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Healthy Snacks

Preparing for a Long Drive

Well, conference is coming up soon and I have been thinking about that long drive.  While I love to travel, driving can be tiring at times, especially in this late summer heat.  This particular journey is going to be confined to Interstate travel, so the scenery will not be as “scenic” as my camera would like.  Friends and colleagues are coming with me on this journey, sharing the driving responsibilities as well as the gas money!  Map reading will be at a minimum.

This could be a car from Shaklee!

Making a car trip  takes planning for me.  I don’t like to eat fast food as I travel for several reasons.  One main reason is the price for fast food when close to an Interstate Hwy is usually higher than when the same food is in a neighborhood.  Plus, the fat content and carbohydrate levels are usually high also.  Driving does not use that much energy, compared to the number ingested with hamburgers, fries and cokes.  Oh how I love good french fries! Yummy.  But not healthy.

Now I have to plan my snacks and meals along the way so I can stay energized and ready for conference when I arrive.  I am making my list already, planning my shopping trip, and wishing the car was larger!  For this trip, which we will do in 2 days of 7 or so hours of driving, I am taking some of my favorite Shaklee Cinch Products, popcorn (watch the salt), apples, Get Clean Water pitcher for fresh water on the road, green tea bags and Cinch Tea Packets, and some cookies.

Be Healthy

The Cinch Lemon-Cranberry Snack Bars are my favorites!  Along with the Peanut Butter Snack Bars, I will have a good balance of protein and carbohydrates since the bars are low glycemic. They make a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack anytime, but are really good for travels.  On airplanes they really fill that hungry spot!

Since I travel with the Get Clean Water Pitcher, I have fresh filtered water when I am thirsty.  Adding Cinch Tea or a green tea bag to my water bottle adds some good anti-oxidants as well as flavor to my water.  Staying hydrated while traveling is important.  When you become dehydrated, your brain is effected.  The one thing you need to have working well while driving is your brain!  Make good decisions while on the road.

Get Clean Water

Get Clean Water

I keep a cooler in the front seat with sliced apples, peanut butter and extra ice for my tea.  Having the cool apple slices and the peanut butter gives me a good snack with fiber, flavor and crunch.   When I stop along the way I take a few minutes in the rest area to spread some of the peanut butter on the ends of a few of the apple slices for a quick snack.  Keeping the fuel and water coming in, keeps me awake and ready to drive safely.  When flying, I do something similar, but don’t have the cooler.

Some of the traveling I do is lengthy. Using the Cinch Shakes along those long journeys really keeps me fueled and focused.  Cinch Shakes are filled with good protein, vitamins, minerals and flavor.  I use the Cinch Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Shakes.  When traveling in a car you can use the canisters.  But for airplanes, I find the packets work best.  One packet per meal and you are done!  Makes the luggage lighter as you continue on your journey.

So when you get ready for your next trip, whether it is across town or across country, take a few minutes to plan your meals, take some healthy snacks, water bottles with your filtered Get Clean Water and have fun in this beautiful country!  Fuel for you is as important as fuel for the car!  Stay well.

 

Snacking & Summer Travel Meals Made a Cinch!

However you travel in the Summer, whether by trains, planes, automobiles, trucks, RV’s, motorcycles, bikes, boats and buses, you are going to eat!  I probably left out some forms of transportation, such as camels, but those aren’t going to cross most of our paths as we venture to see the family this summer!  But if you do use a camel or an elephant as transportation, let me know how it works.  Of course some folks like to hike or walk, but not this Southern Belle!

During summer traveling, I plan my food intake carefully.  Since you might have guessed, I do like to eat, so snacking is a challenge.  Snacks can be a good way to keep energy levels up asespotLatteShake 108 x108  72 you travel, especially if you are on a plane and your normal meal schedule is disrupted.   Being attuned to my body’s need for protein and minimal carbohydrates, I keep the Cinch Snack Bars from Shaklee with me along with somlCinchBars 108 x108  72e of the Cinch Shake Packets and a few handfuls of almonds for munching.  These fill me up; give me good vitamins, minerals and lots of good soy protein balanced with some carbs for energy.  Lemon Cranberry Bars are my favorites. Yummy!

Flying is always a challenge for me since meals are often interrupted by the flight schedule. Having had several long “sits” on tarmacs due to weather issues elsewhere,  I now take my snacks with me just in case.  My last flights had me in the air from LA to Atlanta during meal time, with no time for a meal in the Atlanta AilCinchEnergyTea 108 x108  72rport between flights.  So using my Tupperware Quick Shake as a mixing area, the Cinch Shakes mix easy with water and I have an on the go meal.   Along with the Cinch Shakes, I enjoy my Cinch Energy Tea, known as Liquid Oomph!  Easy to add to a serving of water.  A mix of Green, Red and White Teas, in an easy to use “stick”; just open and pour.  Good hot or cold.

So, remember when traveling:  Drink lots of water, keep moving, keep your energy levels up, keep your immune system up and have fun as you travel this summer!

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