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You’re nearly ready to hit the open road, feel the wind in your hair and see what adventures lie waiting for you. Road tripping is one of the best ways to explore and see parts of a country you might have not seen before.

You’ve got your road trip playlist all sorted and most importantly you have checked your vehicle and you’re nearly ready to drive off into the sunset.

Don’t forget about the food though!

Here are some delicious food ideas to take with you on your next road trip.

Foody Essentials for Your Next Road Trip


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Depending on how long you’re planning your drive for you might want to make sure that you have enough food and drink to keep you going until you reach your destination.

Hunger can strike at any time and having some essentials with you will not only save you some money but also time. The food that you bring needs to be easy to hold and eat, especially if you are doing the driving.

It’s a good idea to have a designated trash basket within the car for your wrappers, disposable waste, and scraps, as well as a good supply of napkins. After-all, you don’t want to get everything dirty because you were munching on a messy burger!

Snack Attack

Snacks are the ideal accompaniment to any kind of road trip short or long. Check out the list of these slightly healthier snack alternatives.

 Healthy muffins: You can even make these yourself quite easily before you set off. The great thing is you get to decide what goes in them. You could also make them savory by using your favourite ingredients. How about some cheese, tomatoes or olives?

➤ Hard boiled eggs: These are the ultimate snack, they are a delicious protein bomb, perfect if you are feeling the first bouts of hunger. You could peel them before hitting the road to make them easier to eat.

➤ Popcorn: Another great foody item that you can actually customize to suit your taste buds, are you a sweet or salty kind of person? How about trying new flavour combinations? Cinnamon and sugar, curry spice or paprika. Let your culinary imagination run wild.

➤ Fruit and veggies: With all the various snack options out there, it might be more difficult to opt for healthy food option when on the road. Don’t forget to pack some fruit and veg for your trip.

Bananas naturally come pre-packaged. Grapes and apple slices are also easy to eat. You could also pre-slice some carrots or bell peppers for some extra vitamins.

Easy Homemade Meals

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If you’re in need of a lunch or dinner alternative rather than a snack then here are some great meal options for when you’re driving down that highway. It might be high time for a pit stop to re-fuel not only the car but yourself to.

➤ Sandwiches: The good old classic! You can’t go wrong with a delicious home-made sandwich. If you have a sweet tooth, you could also make them with peanut butter and jelly.

Did you know you don’t have to use cling film or aluminium to hold your sandwich together? Using a beeswax warp is an eco-friendly alternative. The other great thing about them is that beeswax wraps are easy to clean after use.

➤ Pita bread pockets: They make the perfect vessel for your favourite foods. Fill them with baby spinach leaves and feta cheese or add hummus and tomato to your pita.

➤ Tortilla de patatas: A traditional Spanish omelette is the perfect foody companion on your next road trip. Made in advance it’s not only delicious but easy to eat. Once made you can slice it like a cake. The best thing about it? It’s even more tasty once it has cooled down.

Now you’re ready to drive off into the sunset safe in the knowledge that you probably won’t go hungry for a while!

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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