Healthy Road Trips


With summer upon us, many families are planning road trips.  It’s easy to eat candy and soda from the gas station, but with a little planning, you can pack nutritious snacks for your family.  These healthy snack ideas are fun and good for your budget.

Healthy snack ideas for road trips:

  • Unsalted nuts
  • Fruit
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Plain popcorn
  • Granola bars

Snacks for the cooler:

  • Cheese sticks
  • Reduced-fat yogurt
  • Hummus and veggies
  • Wraps made with deli meat

Healthy Beverages:

  • Seltzer water
  • Regular water with a slice of lemon or lime for additional flavor


  • Prepackage snacks into single-serving baggies to control portion sizes
  • Pack a cooler and be sure to keep the temperature under 40 degrees.

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