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The 50 Best Snacks for Your Next Family Vacation

Updated: Jun 15

It can be quite challenging to plan out family vacations, especially when you have young kids. Packing their snack bag for traveling is almost as important as the trip itself! You want to pack foods that are easy to eat and even easier to clean up.


If you've been trying to decide what to pack for your next road trip or airplane ride, keep on reading to get inspired! Here's a list of our top fifty favorite travel snacks that are perfect for your whole family:



Healthy Snacks



Berries


Berries are great options for road trips because they're easy to pop in your mouth and taste like a sweet treat. They're also incredibly healthy and rich in antioxidants! Nearly every kid loves to snack on blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. The only downside is that they can be pretty expensive.


berries


Grapes


Grapes are delicious, inexpensive, healthy, and are beloved in snack boxes. They're great on their own and also pair well with cheese cubes.



grapes


Cheese


Speaking of cheese, add some slices or cubes into your kids' lunches for a good source of calcium and protein. Cheddar, mozzarella, and gouda cheese are our favorite!


cheese


Granola bars


Whether you choose to buy them in-store or make them at home, granola bars are the quintessential road trip snack. Just toss them into your snack bag, and you're good to go!



granola bars


Banana Chips


Banana chips or plantain chips are a yummy snack that is toddler-friendly and mess-free. You'll have to carefully inspect the labels to make sure they're not full of sugar, though.


banana chips


Salami Sticks


Meat in a packaged stick form is perfect for individual use. You don't have to worry about preparing salami slices or bringing napkins to clean greasy hands. They provide protein and calories in a kid-friendly wrapper.


Tortilla Rolls


Use tortillas to make easy on-the-go sandwiches. The most popular types are made with bananas and peanut butter, deli meat and cheese, or chocolate sauce.


Saltine Crackers


Crackers are a must on trips, although you might have a lot of crumbs while eating them. Salt also helps against nausea, so these are great for when someone gets a little carsick.



saltine crackers


Sugar Snap Peas


These might not be for everyone, as some kids dislike peas. However, they make an excellent snack for trips because they're easy to pop in your mouth, don't make a mess, and are healthy. Add some hummus on the side for an even tastier treat.


sugar snap peas

Baby Carrots


Baby carrots are another classic healthy road trip snack. Everyone loves them, and they're super easy to eat. They can even be found in individual servings, making them perfect additions to your lunch bag.


baby carrots

Clementines/Mandarin Oranges


Clementines, Mandarins, Cuties--whatever you call them, they're delicious! You can simply toss them in your bag and peel them when you get hungry. They make a little mess, though, so you'll need a trash bag and some wet wipes for cleanup.