cut up raw veggies or fruit. (Celery with almond butter is easy to snarf when you are driving)
Roasted almonds with a bit of granola and a container of non dairy or yogurt of choice (do NOT eat while driving).
A protein shake in a thermos.
High protein/low sugar nutrition bar.
Turkey Jerky (if you are a meat eater try Perky Jerky - incredibly tasty and my husband loves it).
My favorite "gorp". Lots of roasted non salted almonds, flaked dried coconut, dried cranberries and just a few mini dark chocolate chips.
A Sandwich with Cashew or Almond Butter with Low Sugar Raspberry Preserves on Dave's Killer Bread.
Water - not soda. Caffeine just makes you hit more rest stops and you don't need the sweeteners, natural OR artificial.
If it's going to be tossed out of a window at you because you are hungry you better be a seagull.