View Full Version : Road Trip Munchies?

11-09-2002, 12:56 PM
i have about a 2 and half hour trip between college and home. i usually bye a big gatorade and some combos (cheese pretzel type things). you guys have any other ideas what i can get at the gas station that would hold me over? i don't know if i eat cuz i am bored...but usually i just get the munchies while driving "long" trips. thanks:burger:

11-09-2002, 01:03 PM
Beef Jerky. Good source of gas station protein.

11-09-2002, 03:59 PM
it is also a good source of gas :fart: something i don't wanna have while in the car;)

11-09-2002, 04:16 PM
Well seeing as you can pretty much wait 3 hours between meals you can hold off on the food, assuming you eat right before you leave. If you MUST have something while driving, mix up a tuna salad on WW bread. Thats a perfect on the go meal IMO. Small, has a balance of macro's and you can eat it fairly quickly without a mess.

11-09-2002, 04:29 PM
i know i can wait...it is just like because i am kindda bored my brain tells my stomach to get hungry...just trying to keep my body happy...tuna sounds...i eat soo much of it

11-09-2002, 04:32 PM
Well, the underlying point of my post (sorry i didn't clearly express it) is that you should pre plan and not buy gas station crap. Make a meal, any meal pull over and eat it, even if its brown rice and chicken or a sweet potato or something. Just stay away from combos and gatorade, unless your refeeding.

11-09-2002, 04:35 PM
oh, good point there....thanks yanick.
i guess it would be good to bring food along...but gatorade would still be my drink of choice...not good to fall asleep at the wheel

11-09-2002, 04:38 PM
That's why they made Diet Coke.

11-09-2002, 04:39 PM
if you're worried about a lack of energy a sweet potato would be a much better choice than gatorade. While gatorade will give an almost immediate energy boost (quick absorption) the end result will be low blood sugar with high insulin which will not only cause lethargy but will make you hungry.

A sweet potato will work as time released energy. It will be absorbed slowly and provide an 'IV drip' of glucose.

EDIT:gatorade has caffiene in it? If it does, ignore my whole post above :D

11-09-2002, 05:13 PM
Milk and beef jerky. Cheese.

11-09-2002, 08:54 PM
burger king drive through :)

11-10-2002, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by frankm007
... i love me'nuts! :D

hahaha, 'nough said..that is just plain funny taken out of context

thanks for all your guys advice