Road trips don’t have to mean drive thru’s and fast food. Check out these easy, healthy road trip snacks for you and family.
When you’re on the road, fast food restaurants and gas station foods aren’t exactly the best options for natural mamas. But you still want something to snack on while playing all those road trip games, right? Here are some healthy road trip snacks to get your creative (and digestive) juices flowing…
Healthy Road Trip Snacks
Fruits & Veggies
Nothing says healthy like fruits and veggies. But, you need to be selective—some things do not pack well! (Hello, pomegranate.)
Carrot and celery slices: A classic combo.
Cherry or grape tomatoes: Not for small children, due to choking hazard.
Snap peas: Sweet and delicious.
Organic grapes: Conventional ones are sprayed heavily. Not for small children.
Organic apples: Another dirty dozen produce item.
Firm bananas: Not overly ripe.
Dried fruit: Any will do, from raisins, to apricots, to bananas. Look for no sugar-added options, like these cherries.
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts and seeds are also healthy road trip snacks. They’re easy to pack and are full of minerals, as well as healthy protein and fat.
Almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, or pecans: Try an unsalted mix for some variety.
Pumpkin seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, and pistachios: Again, look for unsalted options.
Individually-packed coconut butter or almond butter: No knife required, making them great for road trips.
Crackers & Chips
Something about the road makes me crave salty snacky stuff. But, we can still find healthy options, even in the chips and cracker department.
Mary’s Gone Crackers: I love the super seed flavor, but they have tons of options.
Jackson’s Potato or Corn Chips: These chips are cooked in coconut oil.
Sprouted corn tortillas: Soft and delicious. Great for making on-the-go wraps.
Sprouted einkorn wheat crackers: The herb ones are great.
Organic popcorn: Cooked in olive oil.
Some other healthy road trip snacks could include protein sources. These will hold you over and keep your blood sugar levels stable during long drives.
Hard-boiled eggs: Be sure to include a side of sea salt. I love these portable containers.
Organic cheese: In individual serving size packs. You may want to pack a cooler for these!
Organic, grass-fed beef, salmon or turkey jerky: Nutrient-dense and easy to pack.
Canned sardines or anchovies: If you dare!
For those with a sweet tooth, you can have your cake and eat it too with these healthy road trip snacks, er, desserts.
Gummy men: You can make these with any juice, and they are a hit with kids!
Coconut-rolled dates: They also come rolled in almonds and/or pecans.
Dark chocolate: You’ve got to get your antioxidants!
Natural lollipops and candies: Natural fruit dyes and not overly sweet. Try Zolli, Lovely Organic, or Yum Earth.
Chewing gum: Great for boredom. Try one with xylitol, which is great for dental health.
All of the salty snacks might make you thirsty. Just try not to drink too much, as gas station bathrooms are pretty nasty!
Unsweetened green or yerbe mate tea: Keeps you alert while driving.
Cold brew coffee: If that’s your thing.
Kombucha: Be sure to keep upright in drink holder.
IZZE: Fruit juice mixed with bubbly water.
Zevia: Stevia-sweetened natural soda.
Fruit juices: Best diluted for better blood sugar control.
Coconut water: Great source of electrolytes and very hydrating.
Water: Ain’t nothing like the real thing!
How About You?
I would love to hear from you! What are your go-to road trip snacks? Share with us!