Road Trip Snacks For Every DietJune 24th, 2021
Bags are packed, the gas tank is full, you’ve set your navigation, and you’re ready to take on the open road. But not so fast—every road trip needs an emergency snack kit. This summer, travel with diet-friendly fuel from Thrive Market in tow that’ll satisfy all your on-the-go cravings.
Road Trip Snack Tips
Road trips don’t have to mean loading up on junk food at the next gas station. There are tons of healthy (and tasty) snacks you can pack if you plan ahead. Here are a few go-to tips for snacking happy when you’re on the road.
A Family That Snacks Together…
Let everyone in the family select one snack to bring on the trip so there’s plenty to look forward to. Here’s a tip: Use the filters on ThriveMarket.com to easily browse snacks and find new favorites.
Limit excess waste and keep snacks packed for freshness with reusable snack bags. These PVC-free, lead-free, and BPA-free wonders will keep your on-the-go eats safe and sound and can be washed and reused along the way.
Keep Your Cool
Temperatures set to rise while you’re on the road? Put your snacks—especially chocolatey ones—on ice in a cooler to prevent melting.
Shop By Your Diet
Paleo? Vegan? Gluten-free? Stick to your diet when you’re traveling by loading up on the foods that work for you ahead of time. Thrive Market makes it easy to shop by your diet, even when it comes to snacks.
Serve Up a Surprise
If you’re traveling with kids, pack a special “surprise snack” to be eaten when you hit the halfway point to your destination. The anticipation might ward off some “are we there yet?” pestering.
What to Bring on a Road Trip
We’ll get to all things food in a minute, but before planning your snack strategy, start with wares that are primed to organize your goodies, keep the car tidy, and protect your skin on the road (yes, you need to pack sunscreen).
This small, eco-friendly container is the perfect size for trail mix, dried fruit, cucumber slices, and other nibbles. Pack a few in advance so snacks are at the ready. You can also try this container with a divider for larger portions.
It’s easy to reduce clutter and waste with reusable storage bags. This BPA-free 4-pack comes with a variety of sizes to prep snacks for the whole family.
Let the mosquitoes know who’s boss during those all-important stretch breaks. This convenient spray is scented with lemon and eucalyptus essential oils to keep pests at bay naturally.
Before you get buckled in, don’t forget to slather on sunscreen. This hypoallergenic formula is reef-safe, non-greasy, and helps protect your skin in transit. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, while glass can block UVB rays effectively, most car windows don’t block UVA rays, so don’t miss this step!
Sticky hands and messes are inevitable on a road trip, but clean-up doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep a package of eco-friendly baby wipes within reach to tackle germs while you drive.
They’re called essential for a reason. These individually wrapped wipes are infused with soothing ingredients like aloe vera and witch hazel to quickly clean, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin in transit.
MyChelle’s dual-action, mineral-based lotion offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, plus anti-aging bioceuticals, red algae extract, and macadamia nut oil to nourish your skin every day.
Hydrating Road Trip Drinks
Water is certainly a go-to for hydration, but mix things up with beverages boasting beneficial ingredients like electrolytes and probiotics. Keep a cooler handy so you’re ready for impromptu picnics or vista overlooks.
With tempting flavors like lavender cucumber and cactus rose, everyone can pick their favorite combo. These elevated sparkling waters are gluten-free and paleo-friendly, with zero calories, sugar, or anything artificial.
No need to make any decisions—Revive’s organic kombucha sampler pack lets you try every flavor, including cherry hibiscus, citrus ginger, mango orange, and strawberry lemon. Every can delivers 5 billion live probiotics to support digestive health.
Break up your hydration routine with coconut water. Ours is sustainably sourced from tropical Philippine islands and contains no added preservatives.
Paleo Road Trip Snacks
These caveman-approved snacks will keep you full, even on long drives.
