No More Doritos: Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Healthy Road Trip Snacks

road trip snacks

Road trips are awesome. Sunglasses on, windows down, and music cranked, summer is the perfect time to drive, whether you’re on a quick jaunt across town or a cross-country journey. One thing that’s not so awesome? The eating options on the road. Gas stations and truck stops offer a plethora of junk food—chips, candy and other crappy options are de rigueur on America’s highways (like you need sugar and salt-laden foods after sitting for hours in the car, yuck). Luckily, we asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share recipes for healthy road trip snacks.

Make these delicious recipes and you won’t be tempted to stop at the gas station for anything other than, well, gas (and bathrooms, of course. Although those can be questionable too, as I’m sure we can all attest). You could always grab some packaged protein bars or slice up some fruit and veggies, but if you’re looking to get a little creative, these recipes are awesome. Another bonus? Homemade food is all the better to picnic with, so you can avoid the truck stop restaurant and enjoy a snack under the warm summer sun.

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    • Sara

      An assortment of dips, wet nuts and gooey baked goods does not exactly make the best road trip food. This is ridiculous. I was expecting to see a list of travel-friendly snacks that are easy to eat on the road.

      • Carrie Murphy

        Sorry you feel that way, Sara. We think these are good, healthy options for a road trip. Sliced fruit, vegetables or packaged health foods might be easier options, but we like these if you’re looking to get a little creative (and get some use out of your tupperware and mini-cooler).

      • Sara

        I’m all for good and healthy (and creative!) — I just don’t think it’s feasible to eat any of these items in the car while traveling. Maybe this would be better titled “Healthy Picnic Snacks” or something. What makes them road trip-worthy?

    • Nikki

      I think the choices are terrific. Leave the title as is. While I can understand the questioning of dips not being “road worthy”, what is the issue with eating almonds, banana nut bread or the raw bites while traveling? I find no degree of difficulty there; use a napkin. Add something straw worthy perhaps to make it less challenging?

    • Mary Redding

      I think they’re all terrific, and particularly like the almond recipe!!
      Many thanks :)

    • Tayley

      Thought this would be a list of healthy snacks to buy while ON the road. You know, things to easily pick up at gas stations or chain grocery stores. There’s nothing appealing about avocado and hummus in a hot, un-airconditioned car. They do look yummy though!