Bring healthy snacks

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If you have a long ride ahead of you, plan ahead and pack healthy snacks to keep you alert and energized on the road.

“Choose portable options that will fit simply into an insulated bag, like fresh produce such as grapes, whole apples or pears, sliced apples, peeled citrus like clementines, tangerines, and oranges,” Farrell said.

Kelly Hogan, a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition and wellness manager at the Mount Sinai Dubin Breast Center, notes it’s especially important to pack snacks if you know you’re not going to have a chance to stop for something or the options are limited to fast food joints on the road.

“Quick ideas could be a peanut butter and banana sandwich, turkey sandwich with veggies, nuts, fresh portable fruit, nut butters, sliced veggies like carrots, celery, bell peppers with hummus snack packs, string cheese and yogurts,” Hogan told CBS News.

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