If you’re planning on traversing the Outback
, driving from Melbourne to Sydney
, or taking in the scenery along the Gold Coast, don’t forget to pack your healthy snacks. Here are six healthy and tasty snacks to try on your great Australian road trip
Fruits and Vegetables
When you’re packing, throw a cooler into your trunk. Then, as you're driving, stop at farmer’s markets and buy some fruits and vegetables. By doing this, you’ll get to try interesting, unique local produce, and you’ll also get plenty of snack options.
Majans has a variety of nutritious snacks available, including many mix snacks. For protein, you can get a Majans nut mix
or a spicy peas snack mix. The spicy peas snack mix is especially good for anyone who enjoys a bit of a kick in their snack. You can also try healthy chips made with lentils and hummus, or, if you’re a cheese fan, you can get cheese flavored snacks that are cooked in sunflower oil. Seafood lovers can try Majans prawn crackers. These crackers are full of flavor, and they contain no trans-fat or cholesterol. These mix snacks and chips will all fill you up and keep you energized as you drive.
Before you leave for your trip, bake a tray of homemade granola. You can add your favorite dried fruits and natural sweeteners. You can also create a nut mix and add it to your granola. Or, you can make a sweet treat by using chocolate chips. Be sure to make enough granola to last through your whole trip so you’ll always have some available when you’re feeling peckish.
Hummus and Pita
You can also keep a tub of hummus in your cooler. Since it’s a bit too messy to eat while you’re driving, this is the perfect snack for pit-stops. Whenever you stop at a scenic vista, you can eat your hummus and pita while you enjoy the view.
Air-popped popcorn is low in fat, and you can easily add different flavorings to it. If you have a sweet tooth, sprinkle some coconut oil and cinnamon onto your popcorn. Or, you can add maple syrup and walnuts for a bit of protein. If you’re more into salty foods, add olive oil, salt, and Parmesan cheese. Make this snack before you go, and keep a big bag in the car to dig into whenever your stomach grumbles.
Peanut Butter and Apples
This classic combo is the perfect on-the-go snack. When you’re driving, place a jar of peanut butter in the cup holder, and scoop up a bit with an apple slice whenever you’re at a red light or stuck in traffic.
Snacks are a vital part of any great Australian road trip. These snacks will keep you healthy and full as you drive across the Australian continent.
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