Feed a hungry family with grass-fed beef sticks featuring 9g of protein per serving and a mouthwatering flavor that’s satisfyingly smoky and slightly spicy.
Completely organic, this 100% mango, non-GMO snack comes from a rural African farming community, and makes for a tasty, naturally sweet treat. The company is also doing good in some of the poorest communities where it sources its fruit—learn all about it here.
You better nut leave home without this addictive grain-free, oat-free blend of cashew butter, organic fruit puree, superfood seeds, vanilla, and a sprinkling of salt.
You’ll want to gobble up our free-range, organic turkey strips, which are marinated in apple cider vinegar, honey, and a blend of spices (and totally free of artificial ingredients).
Vegetarian Road Trip Snacks
Embrace your love of veggies any time of day with these favorite snacks.
For those who love crunch, don’t forget a bag of tortilla chips. This snack is Certified Gluten-Free, made from stone-ground blue corn, and ready to dip. (See our favorite salsa pairing below.)
Made from a blend of organic tomatoes, green bell peppers, and garlic, each bite delivers authentic Southwestern flavor. For more heat, try our smoky chipotle jar.
Want a salty, crunchy bite to curb midday hunger? This dry-pressed, nori-based snack checks all the boxes, plus it’s sustainably farmed.
A handful of these nutrient-rich, sustainably farmed nuts will deliver a dose of protein, magnesium, and antioxidants. Add chocolate chips and dried cranberries for DIY trail mix.
Put together a makeshift picnic with our Greek olive mix featuring pesticide-free Kalamata and green olives that are marinated in aromatic wild herbs, red wine vinegar, and sea salt.
Road Trip Snacks for Vegans
Power your drive, vegan style, with these top picks and member favorites.
It’s movie popcorn, but better. Lesser Evil starts with non-GMO kernels, then cooks them with organic coconut oil and plant extracts to mimic that rich butter flavor.
Snacks that don’t travel well can be the pits. That’s why we love Joolie’s snack packs filled with organic California medjool dates that are already pitted for easy snacking.
You might think you’re indulging in a chocolate-coated snack, but these sweet treats also deliver iron, calcium, and fiber.
Load up on superfoods with these raw, naturally sweet morsels that combine coconut flakes, maple syrup, cacao powder, and coconut oil.
Vegans can enjoy jerky, too—especially when it’s made from textured non-GMO soy protein, spicy paprika, sweet maple syrup, and natural smoke flavor.
Gluten-Free Road Trip Snacks
Staying gluten-free is easy (yes, even on the road) when your car is stocked with approved bites.
Spice up your grain-free road trip snack with a little jalapeño and zesty lime over organic whole ground corn chips.
These gluten-free snacks are packed with good-for-you ingredients like whole grain brown rice, whole grain quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and flaxseeds, and still manage to be totally delicious.
Go against the grain with a handful of grain-free granola. Ours is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried berries, and sprouted almonds, and is sweetened with maple syrup.
Quinn took everyone’s favorite gluten-free pretzel and made it even better by stuffing each nugget with creamy peanut butter.
This snack—in chipotle BBQ, ranch, and savory flavors—is already portioned and ready to go. Each bag features a seasoned blend of green banana chips cooked in coconut oil, cashews, and pecans.
Road Trip Snacks for Kids
You keep the kiddos entertained, and we’ll take care of the food. Fuel the fun with snacks they’ll love!
We’re nuts about portable nut butter snacks, and these squeeze packs serve up just the right amount of creamy almond butter without the mess. Serve with banana or apple slices for an extra hearty snack.
Meet your new main squeeze! Kids will love these fun-size pouches of sweet cherry filling. You’ll love the added nutrients of chia seeds and beets.
Looking for a healthy alternative to candy for your next family road trip? These organic fruit snacks deliver the same chewy sweetness without refined sugar.
This snack pack is perfect for smaller travelers. Each box contains 12 bags to give everyone their own portion of cheesy goodness.