Tasty and healthy snacks for the road

Finding snacks that keep well and taste good is sometimes tricky.

6/9/20211 min read

Road trips are just the best, right? The highway, the changing scenery, and the ever-expanding horizons just make it feel like anything could happen. We decided to do a road trip around Lake Michigan this summer and naturally, the snack department was my responsibility. I took to Pinterest and my go-to food blogs for inspiration.

And lucky for me, granola bars are still trendy! I used to make homemade granola to get me through long days in the library as an undergraduate. It’s such a versatile dish: eat it with yogurt, sprinkle it on top of smoothie bowls, or add extra dates or dried fruit and you can snack it dry. I knew sports majors who would add protein powder and peanut butter and mold theirs into granola balls. Natural sports nutrition at its best, I’d say. Inspired by the different types of granola balls, I decided to make a few variations using my basic granola base. My toppings would include goji berries, crushed sunflower seeds, and cacao nibs.