DIY Healthy Snack Car Kit Tutorial

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It’s been hard making healthy food choices over the last few weeks. Between holiday social events and the overall busyness of the holidays, my eating habits have been terrible. 

I’ve found myself going through the drive through and stopping at the mall food court more often simply because I’ve been ill prepared when it comes to my meal planning.

Since I know my schedule will be crazy until mid January I’m making some adjustments to my meal plan. I don’t have the energy or time to make my morning smoothie and afternoon protein shake from scratch so I’m substituting them with the  Campbell’s New V8 Protein Shakes and Bars.


I bought them from Walmart and they’re found on the health aisle near the pharmacy. 

Between the bars and the shakes there are 6 flavors and they provide up to 12g protein

These aren’t your typical shakes and bars. These have, good for you ingredients like;

  • Protein from Milk, Soy, Pea, Brown Rice, Quinoa. 
  • Veggies from Sweet Potatoes and Carrots. 
  • Sweeteners from Honey, Brown Rice Syrup, Sugar

How to Create a  Healthy Snack Car Kit
Each week over the next couple of weeks I’ll stock my car with V8 Protein Shakes and Bars. 

That way I’ll have healthy snacks with me, in an easy to restock container, when I get hungry.  

With this kit, there’s no need to even bring the content in the house each week after shopping. Everything in it is shelf stable, so as I buy them, I’ll just replenish the container. 

Now when I’m out couponing or on the ride home from the gym, I snack on things I won’t regret later. 

12 Comments

  1. How do you deal with the crumbs? I bet you are required to carry a portable vacuum cleaner.

  2. What a great idea! I hate stopping into a drive thru while running errands just because I'm hungry, this is a great way to avoid that added expense and junk food!

  3. I need to do this: keep a stash of snacks in the car. #client

  4. Great idea! This would save time and money and most importantly provide a healthy snack when needed.

  5. I love the idea of having a pack ready to grab and go. Especially with kids, the ability to grab on the way out the door is valuable, and snacks in the car are always appreciated!

  6. I was just thinking to myself that I need to get better at having healthy snacks on hand. This is a great solution for both my husband and me.

  7. Christina Strapp Lambert
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    I like this ideal and something I need to do. I will have to put somethings together.

  8. I love V-8 vegetable juice. The V-8 splash, not so much. I didn't know that they made these drinks. I'll have to pick up a pack.

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