Lots of planning goes into a road trip or a move. Other than simple logistics, it’s a good idea to plan out your stops ahead of time. Nearly as important is the need to know what types of food you’ll be taking with you. You want to get things that everyone likes, something that will last a long time, and items that don’t need refrigeration.
1. Almonds and Other Nut Products
Protean is hard to come by when you’re on the road. It’s not a wise choice to try to keep meat in the car during a long drive. That makes almonds and other nuts a perfect choice. Even better is chocolate-covered almonds. They’ll provide you with two things, sugar, and protein. It’s exactly what you need to keep your energy levels up during a long drive. The fact that they are healthy is just another added bonus.
Another great source of protein is peanut butter. You can make sandwiches for the whole car with just a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated either, so it makes the perfect road trip meal.
2. Dehydrated Fruit or Fresh Fruit
You’d be surprised how short a bag of apples or mandarin oranges last with a car full of people during a cross country move. Fresh fruit does often need to be refrigerated to last a long time, but it will be gone long before you need to refrigerate it during a long trip. Fruit is delicious, healthy, and offers lots of variety, making it the perfect snack for a cross country move.
Alternatively, dehydrated apples, bananas, and strawberries are always delicious. They are a great alternative to fresh fruit, and you won’t have to worry about them spoiling during the long drive.
3. Beef Jerky
Beef jerky comes in a variety of flavors, so it’s easy to find something for everyone. Pick up a few bags of beef jerky before you set off, and you and your family will never be hungry on the road. There are many brands to choose from, and they all offer different qualities and flavors. Some of the most popular types of beef jerky are sweet & spicy or teriyaki. Aside from the high salt content beef jerky is pretty healthy too. It’s a great alternative protein source if you don’t want to pack nuts or peanut butter.
4. Chips and Similar Snacks
The chip industry is at its most innovative point ever. Everyone loves chips because they are versatile and there is a flavor for everyone. They’re also relatively easy on the wallet, especially when compared to something like beef jerky. A cross country move is a perfect time to try something different. Pick up a few flavors you and your family have never tried before and pass them around the car. You might find a new favorite snack, and variety goes a long way in keeping your family satisfied.