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Nothing passes the time on a long road trip like digging into a few snacks. However, I’ve learned the hard way that eating large amounts of Sour Patch Kids, Pringles and Diet Coke on the road can (and probably will) make your stomach hurt and your trip less enjoyable. Take it from me, if you’re going to be sitting for a while, it’s worth packing a few healthier options so when you do get to your destination, you feel energized and ready to enjoy the scenery.
However, it’s imperative to pack ahead of time if you want to be in full control of your snack options — you never know what gas stations and rest stops along the way will or won’t have.
Online membership-based grocery retailer Thrive Market is a great option for finding good-for-you snacks at an affordable price. On Thrive Market’s website, you can even sort grocery options by your dietary and lifestyle needs (i.e. vegan, paleo, keto, gluten-free).
The Thrive Market membership costs only $5 a month, but the store offers 25–50 percent off retail prices on over 6,000 organic, non-GMO and sustainable products. So, according to the retailer’s website, members actually end up saving an average of $32 on every order (compared to shopping at their regular grocery store), and if you don’t make back your membership fee in savings in your first year, the company will credit you the difference when you renew.
“I’ve done price comparisons at local stores, and Thrive Market is cheaper — not by cents, but by dollars! The convenience of reading the ingredients online is priceless,” wrote one Thrive Market reviewer on its website.
Additionally, to help make healthy living more accessible, Thrive Market matches every paid membership with a free one for a low-income family, veteran, first responder, student or teacher.
New members can get a free 30-day trial membership and after that, can choose between monthly payments of $5 or a yearly membership for $59.95.
Check out some of our favorite all-organic, healthy road trip snacks available at Thrive Market below and snag a free trial membership today. You’ll never regret filling your body with good-for-you food that’s sustainable and tastes amazing.
1. Barnana Banana Bites 3-Pack, $13.49
Barnana Banana Bites’ key features:
Noka Superfood Smoothies’ key features:
No added sugars or sweeteners
Late July Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers’ key features:
Dye and color additive-free
4. Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookies, $4.49
Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookies’ key features:
5. Thrive Market Sweet Potato Chips, $2.49
Thrive Market Sweet Potato Chips’ key features:
6. Thrive Market Paleo Snack Mix (Ranch), $4.99
Thrive Market Paleo Snack Mix’s key features:
Thrive Market Free-Range Turkey Sticks’ key features:
No antibiotics/synthetic hormones
8. Dang Lemon Matcha Bar 12 Bars, $29.88
Dang Lemon Matcha Bars’ key features:
Skinny Dipped Super Dark + Sea Salt Almonds’ key features:
FitJoy Grain Free Pretzel Twists’ key features:
11. Thrive Market Dragon Fruit Chips, $2.99
Thrive Market Dragon Fruit Chips’ key features:
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