The weather is heating up, another school year is coming to a close, and families everywhere are making their plans to hit the open road together. If there is one thing that I've learned from numerous family road trips, food is a key ingredient in making them work. So, before you pack up the car and head out, check out this collection of great snack ideas.
- Road Trip Snacks for Vacation from Stuffed Suitcase
Here's a collection of 16 simple and basic ideas for snack foods. Some of my favorites on this list are the dry cereal and pepperoni sticks.
- Secret Puppy Chow Recipe from Lasso the Moon
A classic snack from childhood, this puppy chow recipe is delicious and perfect for snacking on the long drive. Just remember those wet wipes for messy fingers!
- Roasted Chickpea Recipe from Made From Pinterest
I've made this recipe and it's a big hit for all of us in the family. These are easy to transport during your trip plus they pack a bit of protein into your snacking.
- 17 Mason Jar Snack Ideas from Hello Glow
If you need a fun way to keep your snacks organized, these mason jar ideas are great; the ultimate road trip plan for DIYers.
- 10 Healthy Trail Mix Recipes by Eating Bird Food
One of the classic snacks for on the go is trail mix. Here are 10 great ideas that take your trail mix from boring to adventurous.
- Jell-O Roll Ups from One Little Project
For a sweet treat, these Jell-O roll ups look fun and tasty. Also seems like a great cooking craft for the kids to help prep for the trip.
- Protein Snack Packs from My Family Mealtime
To counter all those tempting sweet treats, be sure to pack some protein along for the ride. Here are some great ideas for packing up some meats and cheeses.
- No-Bake Snack Bites from Lasso the Moon
Chocolate and peanut butter are best friends in these tasty snack bites that don't even need to be baked.
- Gluten Free & Nut Free Energy Bites from Chex
Another fun recipe that kids can help create, these gluten free energy bites are sure to be a big hit. They're gone within a day at our house!
- Road Trip Eats and Treats from ForRent.com
We love using individual containers to help pack our road trip food, and here are some great pairing ideas, including a sweet and salty combo.
- Easy Vacation Food Prep from Strawberry Mommycakes
Another clever use of food containers, this idea uses some delicious prepped fruit and tops the container with a fork for easy snacking!
- Healthy Road Trip Ideas from Back to Her Roots
Vacations are a time for a break, but it's always a good idea to eat healthy. Here are some great ideas of healthy foods to pack for your road trip.
- Road Trip Snack Boxes from I should be mopping the floor
A fun idea for older kids, these snack boxes help keep their snacks together, and I can see my girls having fun with taking a bit from each section or creating a fun order in which to eat.
No way will anyone in the car go hungry after this list of delicious snack ideas. Have fun on your next family road trip while staying fueled for the drive!
Meet Kimberly of Stuffed Suitcase. She is a mom and wife who loves to travel with her family. Research and planning for vacations is a definite hobby for her. Pop over to her site for tips on making amazing family memories on the road. You’ll see her sharing peeks of her family life and tips to help you enjoy your family time more.
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