Summer is here and that means, road trip time. Is there a road trip in your plans? If so, it is time to think about road trip snacks! Long road trips mean you need a good supply of snacks. Packing for the road also saves money. Instead of grabbing junk when you stop for gas, bring these healthy road trip snacks with you. Check out all the snacks we recommend and pack for our own trips.
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Road Trip Snacks
Snacking is just a thing we all do. There is just something about sitting in a vehicle and staring at the road that makes one feel hungry. Think before you travel. Don’t waste money at a fast food joint or gas station. Save money on food by packing your own road trip snacks.
Fruits and Vegetables
Healthy and simple, pack fruits and vegetables for your road trip snacking. Most fruits and veggies can be left out of a refrigerator for short periods of time. If packed in zip lock baggies or container and put in a cooler with ice, you can keep them for longer. I love using the reusable food bags because then you have no trash.
Choose foods like carrots, peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, apples, bananas, grapes, watermelon, berries, celery sticks, etc. Maybe you like to have a dipping sauce with as well. Use small containers to bring along a dipping sauces. You can also grab little cups of Ranch dressing that are easy to take along.
Nuts and Jerky
A very popular snack for many is nuts and jerky. A great variety to choose from and very healthy. Those who are on a low carb or keto diet might try to steer away from fruit and veggies, so nuts and jerky are perfect.
Grab some of those on the go snacks for your road trip. Ones like almonds, peanuts or a nut variety snack. You can also order up a huge nut snack pack variety so you have something for everyone in the car.
Squeezable Applesauce or Yogurt
This may seem like something only kids eat, but it is so convenient! Yes, it might not be quite as fresh and organic as you want, but it is certainly better for you than cookies, chips, or a candy bar.
There are many varieties so you can get healthier squeeze applesauce if you want. The squeeze yogurts might be something to grab only if you have a cooler with. There are also healthy squeeze yogurts that you can find. Save even more money and make your own squeeze treats. Grab some refillable squeeze pouches and make your own road trip snacks.
Protein Packed Snacks
Easy to grab and throw in a bag for any road trip. The options are huge when it comes to protein bars. One can grab super healthy options, or opt for not so health ones.
Snacking on a protein bar is great for any time of day. Keeping your body fueled with protein helps you stay away and not get hangry.
Not into protein bars? No worries, how about grabbing a high protein snack that is not prepackaged. Pack up some peeled hard boiled eggs from home for the ultimate protein snacking. If you use portable egg carrier your eggs stay nice and it gives easy access any time of the road trip.
Trail Mix and Granola Mix
Both options are great for road trip snacks. There are so many options and varieties you can find which means something for everyone. A great option is the Nature’s Garden Organic Trail Mix packets. Perfect and portable.
Granola lovers can get their snack on with Good Life’s Natural Granola packets.
Variety of Road Trip Snacks
Sometimes one just doesn’t know what they want to snack on when they road trip. There is a really neat company called Nature Box and you can join and order fun snacks. Try that out before your next road trip and then be surprised at the fun snacks. Even though you pick your own snacks, it’s fun to just order a box and pack it in the vehicle and just eat things you normally wouldn’t have on hand.
CrateJoy is another fun place to find unique snacks. There are a lot of snack box options so you can grab something fun and healthy for your road trip snacks.
Final Thoughts on the Best Road Trip Snacks
Snacking is something you are going to probably do at some point of your road trip. Why bother spending money on junk food when you can be smart and bring things you know are healthier. Don’t overthink your snacking. Pack what you like, or find something new from the list of options above.
Drop a comment and tell me what your favorite road trip snacks are.