When deciding what snacks to pack on a road trip, I typically try to check off three boxes: nutrition, portability, and taste. While the first two are important, taste is still a huge factor for me. If I won’t want to eat it, it’s just not worth packing. Luckily, there are more than enough options that satisfy all three requirements. Below you’ll find five of my favorite healthy travel snacks.
Water, Water, and More Water
Yes, I know – water isn’t technically a snack. That being said, sometimes when you’re feeling hungry, you really just need to sip on some H2O. To make sure you are drinking enough water on your trip, try packing a water bottle that glows when you need to hydrate.
You can’t go wrong with Bumble Bee® Snack Kits. When it comes to portable, delicious protein, they are the clear winner. Whether you choose to chow down on chicken or tuna, you’ll easily hit your protein goals while on the road.
Freeze-Dried Fruits & Veggies
These are a great option if you crave the crunch of a bag of chips. Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Just make sure you choose brands with simple, short ingredient lists.
Peanut Butter & Bananas
A banana dipped in a single-serving cup of peanut butter is one my favorite on-the-go snacks. I love that it’s easy to pack, super filling, and good for you. If you need more staying power, throw in a few slices of bread and call it lunch.
Candy Bar Alternatives
Let’s face it, sometimes you just need a little something sweet to snack on. I love grabbing a few handfuls of homemade trail mix full of nuts and dark chocolate. For kids, I suggest organic gummies made without artificial dyes, flavors, or ingredients.