Best Food for on the road trip

A road trip is a real joy to do. Preparation is a big part of the adventure that lies ahead. Like we all know ‘’well begun is half done’’ this also applies for food for the road trip. The last thing you want is having a great time but running out of food. To make this as easy as possible we will explain everything you need to know about food for on the road trip.

Food for on the road trip ideas

But how do you begin and what food for the road trip do you need to take with you? We made a small list that you can use to get everything you need. We recommend to take the list with you to the store so you don’t forget food for the road trip.

Food for on the road tripsRoad trip the start of a journey.

Food for in the cooler

Noy everyone takes a cooler with them on an adventure but for those who do we included some food items you should definitely consider. They consist of a variety of food sources which provide the needed nutrition’s which make them great food for on the road trip.

  • Boiled eggs
  • Veggies
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps
  • Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Meat
  • Chicken wings
  • Pastries and pies
  • Salad

Sandwhich is a great foor for the road trip.Fruit is a healty and tasty road trip snack.

Easy snacks

Who doesn’t like a snack? We all do. But remember you’re on a road trip and not a ‘’snack-tour’’. The food items listed below are great for an energy boost but they shouldn’t take the place of sufficient meals. Snacks are still important food for on the road trip, but eat them thoughtful.

  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Tinned food
  • Candy bars
  • Cupcakes
  • Stroopwafels

Nuts are good food for road trips.

We would like to point out the last ‘’easy snack’’ on the list. This is a cookie that you may not know. A Stroopwafel us a typical Dutch cookie that consist of two wafers with caramel syrup in between. This cookies has due to those ingredients a long shelf life and doesn’t require any cooling.

Non-food items

Food is a really important part of a road trip. But besides food there are some other non-food items you shouldn’t forget. It is not food for on the road trip, but you definitely going to need them.

  • Paper towel
  • Cups (for coffee)
  • Plastic plates
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Wet wipes
  • Foil
  • Garbage bag
  • Tubs (to store food)
  • Washing items

Chopping food for the road trip.

Top 5 healthy snacks

1. String cheese

String cheese provides a lot of nutrition’s which makes it a great healthy food for on the road trip. This snack can be eaten with some slices of apple. This together will make a perfectly snack containing fat, protein and carbs. Another benefit is that you won’t be hungry for a while and you can feel the energy boost kicking in after eating. That’s the power of cheese!

2. Carrots

Carrots have fiber in them but also offer a great value regarding nutrition’s. Besides carrots are great to battle the ‘’bored’’ factor during a long drive. Often people want to eat something when they’re bored. Instead of grabbing unhealthy snacks, carrot are healthy and keep you busy. This makes carrots great food for on the road trip.

Carrots as a road trip snackCarrot in the ground

3. Greek yogurt

Nothing beats this protein bomb. Greek yogurt is full of proteins and will keep you full till your next meal. This will also reduce the tendency to snack during the road trip. To add some flavor you can choose to top the Yogurt of with some nuts or grapes.

4. Dried fruits

Fruits are a great healthy snack. When you buy dried fruits in the store make sure they didn’t add any sugar or syrup to make them taste better. It will be a shame when you think you’re eating healthy snacks, while your eating dried fruits that taste like candy. Keep an eye out for the packaging that just contains the fruit as ingredient and you’ll be fine. Dried fruits have a big advantage that they don’t need to be cooled instead of fresh fruits. So there is no need for a cooler for your food on the road trip.

5. Dark chocolate

Maybe dark chocolate comes as a surprise on the list of healthy food for on the road trip, but it definitely earns his place. A lot of people like chocolate and eating a bit of dark chocolate won’t hurt. In matter of fact it even lowers the risk of heart disease while also increasing brain function. But you can also choose for Chocolate Stroopwafels if you like the combination of cookies and chocolate.

Dark chocolate is great food for on the road trip! Chocolate cookie gifts

Prepare you meals

If you’re doing a road trip we highly recommend to prepare at least some meals beforehand. This will save a lot of time during the road trip and makes it easier to get a good meals instead of a tasty snack. Besides this you need to consider if it’s even possible to prepare food for on the road trip once you’re on the road.

Things you need to consider regarding meal preparation on the road

  • Accessibility to facilities to prepare the food (heating)
  • The ability to keep food cooled for a longer period of time
  • Eating utensils (or utensils to prepare the food)

cooking road trip meals at homeCooking food to for a road trip

These things are common when you’re at home, but once you hit the road you need to consider quite a lot regarding food for on the road trip. You can’t just heat the stove in your kitchen, or get your eating utensils out of the draw.

food for on the road trip tips

we shared a lot of different types of food and some non-food items you should bring on your road trip. But we also would like to share some tips to may come in handy during your road trip.

  • Check your car insurance when you go abroad
  • Know the traffic rules
  • Map out your route (at least the direction)
  • Also have offline navigation possibilities
  • Enjoy the road trip – that’s the best tip of all

Now you know everything you need to know about food for on the road trip. We whish you a great adventure and don’t forget the Stroopwafel cookies, they are great snack during your road trip.

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