Road trip snacks all parents need in their lives

Road trip snacks all parents need in their lives

When it comes to road trip snacks, we all want to keep things healthy, tasty, and easy to transport. Here are some of our favourite snacks to keep your pint-sized passengers happy on the road.


Best road trip snacks

Crunchy munchies

A mouthful of popping crunchiness is always a good idea for road trip snacks. Dry roasted, salted almonds, roasted chickpeas with sea salt, or even wasabi peas are great for kids while you’re on the road. You can also try dried kale chips. What we love most about these snacks is that they’re non-perishable and can be transported in small baggies, or even plastic or glass containers.



Cheese sticks are fun because they’re healthy, easy to pack, and universally loved by kids. You can buy them pre-packaged or make your own to cut down on costs. If you want to go the DIY route, just slice up a block of your kid’s favourite cheese and wrap the strips in wax paper. If you’re stretching things out with a long road trip, store them in a bag with an ice pack.



The perfect road trip snacks (and any time snacks really) already come in their own perfect packaging. Something as simple as a banana or a nectarine is nature’s gift to parents. You don’t need food storage containers to pack these for car trips, but you will need a bag so your kids can dispose of the peels. If the idea of a plain banana seems to bring, chug a little shaker with some cinnamon and cocoa powder in the car, so your kids can dress up their banana on the road.


Give them cakes

Rice cakes that are. This is a super healthy snack that tastes great when you top it with some cottage cheese or cream cheese. Be sure to pack the pre-assembled snack in appropriate containers with tight-fitting lids and don’t forget the wet wipes. This isn’t the best snack for the smallest of humans since it can take a messy turn without much effort.



Leftover pizza is by far one of the best road trip snacks out there. Kids love it since it’s fun and easy to eat. You can store the pizza in some foil or a plastic storage container. If pizza isn’t exactly your kid’s idea of fun food,  just grab any other leftovers that are easy to hold and taste good at room temperature. Cheese quesadillas work just as well as pizza any day!


By Seldean Smith

Seldean is a full-time single mom and avid contributor to the Kiddles website. Her hobbies include discovering awesome new places and spaces for kids and writing content that resonates with the hearts of other parents.

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