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When you hit the road for a family road trip, expenses can really pile up. One of the most serious expenses can be food because the vast majority of travelers grab food on the go. Whether you have a car full of kids or it is just you, planning your snack options and meals on the go can help save your family time and money especially with when you can stock up for the family. Sam’s Club offer members the opportunity to stock up adding value and convenience to their new grocery list.
As Sam’s Club Member’s we can pick up a variety of snack and convenient meal options and save money along the way. Right now and through July 20th, the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Booklets offers several instant savings like a 3 box pack of Kool Aid Jammers at an additional $1.50 savings for a value of $5.03. Also, American KRAFT Singles are also featured for an additional savings of $1.75 making them a value of $5.03. KRAFT Easy Mac Cups are also included in the instant savings booklet. Members can save an additional $2.00 until July 20th, for a value of $7.68. Staying hydrated is key to any summer road trip which makes Kool Aid Jammers a great addition to our ice chest full of bottled water.
My youngest sister Daniella and I will be traveling with my two children this week. Our 1k mile road trip is a great way to reconnect, reminisce and share some of our family stories with my two children. Since I am always looking for ways to save money I carefully planned our road trip with a variety of food and snack options. Snacks are great but I also wanted to include something a substantial and filling.
My family loves wraps so I decided to incorporate traditional turkey & cheese with Salsa! We LOVE anything spicy but my turkey and cheese salsa wraps are extremely mild. In fact, I make a creamy salsa using cream cheese and salsa that can be substituted in place or ranch or mayo. When we are on the road, I like to line my wraps with parchment paper so the tortillas stay fresh and avoid the risk of sogginess from keeping cool in the ice chest. Wraps are perfect for any occasion but especially great for traveling. If you are not comfortable eating in the car, utilize local rest breaks and have a picnic while taking a bathroom break.
Looking for other food options that will save you time and money on your next road trip?
Pack individual sized baggies of veggies
When it comes to carrots, celery, or countless other veggie favorites, it is tough to find anything better. They are easily snack-able while driving and they need nothing to taste fantastic. The little snack size storage bags are ideal to pack them in and a simple little cooler does nicely for storage.
Consider dried fruit
Dried fruit is wonderful because it gives you that burst of sweet your family craves. Dried fruit is also great because you don’t have to keep it at a certain temperature. It travels just fine in the seat next to you.
Granola is another awesome traveling food and you should consider packing plenty of them for a long trip. Again, you don’t have to carry them in a cooler and they keep forever. These are awesome for getting through long stretches of open road when you are hungry. Granola is naturally filling and it will last a pretty long time.
If you are traveling and want something a bit more substantial, a small cooler can carry everything you need for a healthy, delicious salad. Add in some turkey or chicken to jazz it up and bring along some plastic bowls and forks for silverware. It stretches well and will keep everyone from being hungry on the road. Don’t forget a fruit or two to give it some sweet flavor if that is what you like.
Subs or Wraps
Whether it is stopping at a Sub shop or bringing along your favorite fixings, these are wonderfully filling when you are riding long distance. Pack some whole grain bread along with a few lean meats to enjoy. Add in some veggies and light mayo and you have yourself a meal on wheels. Subs also make a good choice if you are choosing to stop at a park or rest area to stretch your legs.
Buying in bulk for a road trip is really a great decision. You can save your family time and money not to mention a few tears along the way. Pack up a cooler full of your favorite snack foods and stick a few long lasting options in your travel bag that won’t go bad.