If you're anything like me, you may bring snacks on trips for a number of reasons. For me it's because: 1) I have a toddler who likes to eat practically every hour, 2) I like to save money and not buy a bunch of food on the road, and 3) Because I have too many food allergies to just run to the store and buy something pre-made or eat out at any unresearched restaurant.
I've put together this list of convenient, easy, and tasty foods that travel well to hopefully give you some new ideas for your road trips, airplane rides, or even just some ideas for when you leave the house for more than an hour.
Fruit. I know this one may sound strange because fruit spoils, right? Well, fruits like apples, pears, and oranges travel really well, especially left uncut. Plus, if you follow my "How To Keep Fruit From Spoiling While Traveling" Method, you can pretty much bring along any fruit you want, cut or uncut! And PS, my method works well for fruit in your fridge at home, too.
Larabars. My son and I like the Apple Pie flavor. They are individually wrapped, so you only have to pull out one at a time. Great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
Cranberries And Raisins. I buy the individually packaged ones.
Rice Cakes. Although they can be kind of bland sometimes, they still make a good on-the-go snack. You can also bring along a nut butter to spread on them. Justin's Nut Butter is really good, and they make little packets that can be tossed in a purse.
Baked Goods. Before most trips I will bake cookies or muffins, then put a few in a sandwich bag to bring with us.
Pistachios. Delicious and filling!
Pretzels, Cereal or any other kid-friendly finger-food snack. Self-explanatory, I think.
Trail Mix. I made a homemade trail mix similar to Against All Grain's recipe. I love the salty/sweet combo of my recipe!
2 cups raw almonds
2 cups raw pecans
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
3 tablespoons sea salt
4 tablespoons oil of choice
- Soak almonds for about 6 hours. Drain.
- Mix all of the nuts with the oil and sea salt. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until they become very fragrant.
- Let the nuts cool (they must be cool before moving to the next step), then mix them with the chocolate chips and dried cranberries.