Road Trip! The Best Food for On-the-Go

It’s officially summer!

Even though I grew up in Arizona, summer is still one of my favorite seasons. There’s nothing like the warm sunshine and the call of the open road to make you want to explore the world and see somewhere new.

Rather than opt for unhealthy gas station snacks, create your own travel food faves with these 14 ideas that pack perfectly. And of course, they’ll be just as tasty on planes or trains as they are in automobiles!

[Pro Tip: Keep food fresh while you travel with Rach’s food totes and carriers!]

Ballpark Popcorn

Honey-roasted peanuts, pretzels, and even a little cayenne make this popcorn outta this world. Rachael has a number of popcorn combos you can try if this doesn’t suit your tastes, like Smoky Paprika Popcorn or Salt and Vinegar Popcorn.

Graham Crackers

One bite of these, and you’ll be saying goodbye to store-bought forever. Add twists like cinnamon or cocoa powder to make them your own!

Crispy Roasted Chick Peas

Chick peas are hearty and filling, and their pop-able size make them perfect road trip fare.

Simple, No-Bake Oat Bites

The beauty of these oat bites is that you can mix and match the ingredients to suit your family’s tastes (and whatever’s in your pantry). They’re quick to whip up and easy to eat on-the-go.

Cocktail Party Snack Mix

Use this recipe as a template to make this classic mix your own. Do you like things a little bit spicier? Prefer different mix-ins? This one’s yours for the making.

Sesame Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are so versatile. This version gives them a sesame kick, but you can also try Rach’s BBQ or Cheesy varieties, too.

Morning Glory Muffins

Hearty, satisfying, and packed with good-for-you fiber. These muffins aren’t the sweetest, but they’ll definitely keep you going on a long drive! You can also try Rachael’s Southwest Corn Muffins for another filling muffin fix.

Cheesy Crackers

These crackers are fast to make and will probably be gone even faster!

DIY Bubble Gum

This one may not be a snack, but there’s something about a stick of gum in the car or on the plane that makes traveling a little better. Try this homemade version that’s fun to make with kids!

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