53 Best Road Trip Snacks To Pack For A Family Road Trip

Are you looking for the best road trip snacks? Look no further, these are the top foods to pack when preparing for a family road…

Are you looking for the best road trip snacks? Look no further, these are the top foods to pack when preparing for a family road trip.

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When it comes to family road trips there are a lot of things to remember and if you’re anything like me you are preparing ahead of time to make sure you have all of the essentials. From taking countless road trips across the country, I have learned that road trip snacks are a must that will save you both time and money.

As a mom of three kids, I am giving you the best road trip snack ideas my family and I swear by. This huge list of road trip snacks range from chickpea puffs and applesauce pouches to hummus, pretzels, and more!

After reading this post you will be so much more prepared when packing the best road trip snacks for your family.

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Road Trip Snacks

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Non-Refrigerated Road Trip Snacks

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1. Veggie Crisps

Off The Eaten Path Veggie Crisps

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These Veggie Crisps are my absolute FAVORITE road trip snack and a much healthier alternative to chips.

2. Fruit Rolls

Bear Fruit Roll

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These Bear Fruit Rolls are great road trip snacks for kids because they have no added sugar and taste delicious. My kids like the cool collecting cards inside each package.

3. Made Good Mornings

Blueberry MadeGood Mornings

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These blueberry breakfast bars are my kids’ new favorite snack. I like that they have less sugar than a lot of the other breakfast bars and they are allergy-friendly. I will definitely be bringing these along on our upcoming road trip.

4. Baked Green Peas

Harvest Snaps

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If you’ve never had these baked green peas you HAVE to try them. They are delicious and a huge hit in our house.

5. Oat Bites

MadeGood Crunchy Oat Bites

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If you have kiddos with allergies then these oat bites are a great road trip snack choice.

6. Clementines

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Clementines are an easy-to-peel, healthy, road trip snack that doesn’t require refrigeration. Just make sure you have a garbage bag to put the peels in afterward.

7. Crackers

Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers

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You can’t go wrong with crackers. If you are looking for a healthy option try these multi-grain crunch master ones.

8. Seaweed Snacks

gimMe Roasted Seaweed

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In my opinion, seaweed snacks are one of those things you either love or hate. While I personally am not a fan, two of my kids are obsessed with them.

9. Chickpea Puffs

Hippeas Chickpea Puffs

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My family just recently discovered these Chickpea Puffs and they are delicious! I will be packing some of these for our next road trip.

10. Applesauce Pouch

GoGo SqueeZ

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Applesauce pouches are always a great on-the-go snack choice for kids. They come in many different flavors and are an easy way to sneak in fruits and veggies for a picky eater.

11. Larabars

Larabar Mini Bars

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These fruit and nut bars are a yummy road trip snack. If you are looking for a healthy snack make sure you buy any of the regular Larabars and NOT these kid version ones. For some reason, the kid’s Larabars are much smaller and have WAY more added sugar.

12. Yogurt Pouch

GoGo SqueeZ YogurtZ

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These GoGo squeeZ yogurtZ are a non-refrigerated, kid-friendly snack that packs well for travel.

13. Almonds

Blue Diamond Almonds

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Nuts, like these almonds can be a very nutritious snack choice for older children and adults. My favorite are these cocoa-dusted almonds.

14. Cherry Tomatoes

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You can never go wrong packing fresh fruits and vegetables like cherry tomatoes.

15. Figgy Pops

Made in Nature Figgy Pops

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My toddler loves these Made in Nature Figgy Pops. They make quite a few different flavors and are an easy-to-pack snack.

16. Walnuts


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Walnuts are another nutritious snack for adults and older kids that are packed with healthy fats.

17. Sunflower Seeds


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Sunflower seeds can be a fun snack to have while traveling in the car. Do note though, that you will need an empty bottle to spit the shells into.

18. Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios

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Pistachios are another fun road trip snack. Just like sunflower seeds, you will need a cup or bottle to spit the shells into.

19. Rice Crisps

Quaker Rice Crisps

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My super picky 7-year-old LOVES Quaker Rice Crisps and Rice Cakes. At home, I pick up these lightly salted Rice Cakes and she loves putting peanut butter and cut-up banana on them. For an on-the-go snack, I pick up the individual size bags of Rice Crisps. Her favorites are the apple cinnamon flavor and the Ranch flavor.

20. Popcorn

Smartfood Popcorn

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Popcorn like this can be a healthy road trip snack for older kids and adults however, if you have young kids and toddlers popcorn can be a choking hazard. If you want a popcorn alternative for your littles then check out the next road trip snack idea.

21. Pirates Booty

Pirate’s Booty Puffs

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If you have toddlers and young kids who aren’t old enough for popcorn, then Pirate’s Booty is a great popcorn alternative for them.

22. Prunes

Sunsweet Gold Prunes

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My kids love prunes so I like to get these individually wrapped ones for our travels so they are an easy snack to pass out and they won’t get dried out if we don’t eat the whole bag.

23. Bananas

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You can never go wrong with bananas. When we travel, I have everyone eat the produce first so that it doesn’t go bad, and save the packaged snacks for after that.

24. Pretzels

Snyder’s Pretzels

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Pretzels are a great travel snack. You can eat them by themselves or if you pack a cooler you can pick up some individual hummus cups to dip the pretzels in.

25. Trail Mix

Power Up Trail Mix

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Pick up a premade bag of trail mix like this or whip up your own batch before your trip. Having your kids help you make trail mix can be a fun activity that will have you all looking forward to your road trip.

