Even while traveling I still try to keep eating at drive thrus to a minimum. I try to keep it to about once a day if possible but some traveling days that just doesn’t work. The second day of our trip was the day of the Atlanta road/bridge collapse and we had to make a quick decision of changing our route. Instead of being a 12 hour drive we ended up with a slightly more than 14 hour drive. So, there was lots of food on that day that wasn’t exactly healthy or nutritious.
We do pack nuts, beef jerky (which my kids have found they really like), granola bars, and the like but we need to keep driving sometimes and feeding my family is a necessity.
Above is my favorite salad from Chick-fil-A. I actually eat raw kale and broccoli, willingly! I crave this salad. I know it is not the healthiest but it is so delicious! I add a side of grilled nuggets and I feel okay eating at a fast food restaurant.
My daughter loves the new frosted strawberry lemonade. She first had it at the new Chick-fil-A in Portage and thought it was the best thing she ever tasted. She had one while on the road and was very disappointed. It tasted more like vanilla that strawberry lemonade. She wants to try it again and see if it was just a fluke for that restaurant. (Full disclosure: I have been a Chick-fil-A Mom for the past 3 years. In exchange for my thoughts and opinions on products and ideas for new items I receive coupons for free products from Chick-fil-A. All thoughts and opinions are my own and should be read as such.)
This is pure comfort food. We don’t have Captain D’s anywhere near us but we found a really great one and it was delicious! There was enough food for two of us and it actually was a good, comforting meal on a long day of driving.
Some of our other favorites are the chicken salads from Wendy’s, grilled chicken sandwiches from most fast food places, and the Power Bowls with Chicken from Taco Bell.
What are your favorite places to do a quick drive thru on the road?