So you’re getting ready to set out on a long travel day in the RV, and you’re on a roll, checking off items from your trusty packing list. One thing’s for sure: you won’t want to forget these road trip essentials – snacks to keep your crew happy and keep the hangry spells at bay.
A well-stocked snack kitty will also help curb those tempting roadside fast-food cravings and help keep your trip on-track. The wonderful world of road trip snacks can reach far beyond granola bars and trail mix – homemade beef jerky, roasted chickpeas and rolled fruit in fun shapes are all travel-friendly.
Fill ‘er up on these healthy* (and perhaps not so healthy, but oh so tasty) portable snacks to feed your squad and fuel your journey.
10 Healthy Road Trip Snacks (Source: Roadtrippers)
19 Snacks You’ll Need for One Epic Summer Adventure (Source: Brit + Co)
8 Homemade Road Trip Snacks to Keep You Fueled (Source: Better Homes & Gardens)
25 Road Trip Snacks for Kids + Recipes (Source: babble.com)
10 Packable Snack Recipes (Source: Martha Stewart)
15 Healthy Snack Ideas for Road Trips (Source: Reader’s Digest Best Health)
18 Road Trip Snacks for Vacay Munching (Source: Brit + Co)
When I Eat Healthy on a Road Trip, It’s Because I Packed These 5 Things (Source: The Kitchn)
*If munching on your favourite chocolate bar or a big bag of potato chips is more your speed, we don’t judge. 😉
Skip the jumbo, super-sized snacks in bulk. Portable is the name of the game. Storage-friendly options like re-sealable bags and stackable, refillable containers (ideally reusable non-breakables) help manage portion control and can easily go from your RV kitchen cupboard or your cooler to your backpack on a whim.
Graze in the Great Outdoors
Trying to save on space and stock up on kitchen provisions as you go? Load up on locally sourced ingredients at farmers’ markets from coast-to-coast and create your own little farm-to-fork food odyssey across Canada. Farmers’ markets are a delicious way to shop local and also a win-win reason to take a welcome break from driving during a long travel day.
Bring your own (reusable) water bottle. Staying hydrated with ample water on your road trips is key. It can be easy to forget to take regular sips of H2O when you’re super focused on getting from point A to B before the sun goes down. Do yourself a favour and keep your water bottle handy – those thirst-quenching sips will keep you cool on those hot summer days and help keep you feeling fuller (and less likely to reach for snacks every ten minutes).
Snacks aside, savvy road trippers often find fitness and wellness breaks refreshing, too. Read more on how to keep healthy during those lengthy drives.
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