10 Easy Road Trip Snacks & Meals to Make


Before you head out on your holiday road trip, be prepared with these homemade snacks and meals for the whole family. Whip up French toast in a cup in only 2 minutes for everyone to start the trip off right. Bake up a healthier version of homemade Cheez-its for some road trip munchies. There’s even a great recipe for lunch or dinner on-the-go, and ways to use up your food at home before you hit the road.

Check out the 10 easy road trip snacks & meals to make here…

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  • Cheez-Its 2 of 11

    Cook up a healthier version of Cheez-its by making them at home. Place them into little baggies to keep the car mess-free on the road. 

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Pop-Tarts 3 of 11

    Start the trip off right with breakfast "Pop-Tarts." These are so convenient, because they are even easy for little hands to eat by themselves so you can keep driving. Make a few different flavors and keep them fresh in a baggie.

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Honey Snickerdoodle Popcorn 4 of 11

    Cook up a batch of honey snickerdoodle popcorn to separate into individual bags for the kids to snack on. This is a great way to have a little something sweet on the road.

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Pretzel Candy Canes 5 of 11

    Bake a batch of pretzel candy canes to munch on in the car. These are easy for the kids to hold, and you can turn them into a car snack with cheese or fruit to go with it. 

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Scrap-Busting Granola Bars 6 of 11

    This is a great way to use up food in the house before you hit the road. Granola bars are also a food the kids can help you make and are easy for them to eat. Make a couple different ones to keep the kids from getting sick of them in the car.

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Bacon Cheddar Biscuits 7 of 11

    Prepare breakfast in a biscuit. If you're waking up early to pack in the car and go, these are an easy all-in-one breakfast option you can prepare the night before. You can have them for breakfast or to munch on as a snack. 

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Potato Chips 8 of 11

    Instantly cook up potato chips before you head out! Grab a potato and slice it up into potato chips. Toss them into the microwave to make instant potato chips in any flavor you'd like. Place these in baggies for the family to eat on the trip. 

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Hot Pockets 9 of 11

    Prepare lunch or dinner in a hot pocket that's easy to eat on the road. These can be prepared before you head out, and packed up to eat later. Fill them with veggies to keep them healthy. 

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • Butternut Squash Muffins 10 of 11

    Put that butternut squash to use before you head out with these muffins. Muffins are easy to eat in the car and can hold you over until the next destination.

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

  • French Toast in a Cup 11 of 11

    Whenever I think of heading out on road trips, early morning breakfast comes to mind. This simple recipe can be made in the microwave and handed out to everyone in the car to get you through the first stretch. 

    Get the recipe at Pretty Prudent.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.