Even though gas is pretty expensive right now, many of you are still taking summer road trips. Which means, you’re going to need to pack some delicious healthy snacks so you won’t be forced to peruse the dreadful selection of junk food in gas stations. There are options aplenty for healthy, convenient, and tasty food appropriate for packing in a cooler or stashing in the back seat.
Check out our list of simple foods for snacking in the car or for a roadside picnic, along with a few recipes for some great make-and-pack snacks and meals on the go. Dig out your best cooler and don’t forget the beverages, napkins, cutlery, cups, wet wipes, sharp knife, a tablecloth, plates, and a garbage bag.
No or Low Prep Food
- Dried fruit
- Energy bites
- Trail mix
- Granola bars
- Hard boiled eggs
- Deli meat
- Cheese cubes
- Cut up veggies
- Apple slices
Easy Road Trip Recipes
Crispy Kale Chips
Make your own crispy, ‘cheesy’ kale chips seasoned with nutritional yeast. Everyone in the car will fight over these.
This is a really tasty gluten-free, low sugar cookie that will satisfy hunger cravings any time of day.
Matcha Energy Nuggets
Satisfy your craving for sweets and enjoy a healthy treat all at the same time. Matcha is full of antioxidants which will help keep your immune system in top form while you’re on the road.
Crispy Rice Treats
Another good treat that’s not too heavy but will satisfy your sweet tooth and desire for something crunchy.
This sandwich tastes great after it’s been stored awhile so it’s perfect for a road trip picnic. Time lets the dressing and tapenade soak into the bread. Yum.