The 11 Best (and Healthiest) Snacks To Have For A Road Trip

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Whenever I go on road trips, eating healthy usually is the first thing I throw out the window. Earlier in the summer I went on a road trip to visit some friends in Idaho. The drive was a long one and I kept myself awake washing salty chips down with an energy drink. By the time I returned home, I felt physically sick and my stomach ached from all the junk. The next day I rushed to the grocery store and filled my cart with fruits and vegetables. Over the next few days I tried to eat only natural foods, hoping to fix some of the damage I had done to my poor heart. I promised myself the next road trip I went on, I would only eat healthy snacks and save myself from another achy stomach and massive migraine. When choosing snacks to load into your motorhomes, make sure to keep it simple, healthy and easy.

Almonds

These tasty nuts are a great source of protein and magnesium with no added chemicals. They are one of the healthiest foods and without the shell it makes for a mess-free snack.

Baked apple chips

Apple chips are a healthy alternative to any chip and are just as easy to store and pop in your mouth.

Carrot Sticks

Eating your vegetables can be hard while riding in your RV, but carrot sticks are an easy vegetable to munch on without any cooking or peeling. Bring a bag along and every handful will give you more than 100% of your daily Vitamin A.

Real Fruit Roll-Ups

All kids love the taste of a fruit roll-up sticking to the roof of their mouth, but most of them are only made with sugar and artificial flavoring. You can buy or make real fruit roll-ups that are so yummy they taste like candy.

Granola Bars

These can work as an entire meal and with the variety of flavors out there, you can find the perfect one for you. I personally love the bars that are a combination of salty and sweet. Check the ingredient list and avoid any made with hydrogenated oils.

Chips and Salsa

The great thing about motorhomes is the refrigerator to keep your salsa cool. Fresh salsa is the king of healthy goodness with high fiber, iron, niacin, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. I would feel guilty NOT eating this on road trips.

Peanut Butter and Saltine Crackers

Grab a spoonful of peanut butter or enjoy it on some crackers. Either way, peanut butter is rich in niacin and helps give you that energy boost you’ll be needing mid-trip.

Grapes

If you get some serious sugar cravings like me, grapes are the perfect snack to hit the spot with high levels of natural guilt-free sugar.

Air-Popped Popcorn

Surprise! Popcorn has many hidden health benefits . Pop it the right way, without all the butter and salt, and you can eat three whole cups for only 93 calories!

Unsalted Pretzels

I love pretzels! They are my go-to-snack whenever I get the munchies. Pretzels are an easy snack to store in motorhomes and are low in sugar, saturated fat and have no cholesterol.

Yogurt

Yogurt is smooth, yummy deliciousness that gets you calcium and vitamin B12. Stock your RV refrigerator and eat it between meals every day for a low-calorie snack.

Most people use vacations as an excuse to eat and drink whatever they want. I know I do! Don’t give into temptation. Eating sugary foods will suck your energy dry and make it hard to get out and actually enjoy the drive and scenery. Try eating energy boosting foods for meals and snacks and keep yourself hydrated with water.

So grab some vegetables and fruits to munch on and sit back and enjoy drive.

Whenever I go on road trips, eating healthy usually is the first thing I throw out the window. Earlier in the summer I went on a road trip to visit some friends in Idaho. The drive was a long one and I kept myself awake washing salty chips down with an energy drink. By the time I returned home, I felt physically sick and my stomach ached from all the junk. The next day I rushed to the grocery store and filled my cart with fruits and vegetables. Over the next few days I tried to eat only natural foods, hoping to fix some of the damage I had done to my poor heart. I promised myself the next road trip I went on, I would only eat healthy snacks and save myself from another achy stomach and massive migraine. When choosing snacks to load into your motorhomes, make sure to keep it simple, healthy and easy.

Almonds

These tasty nuts are a great source of protein and magnesium with no added chemicals. They are one of the healthiest foods and without the shell it makes for a mess-free snack.

Baked apple chips

Apple chips are a healthy alternative to any chip and are just as easy to store and pop in your mouth.

Carrot Sticks

Eating your vegetables can be hard while riding in your RV, but carrot sticks are an easy vegetable to munch on without any cooking or peeling. Bring a bag along and every handful will give you more than 100% of your daily Vitamin A.

Real Fruit Roll-Ups

All kids love the taste of a fruit roll-up sticking to the roof of their mouth, but most of them are only made with sugar and artificial flavoring. You can buy or make real fruit roll-ups that are so yummy they taste like candy.

Granola Bars

These can work as an entire meal and with the variety of flavors out there, you can find the perfect one for you. I personally love the bars that are a combination of salty and sweet. Check the ingredient list and avoid any made with hydrogenated oils.

Chips and Salsa

The great thing about motorhomes is the refrigerator to keep your salsa cool. Fresh salsa is the king of healthy goodness with high fiber, iron, niacin, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. I would feel guilty NOT eating this on road trips.

Peanut Butter and Saltine Crackers

Grab a spoonful of peanut butter or enjoy it on some crackers. Either way, peanut butter is rich in niacin and helps give you that energy boost you’ll be needing mid-trip.

Grapes

If you get some serious sugar cravings like me, grapes are the perfect snack to hit the spot with high levels of natural guilt-free sugar.

Air-Popped Popcorn

Surprise! Popcorn has many hidden health benefits . Pop it the right way, without all the butter and salt, and you can eat three whole cups for only 93 calories!

Unsalted Pretzels

I love pretzels! They are my go-to-snack whenever I get the munchies. Pretzels are an easy snack to store in motorhomes and are low in sugar, saturated fat and have no cholesterol.

Yogurt

Yogurt is smooth, yummy deliciousness that gets you calcium and vitamin B12. Stock your RV refrigerator and eat it between meals every day for a low-calorie snack.

Most people use vacations as an excuse to eat and drink whatever they want. I know I do! Don’t give into temptation. Eating sugary foods will suck your energy dry and make it hard to get out and actually enjoy the drive and scenery. Try eating energy boosting foods for meals and snacks and keep yourself hydrated with water.

So grab some vegetables and fruits to munch on and sit back and enjoy the drive.

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Jennifer McBride
Jennifer McBride loves to write, and enjoy the outdoors in Colorado. Jennifer loves to write, hike, and generally be a weekend warrior. You can find out more about Jennifer McBride on her Google+ page.