30 Best Road Trip Snacks (Healthy Options)

Summer is finally here which means road trips are right around the corner! You can’t have a summer road trip without snacks, which is why I’m sharing the best road trip snacks broken down into 6 different categories. You’ve got to have a little salty and a little sweet action. No one likes a boring snack bag so buckle up for this healthy snack ride!

My husband and I used to travel full-time (and part-time) in our DIY-converted van which meant up to 10-hour road trip days. On these adventures, we perfected road trip snacking as we explored every state in the lower USA 48. Trust me, living on the road feels like a full-time snack adventure haha! From Cheez-its flying all over the van in New Mexico to almond butter dripping on the dash in North Carolina. Let’s dive in!

My Favorite Healthy Road Trips Snacks

  • Salty Snack: Lesser Evil Organic Popcorn
  • Sweet Snack: Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Non-Refrigerated Snack: Chomps Grass-Fed Beef Sticks
  • Refrigerated Snack: Mini Charcuterie Boards
  • No Mess Snack: Shell Less Pistachios
  • Kid Snack: Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks

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Best Salty Snacks

1. Pretzel Crisps

crunchy pretzel with grains of salt in hand
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2. Homemade Jalapeno Cheddar Scones

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3. Lesser Evil Organic Popcorn

source: amazon.com

4. Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds

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5. Grass Fed, Organic Beef Jerkey (Zero Sugar Added)

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Best Sweet Snacks

6. Apple Slices and Natural Peanut Butter

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7. Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries (or strawberries)

close up photo of stacked chocolates bars beside raspberries
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8. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

chocolate pretzels on dried maple leaf
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9. Seedless Red Grapes (organic is best)

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10. Homemade Avocado Brownies (top with walnut pieces)

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Best Non Refrigerated Snacks

11. Clementines and Oranges

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12. Homemade Trail Mix

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13. Chomps Grass-Fed Beef Sticks

source: Plum Branch Home

15. Mary’s Gone Crackers

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Best Refrigerated Snacks

16. Salads in a Jar (Cesar, Southwestern, etc)

Keep the salad dressing on the side so it doesn’t make your leafy greens soggy.

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17. Plain/Unsweetened Greek Yogurt + Berries

tasty healthy dessert with berries served on pink table with wooden spoon
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18. Mini Charcuterie Boards (Assemple At Home)

Use soft cheese, jerky, nuts, dried and/or fresh fruit, and olives if desired.

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19. Cottage Cheese + Organic Seed Crackers

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20. Mini Whole Wheat Chicken Wraps (Homemade)

Make these wraps with whole wheat tortillas, rotisserie chicken (or cook chicken in a crockpot and shred), cabbage mix, and cheddar cheese. Cut these wraps into forths so they’re snack size and easy to eat while traveling.

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Best “No Mess” Snacks

21. Dried Fruit (No Sugar or Nitrates Added)

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22. Shell Less Pistachios

green and brown pistachio nuts
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23. Homemade Granola Bars

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24. That’s It Fruit Bars

source: Plum Branch Home

25. Bananas

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Best Kid Snacks

26. Homemade Smoothies in Spill-Proof Cups

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27. Squeezable Applesauce

source: Amazon.com

28. Organic Annie’s Fruit Snacks

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29. Pipcorn Organic Cheddar Cheese Balls

source: Plum Branch Home

30. Organic Nut Butter Cookies (plant-based)

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  1. These look so delicious, I was looking for more healthy snacks!
    Thanks for sharing this it’s very helpful !!
    I love your blogs 💚

    1. I’m so happy to hear it’s just what you’ve been looking for!! I thought with summer coming, this would be the perfect blog to share! Thanks so much for reading and commenting it helps so much!😊