10 Healthy Travel Snacks for Kids


Travelling with kids is hard enough.  Add in the packing….oh the packing!  Intentions are always good when you are in your planning phase; the kids will only eat healthy meals and snacks this time. Mmmhmm! I’ve been there; it is easier to grab treats along your travels, foods that generally are high in fats, sugars and fillers and the extra expense of those treats is not usually in the travel budget.  Here are a few ideas to keep your kids eating healthy, even while travelling.


10 Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

1. Dry nuts, chickpeas, trail mix or dried fruits.

2. Granola

3. Banana loaf or zucchini muffins

4. Raw veggies or fresh fruit

5. Rice chips, crackers, veggie chips or sweet potato crisps

6. Corn puffs

7. Unsalted popcorn (mix with yogurt covered raisins, pretzels, nuts, dried small fruits and chickpeas for the ultimate easy to pack snack)

8. Dry whole grain cereal like Multi-grain Cherrios

9. Yogurt covered raisins or pretzels

10. Oatmeal or sunflower seed cookies




Frozen water bottles – by the time they thaw out the kids will be ready for a drink.


A few of these will need to be prepared ahead, or baked, but it is worth the effort to keep bellies full of healthy foods.



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  1. You know every single time we travel with our girls I manage to forget snacks! I’m printing this and putting it on my fridge, thanks
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  2. Love it! Great list! Those are staples for our road trips too!
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  3. i think crackers and banana bread are the only thing on that list my picky eaters will eat, they suck!

  4. Those are awesome ideas! I LOVE zucchini muffins, they’re so moist, YUM! :)
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  5. great ideas~ I am a big fan of freezing water bottles when we are heading out on full day trips….
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  6. Ashley Nester says:

    Zucchini muffins are the best, for me. As for my kids I know they will love crackers and banana bread a lot.
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  7. You know, it’s only when someone actually types out a post like this that I realize that we are SO bad for giving the kids junk on road trips. It’s so much easier to rip open a bag of chips or cookies than it is to prepare ahead and bring healthy snacks!

    We are heading up to Collingwood for my middle son’s soccer tournament this weekend and I am off tomorrow afternoon…it’s not a long drive, but I know that the moment we get in the car, it will be, “Mom, I’m HUNNNNNGRY!!!” I’ll prepare some veggies and dip for the drive.

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  8. Great list and just in time for vacation :)

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