Conscious Cravings: Road Trip Snacks
Updated: May 24
It’s time to start planning and taking some road trips! Whether we take a day trip or a month-long trip, we have to focus a bit more to keep our healthy habits in check. The best way to do that is to plan and then prep.
In the summer of 2015, when Matt was deployed, I made it a goal to take the kids on a road trip once a month. I had to keep my wits about me and my habits straight. Snacks in the car and for our destinations were high up on our list of essentials. It is so easy to stop by a store and grab something quick and tasty. DON’T DO IT. You’ve meal prepped and you’ve worked out and you’ve chugged that water. Planning for a road trip can be just as easy, just as routine.
Grab some baggies, some containers, or whatever you like to pack your one-serving size snacks.
I have my kiddos pack their snacks as well, this way they know what they want and have. There is also less of an issue of them being frustrated about what you didn’t pack.
Here are some awesome options to kick your Car Trip Cravings:
Crunchy veggies. Cherry or Grape Tomatoes with baby carrots and sliced green peppers. You will definitely need a lunch box or easily accessible cooler to keep these babies fresh.
Your favorite trail mix. See my go-to recipe below.
Nut Thin Crackers. There are so many flavors. Easy to find, crunchy, and filling. Looking for a variety of snacks while on the road? Buy two or three flavors and portion them separately.
Beanitos Chips. Crisp. Flavorful. Made from whole beans farmed throughout America. Choose from nine different flavors.
Apple slices and grapes. The crunchy and sweet combo. I add the two together because a variety always makes me fills me up.
Beachbar by BEACHBODY. They come in a few appetizing varieties. Check out BEACHBODY’s website for some more. Buy in bulk and have some for all your spring and summer travels.
Before you head out on your newest adventure, make sure to split up your goodies. If I’m staying somewhere other than a friend or family’s house, I split my snacks into threes. One for the ride there, one for the destination, and one for the ride back. I’ve found myself having all the snacks in a bag in the front and instead of using water to fill me up, or something else to stop “eating to stay awake”, and then I’ve eaten the majority of my snacks on the first day. Put the snacks for the destination and the ride back out of reach from everyone. You won’t be sorry when your trip is over and you’ve got to head back.
My Go-To Trail Mix Recipe:
3/4 cup raw pecans (I toast mine in the oven for 10 mins at 350 degrees F)
3/4 cup raw cashews (I toast mine in the oven for 10 mins at 350 degrees F)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup unsweetened raisins
1/2 cup enjoy life brand chocolate chunks
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Store in a Ziploc bag or mason jar.
Will keep for up to 1 month.
Have any healthy road-trip snacks that aren't on the list? Please comment below with your snacks. I'd love to get a bigger list together for our readers.