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Stock Your Vehicle with Healthful Snacks

We are going on a little road trip this summer. Every time we stop to fuel our car, my kids ask for treats at the convenience store. What can I do?
Stock Your Vehicle with Healthful Snacks

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Stock your vehicle with more healthful snacks that you purchase at a grocery store ahead of time. Be sure to bring a water bottle filled with ice water. Make some cereal snack mixes ahead of time.

These are some snacking ideas to save money on family road trips:

  • Packets of nuts, seeds or dried fruit (such as raisins or dried cranberries)
  • Single-serving cereal boxes
  • Whole fruit such as apples, bananas and grapes
  • Single servings of applesauce
  • Try making your own snack mixes and packing them in snack-sized bags. See “Pinchin’ Pennies in the Kitchen: Make Your Own Snack Mixes” available from the NDSU Extension Service (

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise July 2015

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