Just like an RV, your body needs plenty of fuel during an RV trip. Whether it’s a 3-hour or 3-day journey, you’ll want to have plenty of energy to enjoy the best parts of your vacation.
Most go-to road trip snacks include candy, soft drinks or fast food. These snacks may seem easier to access, but they’re not giving your body the proper nutrients it needs after spending a lengthy amount of time on the road. Thankfully, there are plenty of healthy options to choose from that are simple to have on hand and make great snacks for an RV road trip. Check out 15 of Lazydays RV’s favorite healthy road trip snacks to enjoy on an RV adventure.
1. Trail Mix
Whether it’s premade or homemade, trail mix is a simple, healthy road trip snack to bring in your RV. Most premade trail mixes contain some combination of nuts, dried fruit and candy. If you decide to go the homemade route, get crazy with your mix and add anything from shredded coconut to popcorn.
2. Peanut Butter Pretzels
Peanut butter pretzels make for a great snack packed with protein and healthy fats. They're the perfect combination of salty and sweet, but make sure to get a pack that takes it easy on the salt.
3. Homemade Cereal Bars with Fruit
The cereal bars found in gas stations look healthy, but instead have tons of sugar. For a healthier option, make your own at home to enjoy the great taste without the crash. The combinations of cereals, healthy sweeteners, fruits and other ingredients are endless.
Skip the butter-heavy microwaveable bags and go with homemade popcorn using olive oil and a dash of salt. While on the road, you can look for healthy, bagged popcorn in the grocery store or gas station.
5. Beef Jerky
The ultimate protein-rich road trip snack, beef jerky is found everywhere and comes in a range of flavors. Mix it up and get pork, turkey or salmon jerky to enjoy on your RV trip.
6. Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is full of protein and is great with nuts, fruit or granola. This snack is a great way to stay energized and full in-between stops during a long road trip.
7. Dark Chocolate
Yes, chocolate can be a healthy snack, but make sure to enjoy it in moderation. Dark chocolate that is more than 70% cacao can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and improve brain function.
8. Whole-Grain Muffins
Avoid sugary, pre-baked muffins and go with your own healthy alternative. Whole-grain muffins loaded with fruit or a little dark chocolate are tasty snacks that the whole family can enjoy.
9. Fruit Snacks
Stick with organic, low-sugar fruit snacks that are healthy and sweet.
10. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are another tasty, hassle-free snack jam-packed with protein. Season with salt and pepper or add a more exotic seasoning like a salt-free seasoning blend, smoked paprika or chili powder for extra flavor.
11. PB & J Sandwiches
A road trip staple, it doesn’t get easier than a PB & J sandwich. For the healthiest way to enjoy this road trip snack, use whole-wheat bread, all-natural peanut butter and low-sugar jam or fruit spread.
12. Hummus with crackers, veggies, etc.
Hummus is the perfect dip for a wide range of snacks, from whole-grain crackers to bell pepper strips. Not only does it taste great, but it is also loaded with protein and B vitamins.
13. Sunflower Seeds
Another classic road trip snack, sunflower seeds are one of the few healthy options that can be found in any gas station. Avoid the salty, flavored options that leave you more thirsty than full. Sunflower seeds are great whether you’re behind the wheel or riding shotgun.
Whether made beforehand or while on the road, oatmeal is a fantastic snack or meal for an RV road trip. It contains plenty of fiber and protein to keep your energy up while on a long drive. Add fruit or nuts for a boost of protein.
15. Protein Shakes
Gas stations or grocery stores usually sell a few different options of pre-made shakes or you can bring along your own protein powder. Whey-based protein powders with as few ingredients as possible are your best options for a healthy shake.
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