Road Trips With Kids {The Best Snack to Pack}

Are you going on a road trip with the kids soon? Looking for snack ideas? Keep reading…

I personally love family road trips and we have lots of fun when we travel together, but a very important rule we follow is to pack lots and lots of snacks for the kids. Both of our boys are often asking for snacks right after we leave the house and we could not have a successful trip without a good selection of nutritious snacks for everyone.

Road Trips With Kids {The Best Snack to Pack}

Road Trips With Kids {The Best Snack to Pack}

Road Trips With Kids {The Best Snack to Pack}

Below is a list of our top snacks for on the go. These snacks are great for road trips or long trips in the car:

Fruits and Vegetables: We usually pack sliced apples, mandarin oranges and grapes. Easy to eat, delicious and the boys love fruits! We also pack celery and cucumber slices in little containers.

muffinsCheese: String cheese is a good snack for car rides or cubed cheese in a small container.

Mini Muffins: I love baking mini muffins for the boys and I often have some in the fridge ready to pack and take with us. For our easy to make recipe of butter-free banana chocolate chip muffins click HERE.

iogoCereal: Super easy to munch on and pack. Our boys love whole grain breakfast cereal, specially our toddler.

Yogurt: Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium. We love iögo Nano and its resealable, spill-proof cap is great for on-the-go. The kids can enjoy a nutritious snack that way without making a mess in the car. iögo Nano is also made from natural ingredients (real fruit purée), contain no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

Trail Mix: We usually mix some almonds, peanuts and raisins together and pack them in small containers for the boys and us. Easy to snack on and healthy for everyone.

Mini Sandwiches: Finger sandwiches are super easy to make and they make great snacks. We usually make them with peanut butter or hummus or just cheese.

Road trips are fun but it is important to remember to pack healthy food for the family. If you are all going to be sitting in the car for hours you need healthy snacks that are ready and easy to eat. Fast food and convenience store candy should be your last resort!

What are your favourite snacks to pack for road trips? Share them below!

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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25 responses to “Road Trips With Kids {The Best Snack to Pack}”

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen — March 17, 2016 @ 3:33 pm (#)

    Some really good ideas here, I also used to make sandwiches for my kids on a road trip, anything that was clean and simple to eat. Fruit was of course part of the snacks too.

  2. Laurie P — March 18, 2016 @ 7:04 am (#)

    trail mixes are always a winner here!

  3. Elaine — March 18, 2016 @ 7:36 am (#)

    Mini sandwiches and trail mix! My to go snacks! Yogurt is also great!

  4. kathy downey — March 18, 2016 @ 8:19 am (#)

    I think the snacks are so important,here we mostly do mini sandwiches and trail mix and always water for drinks !

  5. kristen visser — March 18, 2016 @ 9:37 am (#)

    great list of items! my daughters love cheese so we always bring that along. cheese strings would definitely be a lot easier. i always dice some up but especially when your in a rush to leave its very hand to just grab them and go! I will have to get those Iogo yogurts! what a great idea and mess free

  6. Monica — March 18, 2016 @ 8:25 pm (#)

    Road trips are such fun, definitely my favourite way to travel. However, they’re not fun with hungry and cranky occupants! Great tips for nutritious snacks for the entire family.

  7. Heidi C. — March 20, 2016 @ 6:51 am (#)

    I usually make up snack packs containing popcorn, cereal, mini rice cakes/crackers, etc. to pass out and keep control of the crumbs and messiness.

  8. Laurie P — March 21, 2016 @ 8:37 am (#)

    Another fave is yogurt tubes frozen….we put them in a mini cooler and we are good to go!

  9. Treen Goodwin — March 21, 2016 @ 10:35 am (#)

    cheese and crackers are a hit with my lil ones , great ideas thanks for sharing

  10. AD — March 28, 2016 @ 12:52 pm (#)

    Thanks for the tips! The one thing I am super-excited about and looking forward to sharing my friends who have small kiddos still are these storage containers I found at the Dollar Store that allow us to put multiple types of snacks into their own individual compartments; but all inside one container (it looks like a jewellery box, tool box or art set. Its awesome!

  11. Gina A — March 28, 2016 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    my daughter saw the picture of the yogurt drink while Iw as reading this and she said ‘I love those!’ 🙂

  12. Kristina — March 29, 2016 @ 7:15 am (#)

    Great ideas! Always looking for new ones or reminders 🙂

  13. MaryAnn — March 29, 2016 @ 3:32 pm (#)

    Good article. We always pack snacks for the kids on the road. It is so much cheaper.

  14. Darrah Bailey — March 30, 2016 @ 9:51 am (#)

    My kids love pretzles and oranges to go… Also small sandwiches…

  15. jan — March 30, 2016 @ 10:57 am (#)

    If we didn’t have grapes on our road trips we were goners!

  16. Paula W — April 1, 2016 @ 11:05 pm (#)

    We have to take bags of crackers or cereal for my daughter.

  17. Jennifer i — April 2, 2016 @ 4:49 pm (#)

    We road trip often! I am always looking for new ideas! Thanks,

  18. sarah alexis — April 3, 2016 @ 2:10 pm (#)

    Excellent ideas – it really does save $$ (and time) if you leave the house prepared!

  19. Mike Gismondi — April 4, 2016 @ 9:49 am (#)

    We’re going on a road trip soon and these are great ideas!

  20. Julie — April 17, 2016 @ 8:02 am (#)

    All very great ideas! We also love pretzels and fruit for road trips!

  21. Rosie — May 16, 2016 @ 11:34 am (#)

    These do sound like great snacks – I can see why they want to dive in as soon as you leave!!! It make a long trip much more fun!

  22. Darlene W — June 6, 2016 @ 2:59 pm (#)

    good to have on long road trips

  23. Janet M — August 12, 2016 @ 9:44 am (#)

    Trail mix is always a winner and a box of plain cheerios always gets you through a trip.

  24. Tannis W — October 19, 2017 @ 8:44 pm (#)

    Thanks for the ideas. Cheese and goldfish would usually be our go to’s.

  25. Debbie White Beattie — October 29, 2017 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    You’ve got a great list of snacks but I’d add gold fish crackers and ritz crackers because ritz were my favorite when I was a kid

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