Roadtrip....snacks, what stuff do you take?

MarineMomX2
By MarineMomX2 Latest Reply 2009-12-09 14:01:15 -0600
Started 2009-12-05 00:19:15 -0600

Well the truck is all packed and I'm ready to head to Austin tomorrow and see my son receive his degree at UT/Austin! I've gotten pretty regular when I travel now at packing snacks to prevent those impromptu pull-off's at places like Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, etc.., but still wondering if I'm packing the right kind of things! My handy-dandy insulated bag is packed with:
2 bananas/2 apples
2 pks of peanut butter crackers
1 spicy V-8
1 pkg of Laughing Cow RF Cheeses(ok, they only have 1g carb/1gsugar/35cal each..figured that's not too bad!)
1sm jar dill pickles (yeah, I just like them!) lol
6pk/water - in the cooler

What kinds of things do you pack for roadtrips?


16 replies

appleseed
appleseed 2009-12-09 14:01:15 -0600 Report

The problem with most of us is that we still have the cravings that come from riding what I call the Glycemic rollercoaster. We eat a bit of sweetness…(just enough, but not enough to hurt) and then our system starts spiking our insulin, which in turn releases all kinds of goodies into our systems, and the cycle starts again. Why not just stick to low glycemic snacks and foods to begin with?

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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-09 13:47:12 -0600 Report

OOhh, I am glad I that I found this post! WE USED to travel some, before I was discovered to be TOO SWEET, now it is only an hour on the road to get to Drs or some of the kids, but I always take something to snack on,,,seems those wheels turning just jazz up my appetite, rather like when you don't have access to any food or nothing to drink, your cravings increase 10 fold! I bought a pkg of little crackers, or cheese/peanut butter crackers, always take my water jug—-might get a diet pop if we stop—sometimes I take one but since it usually hastens my "gotta go" urges, I save it for the end of the trip, or so—-

I like plain, dry Cheerios too,sometimes sprinkle them with a flavored, salt—-love that sweet and salty mix. Or a pkg of M-M's mixed with nuts. Not enough candy in the mix to hurt, and it is a pleasant surprise to bite into a piece!! Now I am hungry again! haha—PR

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-12-05 19:26:51 -0600 Report

i take small cottage cheese 1 sandwich of peanut butter as small amount of fruit grapes berries water 1/2 a pear an atkins bar and an atkins milk shake. i have a little lunch box so if i am doing a lot of walking i have enough choices to choose from for snacks i travel long distances about 14 hrs so i have morning snack and lunch and after noon snack and we eat out for supper or breakfast so i eat according to what i have for those meals.

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-12-05 19:26:46 -0600 Report

i take small cottage cheese 1 sandwich of peanut butter as small amount of fruit grapes berries water 1/2 a pear an atkins bar and an atkins milk shake. i have a little lunch box so if i am doing a lot of walking i have enough choices to choose from for snacks i travel long distances about 14 hrs so i have morning snack and lunch and after noon snack and we eat out for supper or breakfast so i eat according to what i have for those meals.

Sheri S
Sheri S 2009-12-05 19:07:19 -0600 Report

I just spent 8 hours flying no too long ago and took licorice, chex mix and beef jerky. Sounds like nuts or cheese and crackers would've worked too. I also bought a water and soda at the airport. Sounds like you're driving so it gives you a little more flexibility. Don't forget to take a simple sugar item, fruit juice, glucose tabs, juice box etc to treat a low. It could have been a scary trip if you had a BS in the 50s and get stuck in a place miles from anywhere. Have a nice trip :D

Harlen
Harlen 2009-12-05 09:02:10 -0600 Report

I like cheeses I try to stey way from carbs as much as I can Beef jerkie,meat stiks.
So its meat and cheeses for me I love grapes and all but they make my BS go way up but thats just me
have fun on a trip and test test test
Best wishes Harlen

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-05 07:47:10 -0600 Report

Im glad everyone is saying what they would take on a road trip, so now Im taking good notes. Thanks everyone now I know what s good and what isnt. Now Im ready for my road trips that will be coming.

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2009-12-05 05:11:46 -0600 Report

Drive safely, and congrats on the diploma!!!

I like fruit by the foot, cheese and crackers, low fat string cheese, low sugar Quaker Oaks granola bars, baby carrots, celery, and sometimes bananas and apple slices w/peanut butter if I am the passenger or without if I am driving. Also like to have enough for the room. I like tomato juice in the 3.5 oz can altho the 5.5 oz is only around 13 grams of carbs. Tropicana also make the low sugar…50% and Ocean Spray the diet cranberry mixes in small bottles…about 6 to 8 oz sizes for variety. Now, if I am over-nighting, I pack lots of extras!!! :)

riverrat
riverrat 2009-12-05 01:33:23 -0600 Report

I like to take fresh veggies to munch on. I love your laughing cow and I would take it too.. Some peanut butter for the celery, crackers for the cheese and some kind of dried fruit. Also I like a diet soda as well as water. Any thing that keeps us out of those fast food places. They are killers for diabetics. lol

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-05 00:51:13 -0600 Report

my husband is also on a trip today and he has 8 hours to drive so that your timing is really perfect:)
Yesterday I cooked muffins for him ( full of dried cranberries , appricots , bananas even a few of figs). Also I made a nylon bag full of fresh fruits : apples , mandarins , quince , pears.The third thing is another nylon bag ; some biscuits (24 cab of 6 pieces) , crackers and bars.
He will eat somewhere on the way his lunch and I recommended him to have a soup and vegetable dish with yoghurt.His dinner is also packed with him.
But I wish I could go with him thus could take care of him better.
Have a pleasant trip.
Birdy

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-05 17:28:16 -0600 Report

Birdy,

You are such a good wife. Your husband is so lucky to have you to take care of him. I haven't been on a lot of road trips (long ones) since I was diagnosed, so, a few weeks ago, I went on a business trip with my husband; it was about a 8-9 hr. drive. Well, guess what? I didn't even think to pack snacks for myself because we always just stop a a restuarant along the way and have a good meal. Well, we were driving through the mountains, and there was nothing for miles to get anything to eat after we had stopped and had our breakfast. By the time we got to our destination, I was a total wreck. I was mean, and irritable, and hungry. So needless-to-say, I learned my lesson. I told my husband, that the next trip I take with him, I now know that I will need to pack snacks for myself. LOL!!!! Hugs, your friend, Sue T.

BIRDY
BIRDY 2009-12-06 08:07:17 -0600 Report

My Dear Friend Sue ,

Thanks for your compliements.I have to be a good wife cause I promised to the mayor at the wedding ceremony hehe.You know the sentences " in good days , bad days I will be your bla bla bla.I'm feeling that the mayor is watching me and he will come and punish me if I don't take care of him haha ( a kind of schizophrenia I guess , but normal cause I'm a gemini :)
By the way , I'm sorry for your trip.You say you were hungry for a long time.I can understand you very well.I even have no diabet problem but never stand to be hungry for a long time.It makes me sick , causes headacke and sometime later I see walking hamburgers etc on the street haha.Yeah we always need to plan our foods. For urgent cases , I put some crackers and milks in the car.Maybe you can also do a similiar thing.You can keep some cheese , nuts , crackers in the car.They may be savers.Just an idea. For the next time I know you will have a better trip.
Hugs hugs hugs.
Your friend Birdy

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