Healthy Road Trip Snacks Your Kids Love

Moving is stressful. In fact, research shows moving is one of the most stressful things a person can take on in their lifetime.

Choosing the right snacks for the car doesn’t have to be.

Conscientious parents want their road trip snacks to be healthy. Don’t worry, mom and dad, we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading to learn our favorite healthy snacks for your next cross-country move.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is healthy and fun to eat. It’s a good source of vitamins and minerals that can be easily sorted, stacked and counted to pique your child’s imagination.

Ditch the raisins or create a mixed bag for more unusual fruit pairings.

Try banana chips, freeze-dried strawberries or dried cherries. You can even pick the state fruit of the place you are moving to for a little education!

You won’t regret choosing dried fruit as one of your road trip snacks.

Protein Packs

Healthy eating on-the-go means being conscious of what your body needs.

Protein will keep your kids full longer while begging for fewer snacks. Parents can get ahead of hunger by creating protein packs for the road.

Things like string cheese allow children to be a little playful while they eat nutritious food. A mixed bag of nuts gives children options and promotes autonomy.

For the kid who needs a little meat in their diet to stay full, jerky is an excellent option for a cross-country move. It comes in beef, turkey, and even bacon — yes, bacon jerky exists, and it’s delicious.

Overnight Oats

Carbs are an essential source of energy for children on a road trip. They serve the bonus of helping with digestion.

Carbohydrates break down into sugar, and that offers energy to keep kids feeling great longer. Oats also offer fiber, which is vital for making sure the digestive tract keeps moving even when the car is not.

Additionally, overnight oats are prepped the night before, sealed in a mason jar and can contain other delicious and healthy add-ins like dark chocolate, granola, nuts, yogurt, and fruit.

But parents, don’t forget to pack your spoons!


Hydration is essential for a big move, especially if you move during hot spring or summer months.

Reaching for coconut water or filtered water is a healthy choice.

If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on bottled water, you can buy a filtered sports bottle and keep refilling it along the way.

Stay Happy with Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Feeling good, full and energetic is vital during any long trip, especially when it comes to kids.

Parents want their kids to be healthy, but there is no tougher time to ensure that happens then when planning a cross-country move.

Rest assured, with a little preparation, your road trip snack selection can be as healthy as your first meal in your new home.

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