10 Road Trip Snacks for Your Next Big Adventure
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These Snacks Are Guaranteed to Satisfy Even the Most Car-Cranky
Hitting the road this summer? Make sure you’re well-fueled with snacks that are both delicious and portable for the car. Here are a few of our favorite selections perfect for adults and kids alike.
The RXBar is the perfect fuel for both adults and kids. These bars are full of natural ingredients like nuts, dates and egg whites. They are easily portable and come in a wide variety of flavors including banana walnut, chocolate coconut, apple cinnamon and more. If your kids aren’t the biggest eaters, grab the smaller versions or split a bar amongst them. They aren’t crumbly like granola bars, so they make less of a mess—but leave it to kids to figure out a way!
BUY IT: Amazon, $21 for 12 bars
GoGo Squeez Blastz
Squeezable apple sauce has always been a great on-the-go snack, but we are loving these new Blastz from GoGo Squeez. Instead of your run-of-the-mill apple varieties, these pouches are bigger with bolder flavors like tropical burst with mango, pineapple, guava and passion fruit, or raspberry rush with raspberries, cranberries and apple.
BUY IT: Amazon, $19 for 24 pouches
Michel et Augustin French Cookie Squares
Road trips are a good reason to treat yourself and eating French cookie squares is a fun way to do it. These delicious little squares imported from France are the perfect bite of chocolate, hazelnut and shortbread, satisfying any sweet cravings you may have on the road. Plus, they come individually wrapped, keeping the cookies fresh.
Almond Nut Thins Cracker Crisps
For car rides we love anything that comes in its own bite-sized package so everyone can have their own portion. These crunchy snacks are always a big hit: They are wheat- and gluten-free and have just a hint of salt.
BUY IT: Amazon, $4 for a pack of six
LesserEvil Buddha Bowl Organic Popcorn
If movies are a part of your road trip, popcorn is the perfect treat. We love this healthy version from LesserEvil that is made with coconut oil or ghee and pink Himalayan salt. Everything is non-GMO and organic, so you can feel good about this movie companion.
BUY IT: Amazon, $27 for a 12 pack
MadeGood Granola Minis
There is something about kids and mini snacks! MadeGood is one of our favorite brands because they are super allergy-friendly—no peanut or tree nuts here—and they came up with the genius idea of taking granola bars and turning them into poppable mini balls that kids can easily devour.
BUY IT: Amazon, $16 for a 24 pack
Crunchy Apple Chips
If you have a cooler to pack fresh fruit, great, but if not, freeze dried fruit is always a good pick. (TIP: Avoid strawberries or raspberries—the pink colors definitely stain!) Apples are a good pick and this version comes in red or green apple and cinnamon for the pickiest of kids.
If you have a small cooler on hand, cheese sticks are always a good snack to keep kids satiated for a little while. They are super portable and easy for little hands to hold. Pair them with crackers or fruit for a bigger snack.
BUY IT: Target, $4
Egg white chips may not sound appealing at first, but these light-as-air chips don’t have the eggy taste you’d expect, just all of the crunch you’d find in a chip! They are dairy- and gluten-free and really pack a protein punch. Plus, they come in flavors like sweet barbeque, cheddar, and sour cream and onion.
BUY IT: Quevos, $18 for a six pack
Barnum’s Animal Crackers
What’s more classic than the old-school box of animal crackers that kids can take on a road trip? Crumbs, sure, but the kids will love picking out their favorite animals to imitate before devouring these tasty treats.
BUY IT: Amazon, $21 for a 12 pack