Healthy Road Trip Food

My family and I have been on the road for 6 days now and still have a few more days to go.  We are in the process of moving cross country and are taking time to enjoy some sights along the way.  While on the road, it can sometimes seem hard to eat healthy, especially when you have a target mileage to hit and there are so many fast food signs and gas station travel centers everywhere you go.  With a little planning, easy and healthier snacks and meals are possible. 

With every road trip we do, I like to pack reusable plates, silverware, a small cutting board, a sharp knife, a small cooler, and a basket of food.  To minimize the amount of food we pack, we often find a grocery store to pick up supplies we need along the way.  Dinner is usually the only meal we eat out on our road trip adventures.  We will usually take a little time to have a roadside picnic with all of our goodies at a rest stop for lunch.  This way we can all stretch our legs and get some fresh air to help break up the day.  Having healthy snack options easily available helps to keep everyone happy until we are all ready to stop for our next meal.  You can find some ideas below of typical foods we pack for our family road trips.

© Eclectically K & L 2018 Cheese, Hemp Hearts, yogurt, kombucha, coconut fat balls, buffalo chicken salad and hummus

Cold Food

  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Hummus
  • Coconut fat balls from Lee From America.  These are filled with healthy fats and nuts.  We make these weekly in our house.
  • Hemp Hearts – I sprinkle these on all kinds of foods for an extra protein source
  • Buffalo chicken salad – On this trip, I bought a rotisserie from the local grocery store.  I shredded it up with some Frank’s Red Hot and mayo for a delicious lunch with lettuce wraps, fruit, and carrots.  Here is a great recipe from The Defined Dish.
Fruits and Veggies
© Eclectically K & L 2018

Fruits and Veggies

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Clementines/Citrus
  • Carrots sticks
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Butter lettuce for lettuce wraps.  *Lettuce tends to spoil fast so buy fresh and use right away if possible
  • Avocados
dry snack items
© Eclectically K & L 2018

Dry Food


  • Lots of water!
  • Seltzer water
  • Peppermint tea to calm the stomach
  • Kombucha
  • Coffee – We fill up at the hotel or a local coffee shop in our travel coffee mugs

What do you bring along when you are doing a road trip?  Please share in the comments below!

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