Revamped Road Trip Snacks
The weather is warming up, the kids are out of school and you have an epic road trip planned. It’s time to pack up the cooler with some epic treats to fuel you and your family throughout the way. Instead of stopping for fast food and gas station snacks, we’re opting for healthy, high energy options.
Just think, by packing your own snacks and treats for the road, you can save money for more sightseeing adventures!
Road trips require a lot of preparation. Make sure you have the proper food storage containers on hand. Grab sealable sandwich bags, reusable containers or even a bento box for a personalized snack box. Fruit like clementine oranges, apples, grapes and bananas are great go-tos to throw in. Celery, carrot sticks and sugar snap peas also travel well. Pre-pop popcorn and place in baggies for a quick treat. Pack water bottles for extra hydration while traveling. Avoid sugary drinks.
For the kiddos in the back, you can use shower caddies to hold and divide up their snacks.
Here are some of our favorite snacks to take on the road:
- Nut butter
- Dried cranberries and raisins
Wash, dry and cut stalks of celery to 3-4” pieces.
Spread on your favorite nut butter.
Place alternating cranberries and raisins in a line on top of the nut butter.
If you prepare this before embarking on your trip, remember this is only good for up to 3-4 days in a cooler. The best part is, you can make this on the road, too! It’s that simple.
- Peanut butter
- Sunflower seeds
On a plain tortilla, spread the peanut butter and sprinkle on the sunflower seeds. Make sure to spread the peanut butter all the way to the edge so, once rolled, the peanut butter can act like glue!
Roll the tortilla up and slice into 6 wheels.
You can get creative and make different flavors:
- Nutella and banana or strawberry
- Peanut butter and honey
- Peanut butter and mini chocolate chips
On the Road Again Trail Mix
- Roasted almonds
- Lightly salted peanuts
- Dried cranberries
- Dried mango or pineapple
- Banana chips
Mix ingredients together and store in a plastic cereal container, or you can divvy up into sandwich baggies for individual snacking. This simple mix of nuts and fruits is great for long road trips and gives you energy to keep burning rubber.
- Round crackers
- Oven-roasted turkey meat
- Cheddar cheese slices
- Mustard packets
These make-shift turkey sandwiches can be assembled in the car; all you must do is prep! We’re going old school and making a Lunchable-style meal. Be thrifty and save mustard packets from other fast-food joints! We know you have a drawer at home full of them.
Grab your deli turkey and use a 1” round cookie cutter to slice it into a circle.
Do the same with the American cheese. Try to cut circles from one square slice of cheese.
In a bento box, assemble 5 cheese circles, 5 slices of turkey and 5 crackers and one mustard packet.
Eat and enjoy!
Psst… don’t feel like cutting the ingredients in circles? No problem! Any way, you can’t go wrong.