26. Pepitas

Jaybee’s Pepitas

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Pepitas are a yummy, healthy seed snack you and your kids can enjoy in the car.

27. Nut/Seed Butter

Jif To Go

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We love these little Peanut Butter To-Go cups for dipping apple slices, crackers, pretzels etc.

28. Apples

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Apples are another great fresh fruit option for road trips.

29. MadeGood Granola Bars

Mixed Berry Granola Bars

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Here is another allergy-friendly snack choice for your road trip. My toddler loves these mixed berry ones.

30. Cucumbers

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Mini cucumbers are a healthy road trip snack that even my pickiest eater will snack on.

31. Jerky

Think Jerky

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Jerky is a high-protein road trip snack idea. If you are looking for a healthier jerky option then give this Think Beef Jerky a try. It has less sodium and sugar than most other jerky.

32. Blueberries

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Blueberries are another great fruit choice for the trip. You can even portion them into little containers like these ahead of time.

33. Dried Fruit

Bare Baked Crunchy Apples

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Dried fruit like these Bare Baked Crunch Apples are a yummy road trip snack and a much healthier chip alternative.

34. Energy Balls

Energy balls are an easy snack to make ahead of your trip and can be packed with protein to hold you and your family over between meals while traveling.

35. Veggie Straws

Garden Veggie Straws

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My kids love these things. They are a crunchy, delicious snack that is great for on-the-go.

36. Cheddar Bunnies

Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies

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Annie’s cheddar bunnies are a kid-friendly snack. You can get individual-sized bags or buy the family size and portion them out yourself before your trip.

37. Chewy Granola Bars

Junkless Bars

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These junkless bars are yummy chewy bars that are made with ingredients you can actually pronounce.

38. Cereal

General Mills Cheerios

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Plain Cheerios are a healthy cereal choice and can be a great snack to munch on in the car.

39. Cheese Crisps

Whisps Cheese Crisps

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These cheese crisps are a high-protein, low-sugar snack that is great for packing on a road trip.

40. Crunchy Corn


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Love Corn snacks are seasoned crunchy corn kernels that come in many different flavors.

41. Edamame Beans

The Only Bean

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These roasted edamame snacks are the perfect size to pack for a road trip. They taste great and if you have a picky eater you definitely should give these a try.

42. Olives To Go

Pearls Olives To Go!

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I have a daughter who LOVES black olives so these individually packaged snack cups are perfect for her. She will be so excited when she sees them packed for our road trip.

43. Crunchy Chickpeas

The Good Bean Crunchy Chickpeas

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Roasted chickpeas are such a healthy snack. You can pick up some prepackaged ones like this or season and oven-roast your own.

44. Smoothies Pouches

Noka Superfood Fruit Smoothie

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These Noka Fruit Smoothie pouches are packed with fruits, veggies, and plant protein. Definitely a great road trip snack!

45. Tuna Packets

StarKist Tuna

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These individual tuna packets are a healthy, easy-to-pack road trip snack. They come in many different flavors like this hot buffalo one. Just remember to pack disposable spoons and a garbage bag to put the tuna packet in when you’re done.

Refrigerated Road Trip Snacks

If you plan to pack a cooler with ice then here are some refrigerated road snack ideas.

1. String Cheese

Cheese Heads Frigo String Cheese

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String cheese is an easy-to-pack road trip snack that kids (and adults) love.

2. Babybel

Mini Babybel

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Another cheese option for the cooler is these Babybel snacks. Do note, that you’ll need a garbage bag to put the wax after peeling it.

3. Hummus

Hummus is a blended chickpea dip that is packed with protein and tastes delicious. There are many different flavors and it pairs wonderfully with pretzels, veggies, and pita bread. You can even find individual serving size hummus containers that are great for travel.

4. Hard Boiled Eggs

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As long as you can keep these cold, hard-boiled eggs are a great protein-packed road trip snack.

5. Yogurt

If you are bringing a cooler, then yogurt is a great snack to pack. Get some Greek yogurts and the extra protein will keep you and your kids full for longer.

6. Lunch Meat

Applegate Oven Roasted Turkey

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Pack some lunch meat and eat it as a snack, or make some lunch meat roll-ups. In addition to lunch meat, I like to bring along cheese and crackers and make DIY Lunchables for my kiddos. These containers are AWESOME for that.

If you are looking for a healthier lunch meat choice, I highly recommend the Applegate brand turkey. It has a significantly lower amount of sodium and less saturated fat than most other lunch meats.

7. Veggie Dip & Veggies

Pick up some individual veggie dip cups and portion out some vegetables into Ziploc bags. I like to use carrots, celery, cucumber, snap peas, and pepper strips.

8. Cottage Cheese

Pick up some single-serve cottage cheese cups and pack them in your cooler for a protein-filled snack.

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Containers for Road Trip Snacks

If you are looking for some good road trip snack containers. Here are a few of our favorites

Snack Boxes

Bento Snack Boxes

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These snack containers are great for putting multiple snacks or making homemade Lunchables!

Screw-On Containers

Ziploc Twist N Loc Food Storage

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These are the containers we use to portion out foods into single-serving cups. What I like about these is that they have a screw-on lid so even my toddler can open and shut them.

Road Trip Packing List

If you are a planner and list maker like myself, you can download my FREE printable road trip packing list to make your life easier when preparing for your trip. To download this printable (and more) just head over to my Road Trip Packing List Post and get your free printables.

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