Healthy Road Trip Snacks

There are three things you need for a perfect road trip:

  1. A good co-pilot (who will chat along the way)
  2. A great playlist (with plenty of songs to sing along to)
  3. Plenty of snacks (that won’t make you feel sluggish and yucky)

My friend Alexa and I took a road trip to Ohio for the weekend and luckily I had all three of those things. We chatted most of the way, taking a break to sing along to Beyonce. We also packed quite a few snacks which we munched on along the way. Gas stations and fast food places don’t generally have a lot of healthy options (especially not for vegetarians!) so packing snacks is essential.

HealthyRoad TripSnacks

I have a few favorites that I love to bring along so I thought I’d share my picks and I’d love to hear what your favorite healthy road trip snacks are!

apple chips

I love apples but sometimes I want something more crunchy and chip-like. Hello apple chips. I actually have an easy apple chip recipe that you could make at home but a bag of these also makes an easy road trip snack. It’s also a little less messy than eating an apple, so it’s a convenient option.

curate bars

These taste like a candy bar but the ingredients are much cleaner and it contains a decent amount of protein and fiber, so it’ll keep you full, longer. You have to be a little careful because these could get melty but they’re delicious. It’s funny because I snagged a box of these in Ohio and noticed on the package that the company is actually based in Columbus! Luckily, I think you can find them at most Target stores. 


I love these clementines because they’re easy to peel and they don’t have a bunch of seeds. They’re perfect to toss into your purse and grab when you get hungry. They’re satisfying if you’re craving something sweet! I had a few of these throughout our trip and they hit the spot. 


Ok ok, sometimes you want straight up candy. At least these dark chocolate peanut butter cups don’t contain a bunch of weird ingredients and flavorings. Plus, dark chocolate is so much yummier than milk chocolate! If you haven’t had Justin’s nut butter before, it’s incredible!

brussles bytes

If you love kale chips, try these Brussel Bytes. (If you don’t like kale chips then skip these because you probably won’t like them! My parents weren’t into it.) I love them because they’re crunchy and spicy and packed with flavor. There are 2 servings in a bag and even if you ate the whole bag (because uh, who doesn’t eat the whole bag?) it’s less than 300 calories. Plus you’d get 6g of fiber and 12g of protein, so that’s hard to beat. The ingredients list looks like the recipe of a salad so you don’t need to worry about any sort of fake flavors or powdered “cheese product” that you might find on some chips!

Alexa and I spent 8 hours in the car on Friday driving to Columbus but it was worth the trip! I got to celebrate my cousin at her bridal shower which was a great chance to catch up with friends and family. 

I can’t wait to see her tie the knot in June! 

I also got to catch up with old friends which is basically my favorite thing ever. As an extrovert, weekends like this just give me so much joy and energy. Hours in the car are worth it to be reunited with friends!

What are your favorite road trip snacks?

5 Tips for Super Thick Smoothies

If you want to blend a super thick spoonable smoothie, try these tips and tricks!

When I posted this smoothie bowl on Instagram, a few people asked how to make their smoothies thicker. I only eat spoonable smoothies so I loved this question. Tips for thicker … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 1

blueberry smoothie bowl with toppings

I mentioned on Monday that I'm doing the Tone It Up Bikini Series challenge for the next 8 weeks, so I'm focusing on meals that are lean, clean, and green! Since it's What I Ate Wednesday, I wanted to show you what I ate yesterday! I rolled myself … [Continue reading]

5 Grocery Essentials for Healthy Recipes

5 Grocery Essentials for Healthy Recipes

I'm so excited that today is Monday, which might sound a little crazy, but I signed up for the Tone It Up Bikini Series 8 week challenge and it starts today! I've done a few of their workout plans in the past and I love them. They have a great focus … [Continue reading]

4 Tips for New Runners

4 Tips for New Runners

I've had a love/hate relationship with running. Before I moved to Virginia, I'd never run more than a mile or two at a time. I signed up for my first 5K in December of 2010 and then ran on and off for a while. In 2012 I ran my first half marathon. … [Continue reading]

What I Ate in NYC 

avocado toast

Last Thursday, I had a work event in New York City, so Alex met up with me afterwards and we spent the weekend eating our way through the city. We'd both explored New York separately but this was our first trip together, so it was a fun adventure! … [Continue reading]

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

spiced chickpea soup

When I'm trying to eat a little healthier, soups are one of my favorite things to make. They're a perfect way to make veggies extra flavorful. I've been playing around with spices lately and I decided to bite the bullet and buy saffron. Do you know … [Continue reading]

Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Brownies

These chocolate coconut brownies are gluten free and made with coconut sugar! They're a healthier version of your favorite dessert!

I am so excited to share today's post with you, not just because it's a drool-worthy recipe, but because it's a guest post from my friend Jess who blogs over at Hello to Fit! Jess is a Virginia Blogger who I finally had a chance to meet in person a … [Continue reading]

What I Ate on Race Day

yogurt and berries

Saturday morning, Alex and I braved the cold, wind, and snow (or was it hail?) to run the Monument 10K. With over 36,000 runners. This race is huge in Richmond. I've done it a few times but I hadn't run it the past couple of years. It was fun to get … [Continue reading]

A Guide to Flour Alternatives

Try these all purpose flour alternatives

When I started thinking about doing a post about some of my favorite flours (and flour alternatives) I thought I'd only have a handful to share. But once I started pulling things out of my pantry, I realized I had quite a few flours in there. Some of … [Continue reading]