Written by Sylvia Geiger MS, RD, CD, Price Chopper Community Nutritionist

For many families the start of summer  signals a time for a special adventure known as the “Family Road Trip.” Everyone packs into the car with their gear and everything they need to head down the highway to visit long lost family, far away National Parks or other memorable destinations.

Eating well during these trips can be a challenge. There’s often little time to stop for a meal, and when you do the choices aren’t always great and can become expensive. Packing some snacks is a good way to keep you fueled up until you can stop for a real meal. Snacking in the car can have its drawbacks.  It’s easy to mindlessly polish off chips and candy by the bagful, leaving no one satisfied and everyone thirsty.  

Here are some ideas for healthy foods that travel well, without making a mess of your car. 

Not planning a road trip this week? 

Recipe Ideas using this week’s sale items

All main ingredients are on sale

 (NuVal score for raw ingredient in parentheses.)

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin & Oven-Fried Chicken

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin & Oven-Fried Chicken