Kristal’s road trip food list

Kristal Burton
NOAH Registered Dietician

It’s that time of year when you load up the family and drive off toward adventure. It’s easy when sitting in a car for long periods to justify continually snacking on foods you normally try not to make a habit of munching on, but those seemingly innocent snacks can stack up to a lot of weight gain, bloating and discomfort. Pack these dietitian approved healthy snacks and if you have are going to stop to eat a meal, pick a restaurant that offers healthy meal options.


o Baggies of grapes.
o Cuties.
o Small apples (3 oz. each) or pears.
o Sugar snap peas with hummus.
o Cheese sticks.
o Individual 100 calorie guacamole cups.
o Individual peanut butter cups or pouches (these are great if your hotel does not have any healthy fat or protein choices in the continental breakfast).

Lunch stop items:

o 100% whole grain bread.
o Low sodium turkey and ham lunch meats.
o Munster cheese.
o Individual mayo and mustard packets.
o Pickle slices.
o Lettuce.
o Sliced tomato.
o Peanut butter.
o Honey.

Dinner options if stopped for fast food:

o 6 inch turkey or ham sub with cheese and unlimited vegetables.
o 2 taco bell tacos.
o Starbucks Spinach and Feta wrap.
o Chick-fil-a grilled chicken cool wrap.
o McDonalds artisan grilled chicken sandwich.


o Water bottles.
o Several water flavors (crystal light, mio, Stur, etc.).
o Carbonated waters (La Croix, Clear American).

Learn more healthful tips by scheduling an appointment at NOAH. We are accepting new patients 480-882-4545.