Well, how was the weekend for everyone?!
Ours was great, but somehow it seemed to fly by even faster than normal. I’m thinking the fact that we decided to take a little day trip to Sedona on Saturday had something to do with it. Sedona is a beautiful town about two hours north of Phoenix. My cousins are in town and are staying with my aunt and uncle who live up there, so we decided to take a little adventure to Sedona for the day to visit everyone. It was a good time – we were able to catch up with everyone after not seeing many of them for several YEARS (!!), we swam, ate good food, and relaxed. Hunter was quite the trooper too and had a blast swimming with all the kids. Before we knew it, the sun was starting to set and we decided it was time to take the trek back home for the day. It was a fun filled, busy day!
Let’s chat the actual road trip side of things because we all know taking any sort of long-ish road trip with a toddler in tow can be a little daunting. I don’t know about you other moms, but my toddler in particular can be a challenge on long car rides. He is a busy little bee and despises sitting still for any length of time. Those relaxing road trips that we used to have are looooong gone for us. We have various “tricks” we use with him to help keep him busy and pass the time like bringing toys and books, singing and dancing to songs, and looking for various things out the window (tractors, airplanes, etc.). And then there’s my personal favorite – SNACKS! Snacks are so crucial for us when we’re traveling, not only for Hunter but for this mama too. It keeps our bellies happy, and our minds preoccupied on something yummy to help pass the time.
Below are some of our personal favorite healthy road trip snacks for parents and kids alike!
Healthy Road Trip Snacks
- Fresh fruit (bananas, grapes, apples, and pre-peeled oranges/clementines are our favorites!)
- Cheese (i.e. string cheese, blocked cheese, etc.)
- Protein or granola bars
- Beef jerky
- Dried fruit
- Trail mix
- Whole grain crackers
- Sweet potato chips
- Carrot sticks
- Dry cereal
These Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds and the Lightly Salted Almonds both made an appearance on our road trip this past weekend and were quite the hit with all of us! Cody and Hunter favored the Roasted Salted variety, and I stuck with the Lightly Salted ones. They’re crunchy, full of flavor, and fill you right up with all of the protein and healthy fats they provide. They’ve become quite the favorite go-to snack for us lately!
I’d love to hear some of your favorite healthy road trip snacks for you and/or your kiddos in the comments section at the bottom of this post!
Weekly Workouts & Meals
Moving right along to my weekly workouts and meals from last week! This little feature has been MIA on the blog the last couple weeks, so I’m glad to be bringing it back today.
Let’s check out how I was moving last week!
- Monday (07/20/15): Taught BODYPUMP® class
- Tuesday (07/21/15): Rest
- Wednesday (07/22/15): Taught RPM® indoor cycling class + demonstrated exercises/workout for Total Body Conditioning class
- Thursday (07/23/15): Rest
- Friday (07/24/15): Taught BODYPUMP® class
- Saturday (07/25/15): Rest
- Sunday (07/26/15): Rest
Thoughts on my workouts:
Well as you can see, this is probably the lightest week of exercise I’ve had in quite awhile (not including our week long vacation to Door County). While another day or two of some sort of activity would’ve been ideal, I am really okay with getting in only three days of solid workouts. After several weeks in a row of teaching a LOT of classes, a random week of not as much activity was good for me. I was able to spend extra time with Hunter, work on some home related projects that I keep pushing aside, and begin some new work related adventures that I’m excited to be taking on. That all being said, I do hope to add in a couple more workouts this coming week, but one week of less workouts than normal is totally a-okay by me! Besides, I think my body appreciated it.
Next up … what we had on tap for dinners last week to give you some meal inspiration for this week!
- Chicken Cobb Salads
- Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Crock Pot Creamy Chicken + Broccoli over rice
- Ribs, corn on the cob, salad, & watermelon
- Homemade pizzas
We also made a trip to Chick-Fil-A one evening which is always a hit in our family! We all love the food and Hunter could play in the play place all day long. I’ve been all about the easy meals lately, hence the Crock Pot being used twice and going out to eat. Eh, it happens some weeks, right?
Have a fabulous start to your week!
What are some of your favorite healthy road trip snacks?
How did your workouts go last week?
Best meal from last week?
Disclosure: This “Flavor Your Adventure” post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more snack ideas to “Flavor Your Adventure” this summer, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.