Road Trip Snacks Recipe Roundup

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March Break is (finally) here! Are you one of the lucky ones who is taking off for a little family getaway (hopefully somewhere warm!)? What is your preferred method of travel; plane, train, or automobile?

If you’re planning a road trip you’ll need some healthy snacks to keep you energized…and prevent the kids from getting cranky, especially if you have a LONG road trip ahead of you! I can see it now…tons of vehicles on busy roads and highways making their way to their destination of choice. As fun and exciting as this time can be, it’s imperative to remember those “road rules” to ensure you arrive at your destination safely!

On that note, how many of you have older children who will be the ones driving (i.e., taking off on their OWN mini-vacays!)? Now, let me rephrase…how many of you parents (of older children) are worried to death about their kids taking the car on a road trip?

I personally like to think that times have changed and that young drivers are better informed and better prepared for the road nowadays. I recently stumbled across THIS website which offers tons of practice tests that prepare young drivers for their Ontario G1 Test-something which didn’t exist when I got my license. I do wish (for my parents sake) that such a portal had been made available to them so that they could have shared their concerns and ask questions. (Well, at least I know it will be available to me in 13 years or so…). Another great aspect of this site is their Sign the Pledge contract.

Now, back to the sweet talk…If you’re anything like me, you are far from tempted by those pre-packaged, over-priced, fattening treats that you usually find at the convenience stores and pit stops on the way to your destination.

My plan of attack? Pack my own sweet, decadent, and healthIER treats for the road!

Chewy Spinach Brownies

brownies

Cinnamon Pecan Energy Bars

pecanbars

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Balls

balls

Lemon Coconut Energy Bars

lemonbars

Raw Hazelnut Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies

gojiberry

Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Bars

chobars

Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Puffed Rice Marshmallow Squares

krispies

Pumpkin-Pie Spiced Carob Chip Biscotti

biscotti

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cupcakes

cupcakes

Chewy Chocolate Date Brownies

datebrownies

What’s your favourite snack to bring on the road?

 

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  • monica

    Lisa – this all looks so great and so admire all that you do for your family! xx

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thanks…it’s like a second job but I enjoy it, and I hope the kids will thank me for it one day ;-)

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