Have you ever tried to get something to eat while you are on a road trip? If so, then you know that trying to drive and eat is definitely not an easy thing to do. Our goal is to change your point of view as far as road trip food is concerned, because you don’t have to eat junk food just because you are on a road trip.
Here are some snacks for the road that are sure to please. With a variety of road trip foods like these everyone will be able to enjoy a few of the items you bring.
Smiling faces while you are driving places!
1st up is popcorn which is easy to handle while driving. Grab a handful at a time and never lose concentration while driving. If you want to spice it up a bit you can add your favorite seasoning like cayenne pepper or some grated parmesan cheese. Let your taste buds be your guide. This will surely be a lot better than a bag of chips from the convenience store.
Burrito’s are perfect for road trips! They fit easily into one hand. Not to mention how flavorful they are with roasted veggies and onions, cheese, sour cream and some spicy chicken to top it all off. Make sure you get the small 6 inch tortillas this way you can make mini-burritos that can be stored in a Ziplock bag or aluminum foil.
Hand pies are perfect for road trips. They can be fruit filled or vegetables and cheese. Whatever pleases your palate. Here are some ideas for hand pies: blueberry hand pies, strawberry hand pies, apple hand pies, peach hand pies and cherry hand pies. Any of these would be great for the road.
Let’s not forget the time tested “Trail Mix” with peanuts mixed in you get your protein along with an explosion of other wonderful flavors. However change your recipe up a bit. Take a look at your seasonings and see what jumps out at you. Maybe add a little cayenne pepper or some dried pineapple or mangos. What about a little cumin and coriander? Experiment and surprise yourself!
OK, how about some cheese crackers that are made from home? Once you make your own you will never want the store bought one s again, guaranteed! Its just 6 simple ingredients that’s needed to make these easy homemade cheese crackers. take a look at the recipe at livingwellmom.com
Something that you may never have thought about making yourself but is perfect for the road is “Pretzels”.
Pretzels? Aren’t they hard to make? It’s easier than you think. Most likely you already have all the ingredients at home. All you need is sugar, butter, flour, salt, yeast, and some water. Let your creative flare take over and make them into any shape you want from traditional to whatever you can imagine. For inspiration take a look at allrecipes.com for their Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe.
You can’t lose with homemade cookies. Who doesn’t want something sweet to snack on when you are on a road trip? Homemade cookies are a whole lot better than store bought cookies because you don’t have to be concerned about preservatives or a lot of salt and artificial flavors. This way you don’t have to hide the sweets in the glove compartment.
Healthy snacks are a must have on a road trip that’s why veggie chips are the perfect alternative to salty potato chips. Make sure you make a big batch so that everyone can enjoy them. The best way to slice them is with a mandolin slicer. This way you can make sure that they are thin and uniform in shape. Choose different types of veggies like carrots, rutabagas, parsnips and beets.
These are just a few ideas for road trip food. Make sure you make your next road trip a pleasant one by taking goodies like these along with you!