Healthy Snacks for the Road {Gluten Free}

healthy snack gluten free It can be a challenge to find healthy snacks when you are on the road — and being gluten free makes that task even more difficult.   Stopping at the gas station is mind numbing and if you have the audacity to ask the clerk if they have any gluten free options most likely you will be met with a confused blank look staring back at you.

These are some of the gluten free, healthy snacks we like to have on hand when we hit the road:

Healthy Snacks for Bead Box OR Snack Bags

  • Whole or slivered almonds
  • Banana chips
  • Craisins
  • Dried fruit
  • Pistacios {shelled}
  • Any thing gluten free you find in the bulk section
  • Gluten free cereal like chex
  • Gluten free pretzels

Healthy Snacks for Travel Containers with Lids

{We like to pack these with cut fruit/smaller fruit like grapes OR cut veggies.  After those have been eaten we can then use the containers to hold the other items listed}

  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Snap peas
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Gluten free cereal like Chex
  • Gluten free pretzels
  • Chips from larger bag
  • Popcorn

Healthy Snacks that Don’t Need a Special Container

  • Seaweed
  • Applesauce squeezers
  • Fruit & Nut bars
  • Lara bars
  • Yogurt on the go {obviously needs to be eaten on the front end of the trip – we freeze ours before we leave to extend the life}
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Nectarines
  • Gluten free beef jerky

Peanut Butter in a Jar with Celery

{You can use a mason jar or any lidded jar/container that you like}

healthy snacks road trip

healthy snacks road trip

gluten free healthy snacks

Not Technically “Healthy Snacks” but Necessary for the Road

  • Individually wrapped dark chocolate
  • Fruit Snacks {not technically “healthy snacks” but I figure if they ate all the other good stuff…plus I like to bribe reward my kids for good behavior}

I hope this gives you some good ideas of healthy gluten free snacks that you can pack next time you hit the road.  I also shared my current favorite healthy gluten free snack — fat burning popcorn —  so make sure to check that out too.  Do you have favorite gluten free snacks that are perfect for traveling with that I didn’t mention?  If so, make sure to leave a comment and tell us about them!

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I am a Mother, a Lover, a Traveler, Entrepreneur and Blogger. I crave adventure, appreciate good leather, find old weathered wood beautiful, prefer french pressed coffee, and feel alive running in the rain (albeit at a snails pace)! I believe in living passionately, loving extravagantly, taking risks, forgiving often, and living for the audience of One. I am an introvert but you wouldn’t know that if you met me. I LOVE people.

Comments

  1. Our family is not only gluten free but also dairy and nut free. The mason jars and individual containers are great ideas for all the different allergies our family has. I love giving our kids healthy snacks and now you gave me even more to add to my list! Thanks Emily

  2. I love the bead box idea. I am going to have to get a couple of these for the car. I usually keep snack bars on hand just incase but these boxes would be much healthier. Thanks for sharing this great idea! I also love the mason jar idea.

    • The only thing about the bead boxes is you have to make sure the kids are old enough that they won’t dump the whole thing out! Justice is just now at the age that if I keep a close eye on her I she can handle it. It is super fun for the kids though and you can customize the what goes in the boxes based on each childs preference.

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