Our family’s a road trip family. If there’s an option between flying and driving, I’ll choose driving 9 times out of 10. The only problem with long road trips for a whole food family, is healthy eating along the way. Now, that’s not to say you can’t find some great natural mom & pop restaurants and markets along the road, but it’s best to pack your own “just in case” food if you’re really wanting to stick to your food rules the whole way. That means we’re packing a big cooler and lots of freezy packs to keep our food fresh. In addition to the fresh food, I make a big batch of granola and bars to throw in the trunk for snacks. I learned my techniques from the healthy snack guru, my mom. When we were kids, we road tripped a lot. Dad and a friend converted a van for our family road trips. It was rockin’ with blue shag carpet, wood paneling and a sweet foam bed in the back. And to us, the greatest fun was spinning in the center captain’s chairs while munching on graham crackers and apple slices.
Sometimes, for a super treat, we ate apple halves filled with peanut butter and granola. Those snacks are some of my go-to road foods with my own kids. One of our even more frequent treats are pint zipper bags filled with air-popped popcorn! The kids love it and it’s incredibly easy to make and pack. With the Freshpedition, Ben and Justin are stocking their fridge with fresh veggies from Farmer’s markets across the country. Which, if we can swing it, is exactly what we do! (Just on a tiny scale with a cooler instead of a fridge.) Supplementing our non-perishable goodies with Farmer’s market finds along the way allows our family to continue or passion for road trips while keeping up with our whole food goals. GE is continuing this same passion for fresh food with the Freshpedition Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes uses Pinterest, which means you can actually pin for a chance to win all new GE kitchen appliances. But wait, there’s even more to win! You can also enter each day of the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 VISA® Prepaid Card. Entering for this prize is fun as you’re asked to pin your favorite fresh foods or your own recipes. Also, these pins when hashtagged with your state (e.g. #GEfreshTX) become part of a “Best of Fresh” map featuring freshness from around the country. Explore the map here: http://www.freshpedition.com/sweepstakes/fresh-map.htm For official rules and to enter visit here: http://www.freshpedition.com/sweepstakes/
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