Road trips are great fun for families. But when everyone’s had enough games of I Spy to last a lifetime and you’re still a long way from your destination, the munchies tend to set in. Having a ready supply of healthy snacks will help you to avoid those inevitable pleas to stop at the nearest fast food restaurant (or is that, EVERY fast food restaurant!). Opt for snacks that will keep them fuller for longer with a low or moderate GI to bypass the nerve-jangling highs and torturous lows associated with sugary snacks. To keep snacks cool or warm (as needed), use an insulated bag or chilly bin.
Pick healthier snack options like homemade muesli bars, fruit and snack-sized veggies instead of chips, chocolate biscuits and cake. Try these healthier alternatives for snacks on the go.
No-bake, no matter!
No time to cook before your trip? You can satisfy any sweet cravings with these coconut and date balls that require no baking.
A bite at a time
Here’s a cute and less messy way to serve yoghurt in the car. These frozen yoghurt bites are easy to make. Just pop them in a ziplock bag and toss into the chilly bin with a slicker pad for a cooling treat on your journey.
Try the Healthy Yoghurt Bites recipe
Freeze a batch or two
If you like to be mega-organised for your trips, these corn pikelets can be made in a large batch and frozen for later use. Just warm them through, wrap them up and you’re set.
Try the Corn Pikelets recipe
From A to Z
Would I tell the kids there’s apple in these muffins? Yes, certainly! Would I tell them there’s zucchini? Probably not! What they don’t know …
Try the Apple & Zucchini Muffins recipe
I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘yum’!
A tasty moreish biscuit with no added sugar. These are so good you might need to ration them out for the trip!
Hold the nuts please
If you’re avoiding nuts due to allergies or intolerances, this muesli bar recipe utilises sunflower and sesame seeds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and chopped dried fruits.
Try the Nut-free Muesli Bars recipe
If your road trip is an adventure, match it with these out-of-the-ordinary chips. Made from curly kale, they’re bound to get the kids interested.
Try the Kale Chips recipe
Apple + Cinnamon = Crunchy Goodness
These mega-sized fruit chips are perfect for nibbling on in the back of the car as you watch the world go by.
Try the Homemade Apple Chips recipe
Everything’s better on a stick
Now you know what the melon-baller that’s been sat in the kitchen drawer forever is actually for! Thread your choice of melons, berries, grapes, etc onto popsicle sticks for fruity fun.
Try the Lunchbox Fruit Kebabes recipe