Top Do’s And Top Don’ts While You Hit The Road on Melbourne
With any road trip comes snacking. Lots of snacking.
As the holidays are approaching, road trips will be on the list of your travel plans. Whether it’s just a small road trip with your friends around Melbourne, or you are driving your car on your way to grandma’s home, a long journey on The Great Ocean Road, you’re inevitably going to need a backseat full of road trip snacks.
And, unfortunately, good road trip snacks aren’t the first thing you’re thinking about when you’re planning for your trip around Melbourne—likely, they’re one of the last things you do before heading off.
But this season, we can all aim to do better and plan to make sure you’ve packed the best road trip snacks possible for your Melbourne road trip journey.
Thankfully, Cheaper Car Rentals is here to guide you in selecting the right kind of snacks for your trip around Melbourne.
As a leading car rental company, we know what to pack and what not to carry while you hit the road. Let’s read on some dos and don’ts to follow while packing snacks, and of course, the best road trip snacks to buy on the go.
Read on for your road trip food craving and survival guide:
Pack individually portioned treats into an individual zip-lock baggies. It will make things easier for everyone to pack the bags. Buy some cooler bags for the things that should be kept chilled like cheese, fruits, cold drinks and more. Your other pantry bag can be filled with cookies, crackers, etc. Holding this two separate bags make sure that the dry pantry foods don’t get soggy from condensation or spills.
Focus on packing dry foods such as dry almonds, dry nuts, cashews and more. Sometimes it’s a good idea to eat clean like health gurus and stick to the fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges.
Pack food in mason jars. Just fill up a mason jar that easily fits into a cup holder so the person at the wheel (or the trusty, hungry driver) can snack along too.
Don’t carry anything that could melt or spoil your vehicle. Instead of bringing a chicken salad or milk for the kids, plan to make stops to nearby grocery stores along the way. And while everyone loves chocolate, but it melts quicker than you’d think—to keep it to an on the go treat unless you want to deal with a sticky mess in your backseat.
Don’t bring foods that need utensils to make or even eat. Avoid a last-minute lunch meltdown when you realised you forgot to pack forks or spoons and try to eat everything by hand and bite-sized.
Healthy Road Trip Snacks to Make At Home
If you are trying to stay away from processed foods, then load up your cooler with the homemade healthy road trip snacks mentioned below.
- Banana-Walnut Muffins
- Baked Cookies
- Pizza Pretzel Nuggets
- Cookies and Cream Crispy Treats
- Honey Mustard Snack Mix
- Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites
- No-Bake Lemon-Chia Bars
Best Road Trip Snacks to Buy From The Grocery Stores
If you are a person with a “There’s No Way I Can Get Snacks in Order Before I Leave” thinking, then no worries at all! We suggest you plenty of delicious and healthy options to buy from the gas station shops or nearby grocery stores.
Pick a couple of options for your road-trip from our list.
- Granola or nut bars
- Cheese and crackers
- Carrot sticks
- Popcorn, greek yoghurt
- Hummus and bell peppers strips
- pack of multi-grain slices of bread
No matter what you pack for your road trip, with our affordable car rental packages, we are here to provide a pleasurable road trip experience in Melbourne.