Q: I'm planning a ten day road trip and am wondering what people recommend for snacks of the non-processed, non-artery clogging variety. We will have a cooler, and I'd like to have fresh things as an option for mindless snacking. Thanks!
Sent by Helen
Editor: Fruit is definitely a great idea, especially if you keep an eye out for roadside stands on your drive. For road trips, I also love homemade snack bars, granola, and bags of roasted chickpeas. You could also pick up some nice baguettes or loaves of bread and keep cheese and veggies in your cooler for quick sandwiches.
• Crunchy Granola Bars
• Dangerously Addictive Olive Oil Granola
• Roasted Curried Chickpeas with Rosemary and Thyme
• Farmer's Lunch Sandwich
Readers, what are your favorite road trip snacks?
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