Road Trip Eats

  Jun 29, 2016  |  #Eats

Hi friends!

Happy Wednesday! I’ll be on the road again all day today, but I’m sharing some of my road trip eats from yesterday for What I Ate Wednesday. I had a balanced breakfast before hitting the road for Rhode Island.

Ed made me two pieces of sprouted bread; one with peanut butter, banana and sunflower seeds, and the other topped with two eggs scrambled with peppers, arugula and nooch for some extra B’s. What a guy, huh? He isn’t driving up with me but will be flying up later this week.

breakfast

I got my run in before hitting the road. Does anyone else get antsy if they don’t move before a long time sitting in the car? I sure do. It was super humid and I was drenched after finishing 4 miles. After a day off yesterday with lots of foam rolling and stick rolling, I was so glad that this run felt more normal than Sunday.

I stopped for a kombucha immediately because I always like to have something to drink while driving. Usually, my preference is an iced coffee but it was overcast and I actually wasn’t feeling the extra caffeine, so I settled for a kombucha.

And gingerade because ginger is my favorite flavor on the planet.

kombucha

Lunch was overnight oats because it’s easy to eat in the car, topped with bluebs, loads of Nuts’ N More High Protein Cookie Butter (<– AMAZING), chia seeds, cinnamon, greek yogurt and a dash of maple syrup.

overnight oats

During the drive, I listened to some pretty BA podcasts that I’d like to share with you. I’m enjoying like 10 different podcasts right now so I plan on doing a full post eventually, but here’s what I listened to on the road:

I had lotsa snacks for the ride, as can be expected. I’m a serial snacker. PS – is anyone else super protective of their snacks? I AM. They go on the front seat right next to me so they are always in my sight and ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE. Rule number 72: Never go road-trippin’ without snacks.

roadtrip snacks

At my first signs of hunger, I had some baby carrots along with some digestive cookies that Ed packed for me (He had an English roommate in college who got him hooked). They are actually pretty darn good! And a nice juicy peach that squirted everywhere once I took a bite. Messy car.

roadtrip snacks

roadtrip snacks

A few hours later I had a peanut butter chocolate Square Bar and the rest of my baby carrots. Mind you, I was also chugging water the whole ride which equaled 4 bathroom stops for a 6 hour drive. Whoops. Better than the alternative(dehydration), I guess.

roadtrip snacks

I’m splitting my drive to RI up and staying the night at my in laws in Pennsylvania. They welcomed me with a delicious dinner of tuna steaks, potatoes and a side salad with some vino.

Perfect end to a day of driving. Off to bed to finish the drive tomorrow!

tuna steaks

Are you a roadtrip snack hoarder? Do you plan for snacks or just plan to stop?

 

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32 responses to “Road Trip Eats

  1. I love road trips! It’s so fun to drive and see what’s going on around the world. Solo trips are especially fun for podcast listening.
    Part of the fun is all the snacks! Overnight oats are a great idea for easy lunches.
    I hope you have another good trip today! <3

  2. Haha you are hilarious. Gotta have those snacks right up front where you can see them!
    I always need something to drink as a I drive. In the winter – tea – in the summer – iced coffee. I hate it when on a road trip day I don’t actually want caffeine – it ruins my tradition. Ginger kombucha is a much better choice though. . Safe travels!!

  3. Great minds think alike! I LOVE road trip snacks. Is it bad that I like ice cream as a snack? I also love veggies and hummus and any kind of energy bar and peanut butter. Curious: Are you allergic to nuts and peanuts or just nuts? Also I’ve been meaning to try Nuts n’ More, but I just can’t bring myself to pay that much for a jar. Is it worth it? Last of all, I get so ANTSY in the car, so a run or workout before hand is great to get out the energy.

    1. It’s never bad to have ice cream as a snack! 🙂 I’m allergic to most tree nuts, though I’m okay with almonds now. Walnuts, pistachios, cashews— those I can’t do.

  4. A road trip without snacks would be my version of hell :p Snacks are absolutely essential to a long drive!

    Also, never thought of overnight oats as a good car lunch. That’s so genius! Will definitely have to keep that in my pocket for next time.

  5. I always take a few snacks, but usually stop for more. I’m good with some water and granola bars, but my husband always needs mountain dew and candy to help him drive. I’m like you, – I like to get in a run or workout before I’m going to be sitting for a long time. It just makes me feel better! Those overnight oats look delicious!!!

  6. I’m English and you HAVE to try the dark chocolate digestives. So much better than milk! 😉

    Your snack supply is amazing, I’ll be back to visit this next time I’m in the car for awhile! Overnight oats in the nut jar is such a good ides for travelling!

  7. I get antsy when I sit in the car for a while. Especially when I’m stuck in traffic! I am definitely a road trip snack hoarder. I love having bars, nuts, dried fruit, those little nut butter packs, etc. on hand for long trips!

  8. Good snacks and good podcast list! I never get in the car (even for a shorter drive) without snacks/fluids in the passenger seat. Hope you have a great trip!

  9. I’ve weirdly never had tuna steaks, looks good though!
    When I go on roadtrips, I look forward to eating junk haha! I love stopping at Mcdonalds (Or Tim Hortons!) for coffee and breakfast, it’s my little roadtrip joy!

  10. welcome to Rhode Island. I am from Rhode Island as well. I will definitely recommend going to Newport this weekend!!!!

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