It's road trip season.
The time of year many people will hit the road in search of new adventures.
You might be climbing mountains. Laying on the beach. Riding the roller coasters.
And most importantly of all, spending lots of money on overpriced, nutritionally void snacks at the gas station that will leave your stomach queasy from overeating......Wait...what?
Not a fan of that last one? Neither am I. That's why this summer, we are dedicated a whole series of blog posts to better snacking when on the road.
Sure I would love to make all my own snacks for the road. Maybe for day one, but cooking or baking in hotel rooms can be tricky and tiring business. So what we are looking for in this series is to companies that are making ready to eat snacks that:
Shopping for Snacks
- Are made from better ingredients
- Taste better
- Are more healthy
- Are created by passionate people that love what they are do
- Have a story behind them
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My simple advice to snacking on the road is to plan ahead. We spend a lot of time on deciding where we are going to go, what hotels were will book, what sights to see, etc. But I think it's important to consider what we are actually putting into our bodies as we head out on the road to do these things.
Now it doesn't mean you have to buy everything in advance, although I always recommend picking up some food right before you leave on the trip. We have shop section below where you can shop for snacks and have them come right to your home.
I personally love hitting up grocery stores on my road trips - you are saying of course he does, he is a food blogger! When you find a good local grocery store, you get a chance to learn more about the culture and food they eat. In the south I found lots of choices of honey. In Buffalo, New York, we found Sponge Candy Ice Cream. Our west, we fell in love with Tillamook yogurt - oh how I miss the Mountain Huckleberry flavor.
I hope this list will give you some ideas of items to look out for when your refilling your snack stash while on the road.
Personal Stories on the Road
Road tripping is one of the best things we do together as a family. To add that personal touch we showcase our personal photos from our greatest road trip moments. And naturally a lot of involve food.
Hit the Road Snackin'
Here you will find your list of snacks that have been given our seal of approval. While not a James Beard award or a Good Food award, it's our way of saying you need these in your car/van/SUV/truck/camper/boat/jet plane on your next trip.
What We are Snackin' on in 2019
So what are the "it" snacks for the 2019 road trip season? Here are some of the foods we are loving. Make sure to check us out on Instagram to see what snacks were eating and posting!
Little Secret Candies - I love these candy coated chocolates. The resealable bags make it easier to throw them into your cooler to keep nice and cold. Try the Sea Salted Almond!
McClure's Lil' Pickle Snack Pack - A jar of pickles is really hard to bring on the road with you, so McClure's has come up with these snack packs that make enjoying pickles on the go so much easier. What a brilliant idea.
McClure's is offering you a chance to win these pickles for a year with their Tell Us a Lil' Something Contest. Simply gave them a call and leave a voicemail saying whatever you want. The best voicemail will be eating a ton of pickles over the next year.
Check out the contest info to learn more. Even if you don't take home the grand prize there are 20 prizes available that include t-shirts, snack packs, or $25 McClure's online store credit.
Better Snackin' Tips
As a part of this year's campaign, we are sharing our best tips for better road trip snacks. Here is what we have written so far. Each post features a specific snack.
|How to Eat Healthier on Road Trips||FitJoy Bars|
|Best Snacks to Buy for Your Kids for a Road Trip||Crazy Monkey Baking|
2018 Hit the Road Snackin' Campaign
2018 was the 1st year of our Hit the Road Snackin campaign. Here are the snacks that we featured.
|I Heart Keenwah Aged Cheddar Quinoa Puffs||Sample Post|
|Jessica's Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Granolas||6/22/18|
|The Good Bean Crunchy Snacks||6/29/18|
|Jovial Sourdough Einkorn Crackers||7/6/18|
|Justin's Almond Butter||7/13/18|
|Bakery on Main Granola Bars||8/10/18|
|RŌSTED Natural Snacks Roasted Lentils||8/17/18|
Get the Word Out
Help get the word out about health snacking by using the hashtag #hittheroadsnackin on all your social media account. Pinterest users - we have a collaborative board up that you can pin your healthy road trip snacks ideas and creations. Contact me and I will add you.
Looking for Company Sponsors
If you make a snack that fits this criteria we would love to have you on board as a sponsor. We are looking for sponsors for the campaign as a whole but also for individual posts. We will help direct people to buy your products in our sales area below and on a sponsored post. The story of your company will be told as well - to put an actual person behind the food.
Reach out to us at [email protected] and we can send you our media kit.