Food is always the most important thing about any occasion or activity, and road trips are no exception. Along with activity bags, you’re going to need some healthy and fun snacks.
Nature Valley granola bars are the only kind that I buy – I love the sweet & salty nut and yogurt kinds, and the clusters are perfect for in the car. They are bite sized and can fit in your mouth all at once, so you don’t have the potential for a crumbly mess. These nut clusters are full of protein so they’re filling also, which will keep you from munching all day on empty calories.
My favorites are the Nut Lovers or Roasted Cashew – if you haven’t tried these yet, pack them on your next road trip!
For a sweet treat, Monster Cookies are another road trip favorite. They are cookies, but they have loads of peanut butter and oats, so they’re more like a granola cookie and I like to think they’re healthier than other kinds of cookies. Here’s the recipe:
1 lb. butter/margarine
5 1/4 c. peanut butter
4 1/2 c. brown sugar
4 c. granulated sugar
1 T. corn syrup
8 T. baking soda
1 dozen eggs
1 T. vanilla
1 – 12 oz. package chocolate chips
1 – 16 oz. package M&Ms
18 c. rolled oats
Bake 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Some of our other favorite travel snacks are:
- string cheese
- Wheat Chex
- fruit snacks
- apple slices
- baby carrots
For kids, put a little snack in with each activity bag for them to enjoy and pass the time along the way.