The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and spirits are higher, so go on an adventure! Pack up your car with the best summertime snacks for traveling on the road to your vacation destination.
With the kids out of school, what’s a better kind of adventure to enjoy the beautiful weather than a road trip? A day trip to the park to go white water rafting, bringing the bicycles to the trails for a bike ride and picnic, or a weekend camping trip all make for experiences. Aside from the tent, games, firewood, the most important item needed is the food. Such active events call for some satisfying snacks to make sure all partakers are hydrated, nourished, and never hungry. With the numerous packaging foods need whether they are perishable, non-perishable, rot, need to be cooled, etc. it is sometimes hard to find the right snacks for one’s young travelers this summer. Therefore, here is a list of six road trip food essentials that are the best for “munchers” of all ages to and from activities. All these snacks are well kept in the car, will remain edible for long durations of time, and all fit perfectly in a Yumbox.
6 Road Trip Essentials
1: Kiddos Trail Mix
Traveling with a kid-friendly trail mix is the ultimate on-the-go snack because the variety of ingredients have the power to satisfy all types of cravings. The more famous crowd pleaser contains a mix of M&M’s, peanuts, pretzels, Chex, Cheerios, Goldfish, and Craisins, but one can easily shake up a combo of their own.
2: “Mini Fruits”
Sweet and satisfying fruits such as tangerines, grapes, and all types of berries are easy for transport after peeling and super clean to eat in the car for small fingers! Not to mention, berries are high in antioxidants to keep everyone energized throughout the day.
3: Raw Veggies
Raw vegetables are a great snack to bring on any outing because they are easy to keep fresh for days at a time. Carrots, snap peas, raw green beans, peppers, grape tomatoes and cucumbers are all nourishing and compact snacks one can keep handy during vacations.
4: Ants On A Log
Peanut butter is healthy, filling, and full of protein so it makes for a great snack on the run. Put some peanut butter in the curve of celery (a non-caloric, crunchy vegetable), sprinkle some raisins on top to add that sweeter taste, and one has a fun and energizing snack ready to go.
5: Mini Sandwich Meat Wraps
Lunch meats are always a great source of protein. Cut a tortilla wrap/wrap of choice into four pieces and lay chosen meat (turkey, ham, salami, etc.) on each wrap slice, then roll up and cut in half. This results in 8 “very mini” wraps of protein that are easy to nosh on and share.