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)

I can’t help you with the co-pilot but I can give you some of my favorite snack options! The next time you’re hitting the road, here’s what you should stash in your bag!

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 is an easy road trip snack. It’s also a little less messy than eating an apple, so it’s a convenient option if you want some fruit!

curate bars

These Curate bars 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 when I was 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 for 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!

These rosemary roasted almonds have a nice little hint of rosemary flavor and the protein in these nuts will keep you fueled during your whole trip! These can be great if you’re in between meals and you need something a little more substantial to tide you over!

What are your favorite road trip snacks?