Any suggestions for healthy foods that travel well so that I can pack them and eat them on the road?

Packing food to take on a road trip is a great way to save money and to make sure you have food on hand as soon as you are hungry. Also, it can be nearly impossible to find organic food while on the road.

When I travel, I like to take along separate small bags or containers filled with organic nuts and raisins, whole-grain crackers, baby carrots (the peeled organic type are very convenient), and organic grapes picked off the stem.

I find that plain, simple sandwiches are best for road trips. Nut butter and jelly on whole-grain bread keeps well and does not require refrigeration. If you pack a cooler or are taking a short trip and are in the mood for something that is a little bit like “junk” or fast food, my favorite sandwich is sausage and peppers on a hero. To make these two of these sandwiches, cut two pieces of five-inch organic hero bread in half lengthwise and set aside. Sautée one large green pepper that has been cored, seeded, and cut into thin strips and one small onion cut into thin strips along with one garlic clove (chopped) over low heat in two tablespoons of olive oil until soft—but not brown—discard the garlic, season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside. In a separate pan, cook eight ounces of organic soy, chicken or turkey sausage in a little olive oil until it is brown and cooked through. Cut the sausage lengthwise into thin strips. Add half of the sausage, peppers, and onions to each hero roll and press to flatten. These sandwiches can be made the night before you plan to eat them and are even better the next day.