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This collection of healthy road trip snacks are the perfect solution to keep you energized throughout your journey. Instead of relying on greasy fast food or sugary treats, opt for nutritious options like the ones below!
Store-Bought Road Trip Snack Ideas
It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of unhealthy eating habits while on the road. Greasy fast food, sugary snacks, and excessive caffeine can leave you feeling sluggish and drained, putting a damper on your journey.
But fear not! With a little planning and some smart choices, you can transform your road trip into a health-conscious and enjoyable experience. Below are a variety of mouthwatering and wholesome snacks that will keep you fueled, energized, and ready to conquer the open road.
20+ Freezer Meals to Take on Vacation
The ultimate collection of freezer meals to take on vacation, as well as expert tips for prepping and transporting them, too.
- Pistachios – These handy to-go packs are not only delicious and nutritious, but they’re also the perfect size to fit in your backpack, purse, lunch box, or gym bag.
- Skinny Pop – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO. Kids and adults love this!
- Bear Bites – A great alternative to graham crackers.
- Lara Bars – 100% real ingredients. Larabar makes simple and healthy snacks you can feel good about eating.
- Grass-Fed Mini Beef Sticks – All natural ingredients and high in protein. My high school athlete son takes these to school every day.
- Fit Joy Gluten Free Pretzels – “I love these pretzels! They are crunchy and have the perfect amount of salt!” – Deb
- Trail Mix – You can also create your own trail mix by combining unsalted nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or cashews), dried fruits (like raisins, cranberries, or apricots), and a sprinkle of dark chocolate or seeds for added flavor and texture.
- That’s It Bars – 100% Natural Real Fruit Bars. They are sweet, chewy, and only have 2 ingredients. I really enjoyed them but my kids weren’t huge fans.
Road Trip Cards: 38 Fun Games and Questions for the Whole Family
Ditch the screens! These cards will turn any road trip (or wait time) into fun, family time. From laugh-out-loud silly stories to name-it competitions, get ready for all ages to be entertained!
This is a 10 page printable with 4 cards per page. We recommend printing in color on card stock, cutting the cards apart, punching a hole in one corner, and placing on a binder ring. Or simply use a rubber band to keep them together in the car.
Homemade Road Trip Snacks
Pack up some of these nutritious, homemade snacks for when you’re on the go.
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites
These freezer-friendly, no-bake oatmeal energy bites come together in minutes and are full of all real food ingredients. Keep them in a cooler if taking them on a long trip.
The Best Homemade Popcorn
This “real food” popcorn rivals any movie theater popcorn. Make a big batch in just a few minutes and then store in an airtight container. It lasts for 2-3 days when sealed.
Oh these little orbs are absolutely delicious and a relatively healthy no-bake cookie. They are best when cold so keep them in a cooler.
Banana Pumpkin Muffins
This is hands-down my family’s favorite, whole wheat muffin recipe. These muffins are naturally sweet and moist. Store in the fridge or freezer for longer life, but like the Powerball Cookies, they’ll probably disappear pretty quickly.
Cinnamon Tortilla Rolls
With only 4 pantry ingredients, these are easy enough for kids to make, and they really do taste like mini cinnamon rolls. Yum!
This simple granola recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest you will find on the Internet. It’s got 5 main ingredients but you can easily add more if you want to jazz it up. Such a simple, healthy snack!
Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
These are some of the easiest and BEST Gluten Free Banana Muffins I’ve ever had. They are made with all real food ingredients and absolutely moist, delicious, and healthy!
Baked Apple Chips
by Delighted Momma
SO good!! The perfect healthy treat!…plus they made my house smell delicious.
These all “real food” cookies are packed with protein, potassium, fiber, and calcium. They’ve been a family favorite for years.
Homemade Chex Mix
This Homemade Chex Mix recipe is easy to whip up, makes your home smell ah-maze-ing as it bakes in the oven, and is an addictive snack food that has proven to be a crowd favorite for decades. The recipe comes from my grandma and its secret sauce is the key to its deliciousness.
Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
by Our Best Bites
Besides the fact that these taste simply amazing, you control exactly what goes in there, and I love that.
Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
Zucchini for breakfast!? Yep. And bananas, oats, and nut butter, too. All in one transportable, super nutritious, tasty COOKIE.
Chocolate Banana Muffins
Ok, you caught us. We are big muffin fans around here. But, cross my heart, these baked goods are actually pretty darn good for you and so yummy!
Homemade Clif Kid ZBar
Cut up and wrap these bars separately in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator or freezer for a quick and healthier treat. The refrigerator also keeps them from melting in warm little hands in the car!
Put a little fruit salad in a small Pyrex container with lid. Perfect when riding in the car or at a sporting event.
by The Clean Eating Couple
These easy vegan protein cookies can be made with any protein powder and are so delicious! Gluten-free, dairy-free, easy to make, and tasty.