These Are the Absolute Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks of All Time
Stock up on these delicious and nutritious nibbles to keep you fueled on your next adventure.
‘Tis the season for roadtrips, and what’s a road trip without good snacks? We’ve gathered some of our team’s all-time favorite munchies, many of which happen to be both vegan and gluten-free. Here’s a grab bag of our favorites to add to your cart before your summer adventure. (Speaking of which, have you signed up for our last-minute, low stress travel newsletter? You can find more helpful hacks there, as well.)
Lesser Evil Oh My Ghee! Popcorn
Loaded with the taste of pure clarified butter, each kernel is perfectly coated with just the right amount of sea salt so you get the perfect bite, every time. The serving size is two cups, but we find it hard not to devour the whole bag, especially if traffic gets stressful.
Smart Sweets Sweet Fish
Loaded with 13 grams of fiber (that’s almost half your daily intake!) and only 3 grams of sugar, these vegan and gluten-free sweets are a staple in our house for dessert and road trips alike. While they don’t taste exactly like Swedish Fish, you won’t feel nearly as guilty for crushing an entire bag on the car ride.
Absolutely! Gluten Free Coconut Chews
These delightful, individually wrapped cookies taste exactly like Mounds, without the waxy chocolate. The combo of shredded coconut and coconut oil gives them the ideal gooey texture. And one is more than enough to satisfy a sweet tooth craving.
Erewhon Ranch/Spicy Combo Kale Chips
We are admittedly huge fans of this wildly overpriced SoCal grocery store, and these kale chips are worth the $12.95 price tag. Loaded with lots of spices like onion powder, dill, garlic powder, and plenty of umami-rich nutritional yeast, I’d argue that the punch of flavor is akin to Cool Ranch Doritos. (Our team thinks the ranch flavor is enhanced by the chili that’s in the combo container of these chips, so if you’re into heat, purchase that option.)
Majestic Sprouted Hummus
All the goodness of great hummus, please good on the gut because it’s sprouted. Plus it’s dairy- and gluten-free, and doesn’t contain any sesame seeds so it’s very allergen-friendly. The addition of flax instead of sesame also means that it’s very high in omega-3s.
Siete Tortilla Chips
Gluten- and grain-free snacks can get a bad wrap, and honestly compared to standard chips on the market, Siete stands up. The Austin-based company uses avocado oil to make their chips, which is a healthier alternative to highly refined oils like canola and soybean oil.
Nori Maki Arare Rice Crackers
We are huge fans of the sweet and savory combo of these iconic Japanese snacking crackers. They are high in fiber, and low in fat, and while they do contain a bit of soy making them the only gluten option on this list, they’re a staple that we just can’t write off.
Tillamook Sharp White Cheddar Snacks
Pacific Northwest creamery Tillamook makes incredible dairy across the board, and their snack packs of sharp white cheddar is no exception. If you have some deli meat, make roll-ups with a pickle and you’ve got yourself lunch.
Trader Joe’s Bamba Peanut Snacks
Made in Israel, where Bamba is far and away the best-selling snack in the country, Trader Joe’s Bamba Peanut Snacks contain just four, simple ingredients: corn grits, peanut paste, palm oil, and salt. They’re light, crunchy, and positively bursting with rich, peanut flavor.
Simple Mills Nut Butter Stuffed Sandwich Cookies
Our office quickly tore through a box of these tasty, gluten-free alternatives to Oreos. While we do wish there were a tad bit more of a creamy center, similar to a double stuffed, these are pretty darn close to perfect. Come holiday season, we’re definitely going to try these out as an alt to Oreo cookie crust for cheesecake.
Country Archer Provisions Grass-Fed Beef Jerky
This AAPI-owned jerky brand beats out the additive-packed alternatives at the gas station. The packs are keto-friendly, and all the meats come from humanely raised animals.
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