Trips are better when there are snacks involved!
Snacking and driving seem to go hand in hand. There’s nothing like enjoying your favorite snacks while taking in gorgeous sites. Snacks you buy in the store are loaded with so many ingredients and are designed to pack on the weight, so snacking quickly becomes unhealthy. What if there were healthier alternatives to the snacks we love? This blog holds the answer. While not all the snacks are 100 percent healthy, they are better than buying something manufactured!
Space may be at a low in your RV, but it’s enough space to make one (or all) of these delicious snacks to enjoy while you journey! Once you start making these snacks, you’ll be on the search for many more to replace the ones you typically buy in the store.
Ten recipes to try on your next road trip
Trail mix. No list of snacks would be complete without the go-to: trail mix! This recipe is packed full of seeds and nuts to keep you sated, energized, and healthy for the road ahead. It combines bits of cacao, coconut, and berries to give your sweet tooth the bite it’s looking for. The great thing about all these recipes is you’re making them yourself, so you know what’s going into them!
Simple granola bars. Granola bars are another favorite of ours, but they often seem difficult to make and require a lot of ingredients you don’t normally have on hand. This recipe only calls for five ingredients: dates, maple syrup, peanut butter, almonds, and oats. The chocolate is optional, but as we see it, chocolate is never optional.
Ranch chickpeas. You won’t find any dried ranch packets here, because these tasty morsels are healthy! With a combination of savory ingredients like garlic, dill, and onion, these chickpeas will make you wish your road trip was longer, so you could just keep eating!
Popcorn with matcha and yum. Did you skip your daily dose of green tea today? No worries, this popcorn has you covered. Literally. It’s covered in matcha green tea, chocolate, and just a hint of salt. Our mouths are already watering thinking of making this treat.
Rocky road mix. Craving a nice, heaping bowl of rocky road ice cream, but worried about all the calories? You won’t miss it with this delicious twist on Chex Mix. It’s a salty-sweet mix of chocolate, marshmallows, pretzels, and Chex that will have you returning to the kitchen time and again. The only equipment you need is a slow cooker, so you can get it started and leave it!
It’s not a cookie! These homemade fig newtons aren’t a cookie! They’re fruit and cake. Now you don’t have to search for them at the gas station because you’ll have what you need stocked up for whenever you want to indulge in them. Did we mention that this version is healthier with the addition of oats, almonds, dates, and (obviously) figs?
Peanut butter and jelly bites. PB&J sandwiches are a favorite among most people, but if you’re watching your sugar, it may not seem like a great choice. These bites are made with chai, flaxseed, protein powder, and peanut butter to give you the taste of an old favorite, but with a boost of energy.
Cracker Jacks from home. There’s nothing like homemade caramel corn. It’s far superior to what you buy in the store, mixing soft and buttery with crunch and a hint of salt. Add in some peanuts and molasses, and you’ve got yourself a crunchy sweet treat you won’t want to keep your hands off!
Fruit roll-ups to indulge in. The options are endless when you make fruit leather. It’s a healthier alternative to fruit snacks, and the kids will thank you for taking the time to make one of their favorites. It’s also a guilt-free way to satisfy your craving for sweets! All you do is puree your favorite fruits and dehydrate!
Cheesy crackers. This isn’t crackers and cheese, it’s a homemade version of Cheez-Its! This recipe combines cheese, flour, and butter into a great treat you can make on a cold evening. You may want to double the recipe because they will go fast! The awesome news is they’re so easy we don’t know why we haven’t tried them yet!
Cooking in your RV can be challenging, but if you love making homemade treats and meals, it can be done. The wonderful part about making snacks homemade in your RV is that you can do it when boredom strikes, and you want something different than the excitement just outside your door.
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