For long trips on the road, wholesome eats that will keep you fueled and focused are a must. So why not do a little prep work and start your journey off on the right foot? Lucky for you, I did all the research and came up with a list of easy recipes for healthy snacks that you can pack to take with you on your next road trip.

*all recipes below produce enough servings for 2 people*


Chili-Chocolate Fruit Bites

These little morsels are absolutely delicious and so simple to make! The spiced chocolate & salty garnish gives them the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and salty.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz dried fruit (you can either buy in-store, or make your own with a dehydrator)
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Flake salt for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and place dried fruit in a single layer.
  2. Heat the chocolate chips on the stovetop over low heat and when it is fully melted, stir in the cinnamon & cayenne.
  3. Dip each piece of fruit halfway into the chocolate, let the excess drip off, and place back on the baking sheet.
  4. Lightly sprinkle the chocolate-covered sections of the fruit with salt.
  5. Refrigerate uncovered until the chocolate hardens (around 15 minutes). Store in an airtight container placed in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.

Baked Veggie Chips

A healthy alternative to store-bought chips! These snacks are colorful, crunchy, and full of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini or squash
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 3 small red potatoes
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Dash of garlic powder & pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice all the veggies into uniformly thin slices with a knife or mandoline.
  3. In a bowl, toss them with the oil & spices until evenly coated.
  4. Spread veggies on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Flip each piece, Then bake for another 10-15 minutes until crispy and slightly brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before storing.

Flavored & Roasted Chickpeas

A crispy and savory snack that is high in minerals and fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (19oz) cans chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tbs avocado oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp of spice / herb mix (whatever you have at home!)
    • onion powder, chili powder, curry powder, cumin, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme, oregano, etc.
  • 3/4 tsp of sea salt
  • Dash of pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Spread chickpeas in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Stop every now and then to shake the pan.
  3. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and carefully add them to a bowl with the oil & spices.
  4. Toss well to coat the chickpeas evenly.
  5. Spread the them back onto the baking sheet and return to the oven for another 10 – 15 minutes until they are golden and crispy.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool before storing.

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