Let’s get real – one of the funnest parts about taking a long car drive is all the snacking you get to do while you watch the scenery pass! However, stopping to stock up at the gas station every few hours can definitely put a dent in your budget. That’s why Toyota of Orlando has taken some time to round up the best road trip snacks to bring along for the ride… let’s get started!
What types of snacks do you like best when hitting the highway?
Did you know that the Orlando Toyota Land Cruiser actually has a cooler box in it? It’s perfect for storing snacks and drinks to keep them fresh and cool. However, if you’re not driving that particular new Toyota SUV, you can still easily pack a cooler and put it in the backseat for easy access. Here are some of our favorite cooler snacks that you can prepare and pack ahead of time!
- Pre-cut fruit slices
- Individual cheese sticks
- Hard-boiled eggs (peel them ahead of time!)
- Lunchmeat and cheese rollups
- Gogurts (no spoons needed)
- Pre-sliced vegetables
Remember to pre-bag everything in sandwich bags to make portioning out quick and cleaning up easy!
Check out our Orlando Toyota hacks for snacking on the go
When it comes to other snacks (especially non-refrigerated ones), there’s a LOT more potential for mess (we’re talking big time crumbs and a lot of cleanup time). Unless you have an Orlando Toyota Sienna with an on-board vacuum, it’ll take time and money to clean it up! Here are some ideas to keep things organized and easy:
- Stick celery sticks into an almost empty peanut butter jar- you’ll get plenty of peanut butter on each without having to pull out a spoon or knife to spread it.
- Make mini-versions of food that can be eaten quickly and in just a few bites! (Mini corndog muffins, we’re looking at you.)
- Make use of an old jewelry organizer or tackle box – fill each compartment with smaller snacks like nuts, candy, and cereal to give a lot of variety without a lot of separate bags or boxes.
- Bring straws along! Sure, you can use them for drinks, but kids can also use them to slurp up applesauce (and all you have to do is poke a small hole in the lid).
- Want dip for your fruit or vegetables? Put the dip in a small ramekin and then put the ramekin in a sour cream tub or other tupperware, and surround it with your fruit or veggie of choice. It’s easy cleanup and less chance of spills!
- Got a sweet tooth? Instead of cookies or cake that can crumble, pack fruit leather – it won’t make any crumbs and is easy to store.
- Soft pretzels are a better bet than hard pretzels – they’re one big piece, and they’re also chewy enough to prevent a mess when the kids eat them (as opposed to individual hard, crunchy pretzels).
Ready to hit the road? Don’t forget to pack trash bags and wet wipes for cleanup (our Orlando Toyota dealership has tips for packing a car), and happy snacking!