Let’s be honest. On a long or even short road trip, gas stations can cause you to overspend in seconds. And they always have items I’ll never see on the shelves at my Wal-Mart. How can this $10 or more SNAFU be fixed? A few ideas below!
- Put together a snack list based on your wants and needs. How long is the trip? How many Oreos do you need over the course of 200 miles? How many calories do I really need? I mean, can I just chew gum and talk on the phone and avoid the munchies?
- Buy the snacks. But NOT at the gas station! I live in Missouri, so you’ll find me buying them at Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart.
- Containers matter. I like healthy snacks most of the time, so recently I purchased this Bento Box from The Container Store. Bento Boxes are the BEST and Russbe has some of the sleekest ones around.
- On long trips (day or two), I try to have a snack box and a cooler. Drinks are just as expensive as your Twizzlers anymore! Dollar Tree usually has a small Styrofoam cooler for sale during the summer.
- Reusable water bottles. Save the planet, people! I prefer CamelBak Eddy’s and these roll up bottles by Platypus. Yes, they roll up!
- Parents, get your kids involved! Healthy habits start young. Help them plan out the snack and drink boxes with you.
- Use my free printable checklist