Road Trip Snacks

We didn’t know how long we would be in the car on our journey to Colorado between having a 23 month old and a year old Maine Coon as passengers, so I wanted to make sure we had healthy snacks for the drive. I like burgers as much as the next guy, but I can only eat so many. Here’s what we packed for our drive. (And yes, it was too much.)

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Hummus Cups and Pretzel Crisps

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Salami and String Cheese

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Popcorn and Plantain Chips

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Trail Mix

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Sunflower Seeds and Beef Jerky (The OG Roadtrip Snacks)

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Fresh Fruit

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Water and Sparkling Water


A Couple Notes

  • Between having a cat and a toddler in the backseat, driving a Prius, and packing our TV, vacuum, and kitchen supplies (we’re renting furniture, but had to bring the essentials for our three month move) there was not much room left in the car for snacks, and I REALLY overdid it. We ended up not having room for a cooler, which brings me to my next point.

  • If you’re bringing food that needs to be kept cold, make sure you have a cooler and access to ice every day of traveling. We ended up having to throw out hummus cups and string cheese.

  • Having small dry foods or at fruit that isn’t messy is essential when traveling with a toddler. Gus ate a lot of apple slices, grapes, popcorn, plantain chips, and raisins from the trail mix. We ended up having enough snacks for our little grazer, we didn’t end up buying him many fast food meals.


Traveling with snacks was so helpful on our 16-20 hour drive out to Colorado, and because of it, Gus did a great job on our drive!

-A & R