Healthy Snacks to Bring on Your Next Road Trip

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Fall is here and one of Americans’ most beloved pastimes as the weather starts to cool down and the leaves change is venturing north to see the foliage. Whether you’re planning travels a few months in advance or throwing together a last-minute trip, you’ll want to be prepared, especially when it comes to food. We’ve spent our fair share of time on the road, and in our experience, there are a few types of snacks that never disappoint. Here are the ones we always have on hand during road trips.

Cut Fruit & Veggies

Fresh fruit and vegetables are some of our favorite healthy things to snack on, but it’s less than ideal to have to figure out what to do with apple cores and banana peels when you’re finished eating—not to mention they can start to smell after a while. Save yourself the trouble by cutting up your favorite produce in advance and packing it in some Tupperware. Sprinkle apples with a little lemon juice to keep them from going brown. 

Roasted Chickpeas

A healthier alternative to potato chips, roasted chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, so they’re a great option for staying full and satisfied between pit stops. We love the brand Biena for both sweet and savory varieties.


High in fiber and low in calories (so long as it’s not doused in butter), popcorn is one of our favorite healthy snack options to take with us on the road. You can definitely make your own, but we love the brand Lesser Evil for an organic option available in fun flavors.