Every time summer approaches, we start thinking of vacations, family road trips, and other cool activities, right? This summer, I have decided that we go for a road trip with our families.
Not to mention the camera and selfie stick, snacks are things you can not do without on a road trip. But who said, you have to spend dearly on snacks? Channeling all the considerations to family road trips, I have created an inspirational list of 11 healthy, portable snacks for family road trips.
1. Home-Made Granola Bars
That small-sized granola bar contains lots of nutrients that will help your family stay active and their blood sugar levels stable. So, when deciding what snack to pack for a family road trip, be sure to prepare some granola bars. Chocolate or peanut butter granola bars will do well.
2. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs will make a good snack for everyone on that family road trip. This is because they offer a reasonable amount of protein which makes them a more substantial snack. Also, hard boiled eggs are not that messy, just get rid of the shell, and you are good to go.
3. Fresh Fruits
Fruits are loaded with excellent vitamins that benefit every part of the body. They also have high water content that will help your family stay hydrated throughout the trip. For such reasons, fresh fruits are a perfect snack for your family road trip.
Fruits such as apples, grapes, berries, and pears are excellent choices since not messy as compared to oranges and mangos (you can eat them with their peels).
Smoothies are a perfect match for anyone inspiring to finding healthy, portable snacks for family road trips. Depending on the ingredients you combine, your family gets to enjoy a healthy and wholesome snack all day long.
Therefore, always use ingredients that your family enjoys like strawberry to blend smoothies when preparing for a road trip.
Veggies are very healthy to eat during the family road trip as they back up the vitamins provided by the fresh fruits. Add some baby tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sugar snap peas and baby carrots to your list of snacks.
6. Snack Box
If you will be traveling for some few days, it is important that you include a snack box in your wagon; this will save you from the hustle of snacks every time your kids start yawning. Think of snacks like popcorn, crackers, sliced fruits and the home-made granola.
When filling the snack box, ask your kids what they would like to munch, but don’t forget to pack what your other half loves to eat.
Milk is the healthiest drink that your family can enjoy, and especially the younger kids. This is because it provides every basic nutrient that the body needs. For that reason, pour some milk or chocolate milk (it doesn’t have to be plain) in a presentable water bottle and store.
8. Savory Crunchy Stuff
For something crunchier to entertain their teeth as they take in some nutrients, consider doing savory stuff like baked potato chips, kettle brand chips, string chips and maybe potato Crips.
Every travel must include drinks; this goes without saying. So, when planning snacks for your family road trip, be sure to include drinks; you will need them to stay hydrated. Equally important, go for the low sugar drinks, and of course, don’t forget to pack some bottles of water.
Yogurt is the best alternative for milk. Some of your kids may not like consuming milk outdoors, and that is where yogurt comes into rescue. Equipped with a particular flavor, it will definitely do well in place of a healthy and substantial road trip snack.
Yogurt and milk also offer those crazy toppings that your kids like. You can crumble the home-made granola or cereal in milk or top the granola bars with yogurt for a more delicious snack.
Sandwiches offer a healthy and portable snack, not only for school but also for family road trips. The almond butter and banana sandwich with traces of honey will do well for that road trip that you are planning, but I am limiting you to other sandwich recipes.
Oops, I almost forgot, sandwiches and burgers are very sustainable. So, if you are not sure about lunch, pack some sandwiches or burgers for your family.
Tips for a Great Family Road Trip
- Avoid messy snacks (They are likely to ruin your clothes)
- Be sure to keep your snacks and food cold
- Bring with you hand sanitizers and wet wipes
- Have some reusable water bottles and cutlery
- Carry some pillows (your kids may need to sleep)
- Don’t forget entertainment (A Bluetooth wireless speaker will do well)
- Secure some toys and teddies for the kids.
- Include straws, party cups, and paper bowls
That is my list of the 11 healthy, portable snacks for family road trips. With all that said, I don’t think you will have any trouble looking for snacks to carry on that family road trip.