Snack and road trips go hand in hand, and we’ve done our research to give you the best road trip food to bring on your next journey!
How tempting is it to pick something up every time you stop into the garage, or pop into a drive thru? Being unprepared can result in eating lots of unhealthy snacks and spending more money than planned. Bringing your own road trip food is the best way to avoid this! By making a road trip food list and packing fun road trip snacks, you’ll avoid having to stop and spend as much.
Making sure that you pack road trip foods that are good for you and will fill you up, makes it easier not to pick up that sugary chocolate bar in the shops!
So, where do we start? We think healthy snacks are the best way to go! Bring along some homemade snack mixes or individual packs to share in the car. Need some ideas, here’s a list below!
Road Trip food Healthy Snacks Ideas
- Trail mix
- Beef Biltong
- Nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts)
- String cheese, Babybel, Laughing Cow cheese wedges
- Fresh or dried fruit
- Protein bars
If you have a long road trip where snacks just won’t do it, here’s a few ideas for road trip food that will fill you up during lunch hour! There are lots of easy to prepare cold lunch options that can be made ahead of time and stored before taking off. All you need to do is find a lovely view on your journey to park up and enjoy your food!
Road Trip Food Lunch Food Ideas
- Pre-made sandwiches/wraps
- Salad bowls (add some protein in there with our tasty beef biltong)
- Pre-made yoghurt & granola pots
- Home-made veggie egg muffins – here’s an easy recipe with spendwithpenniesstri!
- Chopped Veg & hummus
Bringing your own road trip food means you are far more likely to eat them than buy what you don’t need in a shop! It also means you will eat well while travelling as you won’t be loading on greasy burgers and chips or crisps. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a treat, too. All in moderation!
Most importantly, enjoy your trip!