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Monday, April 23, 2018

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

       Summer is almost here and so are the road trips!

   Do you have any road trips planned for the summer? My family takes at least one road trip every year. Our last trip was a 12-hour trip to go visit my mom and dad. I am not a big fan of traveling by car but for a big family like mine, it makes the most sense money wise. Now that the kids are older, it is easier for them as they do a great job of keeping themselves busy watching a movie. I think it is myself who is the worst traveler in the car. I have to keep myself busy so I don't drive my husband crazy by being a backseat driver. I always bring my computer, yea to having internet in the car! My husband does not mind driving as long as I pack plenty of snacks. Sure he prefers junk food but I have found some healthy snacks that meet his requirements for salty and sweet. He has to have both kinds of snacks to be a happy driver as well as his crazy music from the 70's and 80's.

Ten Great Road Trip Ideas For Traveling With Kids

 So here are some of my husband/kid approved healthy road trip car snacks. Some are sweet and some are salty but all are delicious. These healthy snacks will keep everyone happy in the car so you won't have to stop for food at unhealthy fast food places.

Good Health Sriracha Veggie Straws 

 These crunchy snackable straws are a family favorite. They are a guilt-free snack that is mom approved as they are packed with nutrients (vitamins!) from tomatoes, spinach, beets, broccoli, and carrots. The best part is this gluten-free and non-GMO snack doesn't taste like veggies! The Sriracha flavor has a mild spicy taste that the boys and I love. We also love the Sea Salt Straws.

Snikiddy Mac N’ Cheese Organic Baked Cheese Puffs

 If you love mac and cheese, then you will love these tasty puffs as they are inspired by kid's favorite snacks. They are an ultra-cheesy kid-approved snack without the messy hands. These puffs are also USDA Certified Organic and nut-free so all kids can enjoy.

Nutiva Organic O’Coconut 

 My teen has discovered coconut flakes and uses it in everything as he loves the taste. So he was happy for these single-serve packages of lightly sweetened coconut cookies that he can take for an on the go snack. These delicious cookies might taste sweet but they only have 3 grams of sugar per snack. I love that each treat has healthy coconut oil too. They are also USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO.

Enjoy Life Foods Grain & Seed Bars 

 While my family does not require gluten-free snacks, I am happy that these delicious bars are also made with plant-based ingredients that include ancient grains and seeds. These allergy-friendly bars come in some amazing flavors like Chocolate Marshmallow, Banana Caramel and more. My family loves the Maple Sweet Potato bar.

Country Archer Honey-Chipotle Turkey Jerky 

 While I don't eat meat, my boys are meat eaters and love jerky. So I make sure that the meat is raised without antibiotics and has no added hormones. The flavor of this turkey jerk sounds so delicious that even this vegetarian gal was craving a taste of the bold honey and chipotle flavor. A whole bag of the slowly marinated cage-free turkey jerky has 29 grams of protein and only 200 calories making it a great high-protein snack!

bare Fuji & Reds Apple Chips 

 Packing fruit for a road trip is so easy when apples come in a crunchy snack. My boys love these made from real apple slices "chips" and can quickly eat a whole bag of them in no time. I love that they are made without any oil, preservatives, or added sugar.

Which of these healthy snacks will you be taking on your next road trip?


Sarah Bailey said...

Now these all sound like some great snacks! I have to admit I never quite know what will give a good energy boost while still being healthy, I need to remember these ideas, thank you.

Pooja Kawatra said...

These sounds like yummy and healthy snacks to our road trips and to keep kids busy too.

Mommy B said...

Road trips are fun! We also pack lots of healthy snacks to keep my kids' hunger at bay.
You have great choices here. :)

Unknown said...

YES! Road trip snacks are a must! I usually shoot for some pretzels and granola bars! Thanks for the new suggestions!

GiGi Eats said...

Im all about sugar-free jerky sticks and bars these days for easy snacks if needed!! :)

Terri Beavers said...

I want to try those mac and cheese puffs. The grandkids would live off of mac and cheese if allowed. I need to try some of the other suggestions as well.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations said...

Wow those mac and cheese puffs sound delicious! I know so many kids would just love these.

Ada said...

Oh these all sound great! I will have to check some of these out.

Kate said...

I don't have kids but these look like great snacks for me!

JNoteMusic said...

I think I would like the organic coconut. Sounds pretty good.

Angela Ricardo Bethea said...

These are some perfect on-the go-snack. The turkey jurky sounds really good.

Unknown said...

These looks really good. I want to try all these yummy snacks. We like snacking when we're on the road.

Lavanda Michelle said...

Road trips are fun and it may be hard to stay on your diet while on the road. So these were some helpful tips and I appreciate them! Thanks for sharing.

Becca Wilson said...

These are some really great snack ideas. Road trip snacks can definitely be a tough one.

Blair Villanueva said...

Awesome snacks and wow their packaging looks so attractive. I would be tempted to not throw those wrappers away and recycle them.

Unknown said...

I give more important to healthy diet of my kids wherever I go. So I always organize snacks at home before I start the trip, I put fridge snacks in the cooler to keep them fresh. I think this can be a good idea instead of buying food at the gas station or drive through.

Unknown said...

Great article! Very informative and helpful. Thanks

stOOpidgErL said...

I am a huge Enjoy Life fan~! I love their cookies and chocolate chips! I eat the chocolate chips by the handful. LOL! I have not tried their bars yet though.

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