Staycation season is upon us and it is all about beach or pool days, hiking in the great outdoors, picnics in the park and road trips with family and friends. Road trips are all about embarking on epic adventures, exploring new locations and enjoying road trip snacks. Before heading out for a road trip, pack some delicious and nutritious road trip snacks to share with everyone in your car or caravan. Here are ten road trip friendly snacks perfect for your next road trip.
Crazy about coconut? Shredded and unsweetened coconut is a delicious road trip snack. Whether you grab a handful straight from the bag or add some to a batch of homemade trail mix, coconut pairs well with almost anything. Remember to look at the label and choose brands that do not contain any added sugar.
#2 Fresh Fruit
Swing by your local farmers market before you hit the road and stock up on some staples like blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and strawberries. You can even cut up some melons like cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon and create a refreshing fruit salad.
Granola and granola bars are another easy road trip snack to pack for all your staycation adventures. Whether you enjoy classic granola or grain-free granola, a bag of granola or a variety of granola bars are super simple to pack no matter where your staycation adventures take you.
#4 Nuts, Nut Butters, Seeds and Seed Butters
Nuts, nut butters, seeds and seed butters are all perfect options for a quick and easy road trip snack. Stock up on your favourite nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans and walnuts and some seeds like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for a variety of road trip snacks. Enjoy a spoonful of nut or seed butter on its own or spread a top your favourite fruit and vegetable sticks.
Tip: If you have a nut allergy or prefer to live a nut free life, try stocking up on seed alternatives. Some of your favourite seeds make for a delicious spread. Think pumpkin seed butter, sunflower seed butter and even chickpeas make for a sweet treat.
#5 Pitta Bread and Dip
Another super simple road trip snack is pita bread and dip. Grab a package of Stone Baked Pitta Bread then dip in your favourite spreads like guacamole, homemade houmous or salsa. High in fibre, low in fat and no added sugars, our Stone Baked Pitta Bread is made in a stone-fired oven, which gives them this authentically delicious taste.
#6 Popcorn and Pretzels
Before you hit the road, pop a bag of popcorn, or grab a bag of pretzels and enjoy a crunchy and salty road trip snack.
If you and your road trip companions are looking for a heartier road trip snack, make some handcrafted sandwiches. Some great go to options include classic ham sandwiches or go green with this St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Sandwich. Traveling with you children? Make these Kiddies Traffic Light Sandwiches perfect for adults and kids alike.
If you plan on packing a cooler for your road trip, stock it with freshly made salads. Add some quality sources of fat like avocado slices, nuts, seeds or pack a miniature bottle of avocado oil and/or extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on your salad. Add some chicken or tuna or choose a plant-based option like jackfruit for a complete meal.
#9 Trail Mix
Need some trail mix ingredient ideas? Try mixing your favourite snack food staples like almonds, cashews, chia seeds, cocoa nibs, flax seeds, pine nuts and walnuts drizzled together with a spoonful of honey or maple syrup. Remember to share.
#10 Vegetable Sticks
Before you set off, stock up on fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes then pair with your favourite dips like dressing, homemade hummus, guacamole or salsa.
No matter where your staycation travels take you, you (and your stomach) will be set for your next big adventure with these ten road trip friendly snacks.