Recipes

10 Perfect Car Snacks

10 Perfect Car SnacksAre you travelling this weekend? Do you want to avoid the Golden Arches stop or chips and lolly binge?

Here are 10 perfect car snacks that are great when you are trying to following a weight loss plan or healthy eating diet.

  1. Veggie sticks with a chunky thick dip
  2. Sliced chicken
  3. Sandwich with a chunky veggie based  dip like hommus
  4. Falafel balls – recipe below.
  5. A Healthy Mummy Smoothie in a takeaway container
  6. Fruit
  7. Homemade muffins or healthier banana bread
  8. Sliced up frittata
  9. Tuna burger patties by themselves
  10. Drinking yoghurt

The most important point is to pack the food in a way which is firstly easily accessible and secondly easy to clean up and not leave too much mess.

These falafel balls are the perfect addition to a car trip. Pack them in a small plastic container, cold and you will have no mess to clean away. Plus they are high in protein and fibre to keep you feeling full for the whole car trip.

Prep time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of coriander seed
  • 2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 handful of parsley leaves
  • 1 handful of mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients except the oil into a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Wet your hands and shape the mixture into 16 small balls. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and place 8 balls in at a time. Slightly flatten them with the back of your fork. Cook each round for around 5 minutes.
  4. Place them on a paper towel to rest and pack off to take on your trip.

Around 70 calories per falafel.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."