Top Snack Ideas For a Road Trip

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Leaving for a road trip?

What is a road trip without some snacks?

Relishing some snacks on the go will make your trip even more fun. When you go out shopping for the perfect snack does the endless options available at the market leave you confused?

Let us help you find the perfect snack for an enjoyable long road trip!

If you are going on a Caravan trip with kids and family, it is time to pack the best road trip snacks! Especially when there are kids, you have to pick easy to carry foods that don’t require heating or prior preparation. Plus, they are suitable for eating during your Caravan trip.

However, in the post, we have listed the idea of the top snack for your road trip so that you can have a clean, happy, and entertained trip with your loved ones.

  1.  Popcorn

Popcorn is an excellent source of fiber and carbohydrates that will help provide you with required energy on the go. But make sure you don’t choose the pre-bagged, microwave-safe type that is coated with chemicals. Instead, use fresh corn from the farm and heat them on a stove using olive oil or butter and some salt. Corns are a rich source of digestive fiber, antioxidants, and complex carbohydrates, which provide energy.

  1. Pick Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

On your road trip, have fresh fruits and vegetables. But make sure you keep your chopped fruits and vegetables in a small cooler or add an ice pack so that they don’t rot. Also, try to pack something special that everyone will be happy to eat, like fresh strawberries, mango pineapple, and snow peas.

Here are more fresh fruit & veggies you must carry in your next road trip:

  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mini cucumbers
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Apple slices
  • Kiwi
  • Carrots
  1. Whole-grain crackers

Skip eating fattening chips and fried snacks and try delicious whole-grain crackers. They have a great nutritional value and include healthy ingredients such as ground oats, whole wheat flour, and flax seeds. Not only are they healthy and full of energy, but also loaded with good taste.

  1. Yogurt

You can expand your snack options during your road trip if you carry a cooler along with you. Yogurt is a great snack, and today, there are so many options, including nuts, seeds, coconut and almond milk-based yoghurt.

But keep in mind that not all flavored yogurts are good for health as they contain a good amount of sugar. So, it is better to choose simple yogurt, so you can prepare breakfast quickly in the morning. Also, be sure to store yogurt in a cooler space to prevent any spoilage. However, unsweetened yogurt is especially beneficial as it contains high protein that further helps you keep your tummy full.

  1. Sandwiches

It can be an easy and quick way to keep your starvation away. They also add good protein and grains to your daily diet. But there are also varieties of sandwiches. Some are required to be kept in a cooler, including the meats and cheese wraps or more. But you can keep other options like peanut butter and jelly on whole grain bread at room temperature.

  1. Healthy Treats

Children’s moods are unpredictable. They may ask for a treat halfway to your destination. So it’s best to pack healthy treats like cookies or bite-size brownies, but kids can pick their treat from the store if you have limited time. Here, we’ve listed some other goodie ideas to wrap:

  • Dark chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Animal crackers
  • Graham crackers
  • Mini chocolate chip cookies
  • Lemon snap cookies
  1. Dry Fruits & Nuts

Want a healthier alternative to junk food? A handful of almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, walnuts, cashews, and other nuts will provide your body with healthy fats and proteins.

Make your trail mix with your favourite nuts and mixes. For example, try a mixture of dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, raisins, and nuts to keep your tummy full for a long time.

This raw superfood recipe features goji berries and hemp seeds to give you a healthy energy boost if you want a nutrient-dense, mega-healthy homemade trail mix.

  1. Cheese and Crackers

Are you looking for something that offers you both salty and sweet tastes? Have you ever tried to replace the cheese in your wafer for apple slices or peanut butter? If not, you should give it a try on your next road trip. They are healthy alternatives and a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins.

  1. Don’t Forget Drinks

Pack a reusable water bottle for everyone and refill them with fresh water at every stoppage. Carbonated water is a fun no-sugar option, and kids get to pick their flavor at the gas station.

You can also pack:

  • Smoothies
  • Juice pouches

Tips To Prepare For Your Road Trip

Here is the quick checklist for your road trip snacks so that you are prepared beforehand:

  • Make a Road Trip Food List
  • Wash and cut veggies and fruit
  • Prepare snack bags for easy grabbing
  • Prepare sandwiches, meat slices, cheese slices etc.
  • Prepare your Clean up kit.
  • Pack non-perishable and perishable foods (if required, also store in cooler)

Closing Words

Trips are fun and carrying yummy food along will only add to the overall experience! Before you leave for a trip, make sure to prepare a list beforehand for the same. Days away from home and home-cooked food could leave you nutrition deprived. Why not decide in advance what to carry and what not. Choose snacks which give you a perfect blend of nutrition, minerals and carbohydrates.

Another tip: if you want your kids to participate while you prepare the snacks for them, have them help you make the no-bake bars and cookies or dip the pretzels in melted chocolate. It will inspire them to try their creations and give them something to look forward to on the ride. Also, try to keep the above snack ideas in mind when looking for portable and nutritious options for your next road trip.

Maureen Spencer

Maureen Spencer

My aim is to provide some insights into great places to visit and camp throughout Australia. Whether it be by the beach or in the bush, camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle, put down the remote or your iphone and get back to nature.

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