4 Healthy Snacks for your next road trip

As summer is in full swing and many of us are planning getaways, I thought it would be fun to share 4 healthy snacks for your next road trip.

turmeric cashew nut mix

turmeric cashew nut mix

These turmeric dusted nuts are delicious and work well as an appetizer or snack.  Adding local, organic honey, maple syrup , and our favorite sea salt makes these highly addictive!

turmeric cashew nut mixHere’s what you’ll need:

Something to store the nuts in.  I like these Ball wide mouth mason jars or if you’d like something a bit fancier, these Wek jars also work. Pick up raw cashews and toasted pumpkin seeds  and check to make sure you have honey, maple syrup, turmeric, ginger, and your favorite sea salt.  Our favorite is Le Guerandais Coarse Sea Salt.  It really is delicious and a little bit goes a long way.  

As many of us head out for summer getaways we take along our favorite summer summer shorts, cotton tees, a good book or two, and our favorite munchies for the road.  It used to be when we’d stop to fill the car up with gas I’d make a bee-line into the convenient store for snacks.  I guess pretzels would be okay but we’ve all been there – tempted by all the chips, cheetos, candy, and cupcakes. Yes?

turmeric cashews

4 healthy snacks for your next road trip

  1. Even if you aren’t a snacker per say, you will probably still want to eat something while traveling.  I know .. don’t eat if you’re not hungry and all that but this is vacation after all.  There is something about driving and eating that’s kinda fun don’t you think? So let’s just go with that and come up with some healthier options.
  2. Go ahead and pack celery and carrots if you’d like but consider that you may be tempted when the family brings back salty, sugary snacks from the first pit stop.  It’s always a good idea to have options. There’s a difference between ‘health food’ and ‘healthier food options’ so let’s talk about snacks that don’t leave you still craving something.  Do you know what I mean? Raise your hand if you’ve packed ‘health food’ but don’t feel satisfied so you end up eating all that you packed plus whatever junky stuff everyone else is eating.  (My hand is up btw) So today I’m sharing 4 healthy snacks for your next road trip that pass the taste test with the kiddos and finicky adult eaters.  Keep in mind these are not fat, sugar, and calorie free;) but they are far from junk food.
  3. It’s my opinion that if you make the effort to actually prepare or bake something yourself it’s probably a healthier option that something from a fast food restaurant of convenient store.

4 healthy snacks for your next road trip

4 healthy snacks for your next road trip

Turmeric cashew nut mix (recipe below)

Strawberry Jam Muffins: These muffins freeze well and aren’t too messy to eat.  I usually store mine in a stasher bag.

strawberry jam muffins #strawberry #glutenfreemuffin #strawberryjammuffins

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Muffins

This are perfect for the chocolate lover.  They are packed full of dark chocolate and made with gluten-free flour.

chocolate chai muffin

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Balls

These are practically healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast!  They are packed full of ground chia seeds, oats, and dark chocolate chips.  Enjoy post workout or for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.

Turmeric Cashew Nut Mix

We love the salt, honey, maple syrup combination – dusted with turmeric, ginger, and then sprinkled with gourmet sea salt. Perfect for a picnic, appetizer, or snack.

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric ((add extra turmeric if desired))
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black or cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup roasted organic cashews
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  1. Put honey, maple syrup, spices in to a medium size bowl. Stir until combined.

  2. Add nuts and stir until coated with the honey, syrup, and spice mix.

  3. Place a sauté pan over a medium heat and add nut and sugar, spice mixture. Cook, stirring frequently until the syrup and honey is fully incorporated (about 6 to 8 minutes). The mixture should be a toasty when done. Remove from the heat and transfer to a parchment lined baking tray.

  4. Spread the nuts out onto a parchment lined baking tray and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

  5. Prepare storage jars and then break up pieces of the nut mix and add to the jars.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Those nuts sound really good, it always seems to work out that I have all or most of the ingredients for your recipes! I also want to try the energy balls. I get lazy sometimes and buy the energy/protein bars but that can get costly. BTW I already made the detox salad for the second time…a little time consuming but worth it! :o)
    Linda

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