September 12, 2022

9 Best Beverages and Snacks for Road Trips

If you’re taking a family road trip this holiday, there are two essentials that you need to make it a unique and memorable experience for all – entertainment for the children and snacks for all.

I won’t have you running to the closest convenience store to grab a pack of candies and an energy drink. With a little planning ahead, you’ll be able to substitute sodas with Lifeboost coffee and chips with nuts and fruits. Down below are the 9 best beverages and snacks for road trips.


Jerky is a good snack option for travelers, anywhere at any time. There are a variety of meat and flavors to choose from, so you can have something for everyone. Many prefer beef jerky because of its protein-packed and mouth-watering taste.


Vegetables are one of the easiest snacks to prepare for road trips. Try a combo of cabbage, Broccoli, carrots, red peppers, and peas. Don’t forget to include peanut butter or cream cheese for dipping. 


Yogurt blended with a smoothie or mixed with your favorite fruits will help quench your cravings. What more? It is a good source of vitamin D, calcium, and probiotics, making it good for the bones and the digestive system.

4.Orange Juice

Squeeze some large oranges and fill a bottle for each traveling companion. Orange Juice is one of the most loved beverages; it’s high in antioxidants and has been linked with several health benefits. Too busy to make orange juice? You can pull some bottles from the nearest convenience store.

5.Crackers and Cheese

If you’re a hungry traveler, include Crackers and Cheese in your snack pack. The combo is rich in proteins and good carbs and keeps you full for a long time. You can swap cheese with peanut if you want a salty-sweet taste.

6.Hard Boiled Eggs

Looking for a snack that provides nutrients and keeps you energized all day? Try Hard Boiled Eggs. They’re very suitable for long day drives and can be cooked in a few minutes.


Smoothies are easy to make and are packed with many vitamins and nutrients. These natural drinks contain healthy sugars that keep you energized and alert while on the road. You can get a portable smoothie blender that doubles as a blending compartment and cup.

8.Dark Chocolate

Did you just read dark chocolate? Yeah! Dark Chocolate has been linked to some health benefits, including lowering the risks of heart diseases and increasing brain function. This doesn’t mean you should take two bars in one sitting, just a little to keep your taste buds happy.

9.Sunflower Seeds

You can’t go wrong with Sunflower Seeds when packing road trip snacks. They are rich in healthy fats, magnesium, and other nutrients that boost heart health. What more? Their taste is heavenly!

In Conclusion

Road trips are amazing; they present an opportunity to connect with the beauty of nature and the family (if you’re traveling together). With a little planning ahead, you’ll be able to substitute sodas with Lifeboost coffee and pea chips with nuts and fruits.  Make them more amazing by packing the right snacks and beverages with you. Avoid sugary foods and opt for tasty snacks that are healthy and nutritious.

What are your road trip best snacks and drinks? Let me know in the comment section. Are you wondering whether to take the whole family on a trip or go alone? Check out this guide to know the benefits of taking family trips.

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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