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10 Best Snacks for a Road Trip


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Go Nutty
If you're craving something salty and crunchy, pop open a container of nuts.
If you're craving something salty and crunchy, pop open a container of nuts.
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Skip the chips. If you're craving something salty and crunchy, put away the Ruffles and pop open a container of nuts. Peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, almonds, whatever your favorite nuts -- or seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower -- are good combinations of healthy fats and protein. Although nuts are packed full of protein, fiber and healthy fats, keep portions small: Just 14 almonds or 20 pistachios equals 100 calories, the caloric sweet-spot for snacking [source: WebMD]. And keep sodium levels in check by choosing unsalted varieties.

Alternatively, popcorn or rice cakes are good options to satisfy a crunchy craving. Three cups of air-popped popcorn (hold the salt and butter) equals 100 calories, so munch away [source: Drayer].


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