Summertime is road trip time! I remember munching on apples and granola bars for hours on end when my family went on road trips. Instead of making a bunch of pit stops for lunch, we would look forward to the snacks in the car. These days, with so many blogs available with amazing recipes, we can make our own on-the-go road trip snacks that are healthy and super flavorful. Pre-package these lovely little snacks and get ready to hit the road!

 

1. Coconut Matcha Energy Bars

Get your matcha on with these delicious green energy bars! They taste like an exotic vacation destination and are filled with all those good ingredients you need to stay happy in a small car.

http://gratefulgrazer.com/recipe/matcha-energy-bars/ Photos By: Grateful Grazer

2. Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Granola Bars

Your family will be begging you to make an extra large batch of these home made granola bars before your road trip. With peanut butter and chocolate, how could you go wrong?

http://www.sweetphi.com/peanut-butter-banana-chocolate-chip-granola-bars-road-trip-snacks/ Photos By: Sweet Phi

3. Samoa Snack Mix

Need a little something to munch mindlessly on as you sail down the highway? This delicious mix is just what you need to stay satisfied!

http://www.chewoutloud.com/2015/05/15/samoa-snack-mix/ Photos By: Chew Out Loud

4. Sunflower Seed Protein Balls

Don’t forget about all that protein! Fill up a ziplock bag with these numbers and hand out whenever a family member gets cranky in the car.

http://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/sunflower-seed-protein-balls/#_a5y_p=1583011 Photos By: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

5. Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola

How fun are these little apple sandwiches! Make these a car delicacy by only making them for road trips. Your family will start getting excited for long car rides when they know these sammies are waiting for them.

https://www.garnishwithlemon.com/apple-sandwiches-with-almond-butter-and-granola/ Photos By: Garnish With Lemon

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6. Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Leaving early in the morning? Skip that fast food breakfast and tell everyone they’re getting cookies instead! Who can say no to a good breakfast cookie?

http://www.anightowlblog.com/2016/07/oatmeal-breakfast-bites.html/ Photos By: A Night Owl Blog

7. Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

Craving something sweet? Don’t let your road trip lower your standards for food! Make these detox bites and tease your body into thinking you’re eating junk food.

http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/dark-chocolate-detox-bites/ The View From Great Island

8. Roasted Chipotle Chickpeas

A little spice can be really nice! Roast these chickpeas up and keep a big batch of them waiting for you in the car. It can be easy to make a load of these for the car ride home as well.

https://www.nutritionicity.com/recipes/recipe-roasted-chipotle-chickpeas-gluten-free-vegan-plant-based/ Photos By: Nutritionicity

9. Apple Cinnamon Chia Bars

Move over Apple Cinnamon Nutri-Grain Bars! We have some delicious Chia Bars taking centre stage instead! These bars of goodness are super yummy and will fill you up until your next pit stop.

http://www.mysequinedlife.com/2016/09/06/apple-cinnamon-chia-bars/ Photos By: My Sequinned Life

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10. Chocolate Dipped Banana Chips

Not only are they super Instagram worthy, but they’re so sweet! Get your sugar fix with these pretty fruit snacks that will only taste better with more sprinkles.

http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2015/08/27/chocolate-dipped-banana-chips/ Photos By: Paper N Stitch Blog

11. Unicorn Bark

Get ready to get the coolest parent of the summer award with this delicious bark! Filled with yogurt and fruit, no one will notice all the nutrients they are getting in-between colourful bites!

http://blog.landofnod.com/honest-to-nod/2017/03/unicorn-yogurt-bark-recipe.html?crlt.pid=camp.osDrCHGz3tR5 Photos By: Land of Nod

12.Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Home Made Lara Bars

Not a fan of apple cinnamon? We have you covered. These Home Made Lara Bars are filled with sweet dates and delicious coconut to create a feeling of something tasting as good as it is for your body. What a concept!

http://www.wickedspatula.com/homemade-larabars/ Photos By: Wicked Spatula

13. Cinnamon Apple Chips

It’s so easy and so fast! Slice some apples up, and create some apple chips using this amazing recipe.

http://www.carriesexperimentalkitchen.com/cinnamon-apple-chips/ Photos By: Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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14. Oat Cups

Still have another two hours to go until supper? These oat cups will fill you up and keep all family members happy until the drive through is in sight.

http://www.babyfoode.com/blog/toddler-breakfast-oat-cups-4-tasty-ways Photos By: Baby Foodie

15. Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips

Avoid buying a bag of unhealthy chips when you stop for gas. Instead, pull out some flavorful kale chips that will not disappoint.

http://thebusybaker.ca/sea-salt-and-garlic-kale-chips/ Photos By: The Busy Baker

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

You've probably been seeing recipes for no-bake snack/energy bites online for a few years now. I know I have!
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