Manage the munchies with these healthy, car-friendly treats.

Manage the munchies with these healthy, car-friendly treats.

Manage the munchies with these healthy, car-friendly treats.

Is there anything easier than eating like total shit on vacation? I'll be honest and tell ya that all of my healthy eating habits go out the window the second we hit the open road. But it doesn't have to be that way! With a little prep and planning, you can bring along tasty AND healthy snacks instead that'll keep you on track for your whole trip!

The recipes here are so yummy, you won't even realize you're eating healthy. BONUS!!!

 

1) Oven-baked Fruit Leather

You don’t need a dehydrator to enjoy this fancy snack!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey

 How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to lowest temp available
  2. Add ingredients to blender, blend until smooth
  3. Place a silicone mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet
  4. Spread mixture evenly, give the tray a little tap to help it spread out and remove air bubbles
  5. Bake for 4-5 hours, until the center is no longer tacky
  6. Cut into long strips and roll with parchment paper so it doesn’t stick to itself!

 Swap out the strawberries for these other tasty fruits! Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, mangos, peaches, and even bananas work great in this recipe as well!

 

Source: https://www.wickedspatula.com/homemade-fruit-leather/



2) Roasted Honey Dijon Pecans

You'll be convinced these savory nuts were sent straight from heaven!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups raw pecans (preferably soaked and dehydrated first)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp honey ideally local
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

How to make it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325F
  2. Place the pecans in a large glass or ceramic bowl
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well with a spoon
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Spread the pecans evenly on the parchment paper 
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until starting to brown
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for ~20 minutes

 

Source: https://www.pureandsimplenourishment.com/roasted-honey-dijon-pecans-scd-gaps/



3) Three Seed Brittle with Coconut

Seeds aren't just for the birds, especially when coconut is added to the mix! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • scant 1/2 cup brown rice syrup, coconut nectar or maple syrup

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the sunflower seeds, coconut, sesame seeds, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low heat. Add the syrup and whisk until uniform. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and fold quickly to incorporate it before the mixture becomes too sticky.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and smooth out the top with the back of an oil-greased spatula.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely on the baking sheet.
  6. Crack the brittle into pieces and store them in a sealed container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

 

Source: https://www.suzanne-mccarthy.com/new-blog/2019/1/27/three-seed-brittle-with-coconut?rq=three%20seed%20brittle



4) Keto Cheese Crackers

 

It's baked cheese. Do I really need to say more?!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese slices
  • Garlic salt (actually any seasoning, or even a dash of hot sauce!)

 How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut each cheese slice into 4 squares
  3. Lay squares in one layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. Sprinkle with seasoning
  5. Bake for 15 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes (the crackers will harden as they cool)

 

Source: ​​https://wholelottayum.com/keto-cheese-crackers-recipe/

 

Great. Now I'm hungry!

 

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