I live in Texas, which means that we spend a lot of time driving to get places. For example, I have a dear friend who lives in Dallas. Which is “only” 4 hours away. Or today, I am in San Antonio, which is “only” a 3.5 hour drive. The beach is 20 minutes. Seriously. But if you want the really pretty beach? 45 minutes.
We drove 3.5 hours to go camping for one night. Now, we’d intended to stay longer, but the weather decided that we needed to head home.[fancy_box id=2]Want more tips for eating on the go?[content_upgrade id=10298]Download my new guide![/content_upgrade][/fancy_box]
Obviously, we’re on the road a lot. Which means I need to have healthy snacks on hand. All. The. Time. Having healthy snacks save my butt. Consistently.
I don’t know about you, but I get HANGRY without food. And so do my kids (and the hubby).
So. These snacks are favorites of ours, and I’m sure that your family will love them, too!
14 Healthy Snack Ideas
- Apple slices with peanut butter and rolled oats
- Grapes & cheese
- Pears & cheese
- Oven roasted almonds with sea salt
- Veggies & hummus
- Trail mix or GORP
- Hardboiled eggs with fruit
- Celery with cream cheese
- Celery with peanut butter
- Raisins & cashews
- Apple slices with a wedge of Laughing Cow
- Mixed nuts with a slice of cheese
- Larabars (I love my copycat recipe!)
- Oatmeal smoothies (split the recipe between yourself and your kids)
I know that I’m not anywhere near including all of our favorites, but it’s a start! For me personally, I’m obsessed with nuts. Specifically almonds and cashews. I love them. Unfortunately, my kids do, too. So I’ve gotten really good at pre-portioning them into snack sized bags.
You can actually do that for a lot of these snacks-especially if you’re traveling. I also use these small dip containers so that I can pack apple or celery slices and control the mess. Plus, it’s automatic portion control.