Healthy Snacks for Your Road Trip

Family by Car Packed for Road Trip | Eustis, FL

If you’re going on a long road trip with your Chevy, it’s a good idea to bring along snacks that are nutritious and easy to eat in the car. Light, healthy foods will keep you feeling energized, instead of feeling sick and weighed down by junk food. Here are some of the best healthy snacks for your road trip.

Fruits and veggies

If you’re bringing a cooler, bring some vegetables such as baby carrots, edamame, and bell pepper slices. These are not only tasty but will make you feel full without eating a lot. Try dipping veggies in hummus for more flavor and a punch of protein. Fruits are great too, especially low-mess options like grapes and pre-cut orange slices.

Proteins

Dry meats like beef jerky or deli meats kept in the cooler can be a good source of healthy protein. You can also make hardboiled eggs to keep in the cooler, or buy them already boiled and peeled to save time. For the vegetarians, marinated and baked tofu cubes are a delicious and longer-lasting option.

Crackers and cheese

Crackers are a perfect light, healthy snack, especially when paired with cheese cubes for a combination of carbs and protein. If you’re a big cheese fan, bringing cheese sticks or string cheese to snack on keeps you healthy and happy.

Grains

Bread or crackers paired with hummus, peanut butter, or deli meat makes for a snack that’s more filling and like a real meal, while still being quick to make and easy to eat. You can also make sandwiches in advance and leave them in the cooler for a quick grab-and-go.

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The Top Scenic Drives in Central Florida

Florida Highway

When it’s too cold to head to the beach, take a scenic drive with your family and see Florida’s beautiful nature. Here are just a few scenic drives in central Florida that you can enjoy this fall.

Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway

Take a 3-mile drive along the Gulf Coast and view the beautiful Bradenton Beach along the way. If you see a site that catches your eye, there are lots of opportunities to park your vehicle and explore. You can also pack your bike and ride on the path for part of the journey.

Florida Black Bear National Scenic Byway

Winding over 123 miles, this drive takes you by the Ocala National Forest, where you can see trees and springs, instead of beaches. You could also see a Florida black bear along the way.

Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

This drive spans 233 miles, so you should consider setting aside more than one day for exploring it. The drive passes through three different wildlife refuges, making this a fantastic route if you love spotting different plants and animals.

Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway

The Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway takes you from Tampa to Clearwater, while giving you lovely views of the waves. Keep a lookout for wildlife while you drive the 10 miles.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet are proud to be located in Eustis, Florida. Before hitting the road, stop by our dealership for routine maintenance. 

Take an Affordable Spring Break Road Trip

Spring Break Beach

A spring break road trip is a great way to escape the daily grind, but it can also take a toll on your wallet depending on where you go. Luckily, there are a number of affordable spring break destinations, especially if you’re willing to take a road trip. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach setting or simply a change of pace, there’s an ideal spring break location for everyone.

Travel Channel recommends taking a trip to Washington D.C. While most people don’t think of the U.S. capital as a spring break destination, it has tons of history, lots of free museums and galleries, and iconic landmarks. Plus, there are a number of great places to stop along the route from Florida to D.C.

Looking for something a little closer to home? Visit Sanibel Island, Florida. It’s best to visit this area between February and April, however, if you want to find shells along the shore. Plus, the sandy beaches provide a comfortable place to relax, and it’s less crowded than other beaches in the state during spring break.

Lastly, New Orleans, Louisiana is another great, budget-friendly destination. The city boasts a dynamic nightlife scene, Southern comfort food, and a historic French quarter. Plus, if you avoid airfare and opt for road-tripping, you can save even more money.

Contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet if your vehicle needs a tune-up before you embark on your spring break road trip.