10 Healthy Road Trip Snack Ideas
Heading out on a summer road trip? Just because you are in the car doesn’t mean you’re stuck with drive-thrus and fast food. In fact, there are lots of easy (and healthy!) snack ideas that you can make ahead of time or grab in-store before your next adventure. So here are 10 portable healthy road-trip snack ideas to help keep you going wherever your travels take you.
- Hummus & Veggies
Hummus and vegetables are a classic snack combination. Not only are they easy to transport, but they are also quick to prepare and easy to buy pre-made in stores. Plus, the combination of hummus and vegetable help to provide a well-balanced snack with protein, fat and carbohydrates to keep you fuelled for your trip.
- Raspberry Yogurt Muffins
Muffins are the kind of snack the whole family can get behind, however the store-bought versions are less than ideal. Loaded with refined sugar, refined flours and vegetable oils, they are not an ideal snack option for anyone. Fortunately, making your own muffins at home is a great alternative, and these Raspberry Yogurt Muffins freeze really well for weeks to come.
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Just because you are trying to be healthy, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a treat! Naturally sweetened and made completely of whole foods, these healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are chocolatey, soft and tender, and so good nobody will even notice they are good for them!
- Chia Seed Puddings
Made with only 3-ingredients, Chia Seed Pudding is a quick and easy road trip snack to prepare. Chia seed pudding is a high-fibre and high-fat snack that will help keep your hunger at bay for hours to come. Plus, once you get the basic formula down, the flavour options are endless and you can make anything from fruit to chocolate or pumpkin flavoured.
- Mix n’ Match Trail Mix
Although trail mix is easy to find in stores, it is often loaded made with vegetable oils and added sugars making it a less than ideal choice. Instead, you can easily whip together your own trail mix at home with your favourite combination of nuts, seeds and/or fruit with this Mix n’ Max Trail Mix recipe.
- Plantain Chips
Chips are a common grab and go snack, but most will keep you twice as hungry once you are done. Cooked in only oil and salt, most plantain chip brands are cleaner than standard potato chip version and more satisfying as well. Simply toast up some Plantain Chips at home and you’ll be ready to hit the road.
- Chocolate Zucchini Bread
If you garden is overgrown with zucchini, this is a delicious way to put it to good use. This naturally gluten-free Chocolate Zucchini Bread works well for breakfast and snacks alike, and is something that people of all ages can enjoy.
- Hard Boiled Eggs & Cheese
There is no better grab and go snack that some boiled eggs, and paired a slice of cheese, it makes a great filling snack. You can certainly make these at home, but many grocery and convenience stores will carry them as well so this snack is grab to make on the road.
- Granola Bars
Unfortunately, not all granola bars are created equal, but fortunately, Kardish has some great store-bought brands that you can grab before your next road trip. Brands like Lara Bar and Kind Bar are made of whole foods, and yet still satisfy a sweet tooth, making them a great road trip snack.
Popcorn isn’t just for the movies, my friends! Homemade popcorn makes a great salty and savoury road trip snack, plus you can flavour it any way you like with your own mixture of herbs and spices. Alternatively, look for store bought versions cooked in coconut oil, avocado oil or olive oil, and avoid those cooked in vegetable oils to ensure you are choosing the best option.