The summer season 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 summertime 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 summertime (or any time of year) 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 community farmers market before you hit the road and stock up on some summertime staples like blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries and strawberries. You can even cut up some summer melons like cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon and create a refreshing summertime fruit salad.
Granola and granola bars are another easy road trip snack to pack for all of your summertime 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 summertime 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 summer road trip snack. Stock up on your favorite 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 favorite 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 favorite seeds make for a delicious spread. Think pumpkin seed butter, sunflower seed butter and even chickpeas make for a sweet treat.
#5 Pita Bread and Dip
Another super simple road trip snack is pita bread and dip. Grab a package of Stone Baked Pita Bread then dip in your favorite spreads like guacamole, homemade hummus or salsa. High in fiber, low in fat and no added sugars, our Stone Baked Pita 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. Need something sweet to balance out the salt? Add a small handful of sweet chocolate candies.
If you and your summer road trip companions are looking for a heartier road trip snack, make some handcrafted sandwiches. Some great go to options include classic peanut butter and jelly or go green with this Ultimate Green Goddess Sandwich or 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 summertime 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 together your favorite 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
While you are shopping at the local community farmers market, stock up on fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes then pair with your favorite dips like dressing, homemade hummus, guacamole or salsa.
No matter where your summertime travels take you, you (and your stomach) will be set for your next big adventure with these ten road trip friendly snacks.