Road Trip Snacks for Kids (This post may contain affiliate links. You can read more about this on my Privacy + Disclosure page.)
I think our family partly thrives off road trips. Something about the excuse for iced coffees in hand, the sun shining and family or friends waiting on the other end. We’ve been taking our kids on trips since they were babies and will probably continue unless our family grows so large we can’t (that last part is not happening!). One of my favorite parts of the trip though is packing and picking up snacks. I honestly DO use it a bit as an excuse for SOME junk food but try to maintain some health as well because, you know, I’m a mom now.
Below you will find several of our tried and true favorite road trip snacks for kids (you can use them for flying, too!). Most of our snacks we buy at Trader Joe’s and ALDI because of the price point and the option of healthier snacks. Oh, and because I feel like we live there sometimes, too!
Road Trip Snacks for Kids
- Once Upon a Farm pouches. Now depending on the level of mess your kids make, you might want to save these for a rest stop, but I love having these packed because I know they’re still getting some daily nutrients of fruit/veggies even on the go. The kids love them as a snack so I am calling this a win. (sold on Amazon, Target, Walmart and several other stories!)
2. Peanut Butter + Jelly bars. My kids have been eating these literally their entire lives. I don’t know how they don’t get sick of them. They are gluten free which helps me feel semi-better and filling to hold the kids over to our next meal. (sold at Trader Joe’s)
3. Freeze dried fruit. You can buy this anywhere obviously, but we oftentimes get ours at ALDI. It can be a little pricier than normal fruit, but I find the clean up WAY easier and since they don’t always get this, it is that much more exciting for a trip!
4. Never Any brand “lunchables.” We found these probably within the last year at ALDI and they’ve been my lifesaver for not only road trips, but meals when we go to the zoo or other day trips. The Never Any brand is a healthier meat alternative for my kids and we buy that brand for our own chicken at home. The price point is on target too at only $1.99.
5. Snack Cups. This isn’t a specific snack per say, but you know those cups that you put snacks in for young toddlers? Well my 2 and 4 year old use them in the car because they help make snacking easier in general. We have put everything from berries and cereal to apple slices and granola in there. (sold in stores and amazon)
And there you have it! What are some of your favorite snacks for your kids while traveling?