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Road trips can be tough on the adults, but what about the kids? They’re cooped up in a car seat for hours and you’ll want to make sure they have some great food to munch on. What is the best road trip foods for kids that’s easy to make, easy to tote and will keep the littles happy? Read on to see these 29 best road trip food ideas from top bloggers!
Best Road Trip Food Ideas to Keep the Little Ones Happy
Do you remember what it was like to be a kid and sitting in the backseat of your family’s car for hours on end? On top of being cramped, there were probably always at least two siblings fighting about something (have you ever noticed that it’s the rule of 3…two seem to do well but throw that third kid into the mix and there’s at least two fighting).
Sometimes, snacks would help but if they didn’t have any, well then all bets were off.
Sure some kids (and adults) can eat anything when they’re traveling but sometimes those long trips are just too much without some good food in between stops! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 29 great road trip foods from some of the best food bloggers on that are sure to make those long trips a little easier on mom and dad.
So here are the best road trip food ideas for the kiddos in no particular order from road trip snacks for kids to lunches!
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Who doesn't love pizza? Well, Holly from Simplify Create Inspire shares this recipe with us! These easy to make pizza scrolls are quick and easy to make ahead for lunch on the road and plenty filling too!
Ok my kids used to love Uncrustables when they were little but THESE from Candi at Make-Ahead Meal Mom are homemade and what is better than homemade?
Homemade uncrustables are a quick, freezable, kid-friendly option for easy lunches on the go! They are always a hit with the littles, and they also work great for car trips, vacations, picnics, and other events!
Helen from Scrummy Lane offers us this unique recipe I just HAVE to try on my kids!
Zucchini slice is one of those ‘hidden secret’ sorts of foods. Is it a quiche? Is it a pancake? It’s neither, but make it once and it’ll become one of your go-tos for lunch boxes, picnics, parties and more.
No...not for the pup despite its name! Mabintu from Budget Delicious brings us this yummy snack! This easy Puppy Chow is a delicious treat made with Chex cereal, chocolate chips and peanut butter into delicious sweet and crunchy snack the whole family will love.
And for a great lunch idea, Mabintu is back with these Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps. A good lunch is filling, flavorful, and easy to make. And this Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap checks all of the boxes. Enjoy a healthy and refreshing Roadtrip lunch that’s economical and simple to make using leftover chicken.
Breakfast cookies?? Well, visit Kathleen at the Fresh Cooky for them! One bowl healthy gluten free breakfast cookies are so delicious! Loaded with good for you ingredients perfect for a healthy, protein packed snack on road trips!
Who doesn't love muffins?? Anthea at Rainbow Nourishments offers us this great recipe that has everything I love! Vegan banana bread muffins with raspberries and chunks of white chocolate! Wholesome, refined sugar free and with a gluten free option.
This recipe from Bree from Bree's Vegan Life is for a favorite road trip snack!
Making your own trail mix is super easy! It's also a great snack to pack for road trips and lasts a very long time in a sealed container. This trail mix contains a delicious mix of nuts, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips!
Katie from Katie's Cucina is another of our favorites. Looking for an easy after-school or on-the-go snack? Make this no-bake Kid-Friendly Snack Mix using a wide-variety of favorite snacks combined in one bowl!
The Cookie Dough Diaries is one of my favorite foodie sites and Gabriela does not disappoint!
These are the BEST dairy free blueberry muffins! They are so fluffy, soft, full of juicy blueberries, and topped with a delicious cinnamon streusel topping. They're easy to make, freezer-friendly, and there's no mixer required!
From Shelley at Two Healthy Kitchens! These crunchy Granola Energy Balls are filled with protein and whole grains to keep you full and power you through whatever the day might hold! Our energy bites are easy no-bakes that freeze beautifully for busy days. They’re crunchy, chewy and satisfyingly delicious!
Also from Shelley, these addictively delicious no-bake oatmeal bars feature crunchy almonds, sweet-tart blueberries and creamy white chocolate. All wrapped up in a nutrient-rich little package that’s super quick and easy to make! A great make-ahead road trip snack, for sure!
From Michelle at Greedy Gourmet, these Protein Flapjacks are easy to prepare and you easily swap the ingredients to your favourite nuts and dried fruit. Great for when hunger strikes because it packs a punch in terms of protein!