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We haven’t been on a road trip in over three years! We drove to Cali for my sister-in-laws wedding over the weekend. I enjoyed the drive more than I thought I would.

We stopped 5 times which was nice; my butt wasn’t numb by the end of the trip. It took way longer than flying, but we made some good memories. What a nice, extended weekend; just before I start working. EEEk!

After putting much thought into our road trip menu, this is what we came up with. Since it’s the season for traveling, I thought this might be helpful to you. Now what the heck do I pack for the road home?

How To Plan Road Trip Snacks:

This flavored water warrants it’s own post, but since we are having way too much fun to be stuck in front of a computer screen all day, I tossed it in with this one. I’ve been crazy about this stuff for months. It’s so simple! There’s no sugar in it but somehow it’s just perfect and incredibly refreshing.

We transferred this to our Nalgene bottles and chugged them down, except we should have taken some water bottles with us. (Ran out and drank Gatorade the rest of the way).

The awesome thing is, you can refill them with just a bottle of plain water which will be flavored by your mix-ins and be just as amazing (do the same thing at home; just refill your pitcher all week long). Being the geniuses that we are, we didn’t take any water bottles along. 🙁 Boo

Bring on the JUNK FOOD!! The salt and vinegar chips gave me some heartburn but I couldn’t stop! Those of you who love these will understand.

For the record, I hate cold cut sandwiches, but I loved these! It’s amazing how good deli meat makes the difference. I used a Boars Head turkey meat from Fred Meyer (it’s kinda pricey $9-$10/lb), but half a pound makes 2 bursting with meat sandwiches (the only way I like ’em). Oh and this Boars Head Gourmaise is delicious; it really makes the sandwich quite tasty!

We also packed some fruit (and hoped we wouldn’t get arrested at the border)

This was the miscellaneous pile. In case a certain toddler wanted choices.

So that’s it! We ate probably 2/3 of this loot. Thankfully it was semi-healthy.
Hope this gave you some ideas for your next road trip. Happy traveling!

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Avera
    July 10, 2012

    The flavored water looks really refreshing! What goes in there? Basil leaves, lemon slices, strawberry slices, and ice? Is that all? Looks like a great idea! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2012

      You are correct Avera. Very simple, yet refreshing and smells delicious. Reply

  • You have such a gorgeous family Natasha! I’m glad your trip was fun:)

    I finally started a blog (after my tumblr). You asked me to let you know, so here is is:)

    olivehealth.wordpress.com

    Happy Monday Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 9, 2012

      Thank you for the compliment 🙂 I’m looking forward to checking out your blog!!! Reply

  • Masha
    July 9, 2012

    Thank you for all the great ideas..
    I also wanted to let you know which you probably might know already.. that coupons.com have $1.50 for any better than bouillon coupon. =) just wanted to share. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 9, 2012

      Thank you for the tip Masha. I will check it out  Reply

  • Lidiya
    July 8, 2012

    Im glad your trip turned out to be well=)) My sister in law also leaved in Idaho and came here for the week with her family (to Cali). I see you wrote “before I start work”, congratulations on getting a job that was very fast=) And best of luck. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2012

      Thank you so much! I’m just excited this day is finally here! I’m so thankful to God for blessing me with this job. Yes we love living in Idaho 🙂 Reply

  • Sarah Z.
    July 8, 2012

    hi Natasha,
    The sandwich looks so tasty. By the way, what kind of bread do you buy? brand? type?
    Thanks so much for this post. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2012

      This was just a whole wheat one on sale at Fred Meyer, but I like Dave’s Killer bread; I think it’s organic and I like the blue one. Best price is at Winco. Reply

  • Emma
    July 8, 2012

    looking good! cute son Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2012

      Thank you. I think so too  Reply

  • vikulya
    July 8, 2012

    You guys had a wonderful time, huh?
    I am happy for you.
    Natasha, it is so nice of you to share with these travel ideas. Food prepared in advance is a lot better and healthier than stopping at McDonald’s or similar to that.
    I will surely use your suggestions next time my family travels.
    Hope you guys will enjoy being in California) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2012

      I agree! We usually just stopped in Winnemucca (spelling?) and I always felt really gross after eating out there. plus it’s nice to much the entire trip on healthy goodies  Reply

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