Not all camping food is consumed at the campsite!
These delicious and simple road trip food ideas and travel snacks will keep you happily driving as you cruise down the highway to your next camping adventure.
You’ll never have to eat from fast food restaurants or those not-so-appetizing gas station “food” counters out of desperation again!
Road Trip Food Ideas And Travel Snacks
You know the old saying that encourages you to enjoy the journey rather than just speeding through it in order to arrive as quickly as possible at your destination?
Well, that is all fine … unless … your stomach won’t quit growling because you are so hungry that a piece of cardboard begins to look like it might taste as good as a slice of your favorite pizza!
With a little planning, you can have simple, yummy … and dare I say healthy … road trip food that will fend off the hunger spells as you comfortably experience the journey!
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- Road Trip Food Recipes For Traveling
- Prepared Healthy Road Trip Snacks
- Recipes For The Best Road Trip Snacks
- Road Trip Food Supplies And Drinks
Road Trip Food Recipes For Traveling
If our camping destination is only a few hours from home, I am all about packing healthy road trip snacks …
but, if we are going to be driving for the better part of a day …
or even multiple days …
I make sure we have the best road trip food possible so we are not ravenous by the time we arrive at our campsite.
Here are some of my favorite main course road trip meals.
Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla
This Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla is so easy you can make it while cruising down the highway!
And, it is packed with protein and makes a super healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert!
BLT Camping Wraps
When we make these BLT Camping Wraps at the campsite, we cook extra bacon for breakfast and it is ready to make this simple hand-held meal when we are ready to toss everything in a tortilla.
Pesto Tomato Wraps Easy Camping Recipe
This Pesto Tomato Wraps Easy Camping Recipe only uses 5 ingredients that can easily be assembled while you are on the road or before you leave your kitchen!
Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich Camp Recipe
It is easy to pack (and eat) a lunchmeat sandwich BUT making a more substantial sandwich with slightly gourmet ingredients turns this road trip food item into a meal!
Find this Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich Camp Recipe here.
Camp Dutch Oven Coffee Cake Recipe
Coffee cake is a sweet treat for road trips.
It makes a perfect breakfast with a nice warm cup of coffee or cold glass of milk but it is also a yummy dessert snack.
Find this Camp Dutch Oven Coffee Cake Recipe here.
Bacon and Cheese Quiche Dutch Oven Camp Recipe
I love make-ahead recipes that can be easily transported and served at room temperature.
This quiche is a great breakfast or lunch road trip food option because you can make it several days in advance of your trip …
it does not require utensils to eat it.
Slice it before packing and simply eat it like a slice of pizza.
Oh, one more thing … you can make this quiche in any type of oven (home, RV, solar or camp Dutch oven) too!
Find this Bacon and Cheese Quiche Dutch Oven Camp Recipe here.
Road Trip Food Tip: Nobody wants to sit with garbage at their feet during a road trip! Make sure you have some sort of container/bag to hold your trash. A Spill-Proof Car Trash Can is a great option to avoid accidental leaking from your trash.
Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe
For summer road trips, nothing is more refreshing than salads!
Just pack individual servings in to-go containers with a disposable fork.
Find this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe here.
Road Trip Food Tip: I like using Collapsible Cooler Bags for easy access while driving. Depending on the amount of time you will be on the road, an Electric Cooler Bag with 12 volt car adapter might be a better choice.
Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortillas Camp Recipe
Wraps are one of my favorite road trip food ideas because they are so easy to eat in a vehicle!
The key to making them a neat little package (that is easily eaten with one hand) is to NOT OVER-STUFF them and wrap them tightly … then … snugly wrap them in plastic food wrap and put them in the refrigerator for a bit as they “set” in shape.
Find this Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortillas Camp Recipe here.
Road Trip Food Tip: Whether you are using a hard-sided cooler or a collapsible cooler bag, using Cooler Freeze Packs is a great way to avoid the problem of melting ice in your vehicle.
Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Camping Salad Recipe
I absolutely love my Southwest Camping Salad Recipe because it is sooooooo versatile! It is served cold … and can be served as a side salad …
add a little cubed grilled chicken and it becomes a refreshing main dish that you can eat with a fork or stuff in a tortilla to make a hearty wrap!
The combination of protein and fiber make it a satisfying road trip food option.
Find this Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Camping Salad Recipe here.
Road Trip Food Tip: Keeping Hand Sanitizer And Wipes within easy reach is important to keep everyone healthy on your camping road trips.
Dutch Oven Biscuits
These easy Dutch Oven Biscuits can be topped with your favorite jam to make a sweet breakfast or snack.
Greek Tomato And Feta Pasta Salad Camp Recipe
Pasta salads make the best road trip food because you can make them a few days in advance and just pack them when you are ready to begin travelling.
This particular salad should be served cold but because it has a vinegar and oil based dressing and uses no meat, it is not as temperature sensitive as mayo-based dressings.
Find this Greek Tomato And Feta Pasta Salad Camp Recipe here.
Road Trip Food Tip: Don’t forget the forks, knives and spoons if your road trip foods require utensils.
Typically on camping trips, I prefer reusable utensils … but, while traveling I like using disposables.
Prepared Healthy Road Trip Snacks
Not everything you eat while you travel for your camping trips needs to be big meals. In fact, healthy road trip snacks can be very satisfying and a great way to “graze” across the miles. The best road trip snacks are easy to eat without creating a mess and don’t require utensils. Here are some ideas our family likes:
- Dried fruit and nut mix (without added sugar)
- Fresh fruit (that is easy to eat and store)
- Fresh vegetables (that are easy to eat and store)
- Baby carrots
- Broccoli florets
- Cauliflower florets
- Snap peas
- Celery sticks
- Cherry tomatoes
- Mixed nuts
- Granola bars
- Cheese (especially string cheese)
- Beef jerky
- Cured meats like salami
Recipes For The Best Road Trip Snacks
If you are willing to make a few homemade goodies before you travel, there are some fun options for yummy road trip snacks.
Rosemary Spiced Nuts Camp Recipe
Mixed nuts are good road trip snacks and readily available in their original form but if you want to take this roadtrip food to the next level … try these rosemary spiced nuts that are a tad spicy and a touch sweet.
Find this Rosemary Spiced Nuts Camp Recipe here.
Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed In Honey Mint Syrup Camp Recipe
So many road trips happen during the summer months and seasonal fresh fruit always makes great road trip snack ideas.
If you have a small cooler, you can cut your favorite fruit for a refreshing treat.
This recipe is packed with flavor that is over-the-top and the secret is the syrup!
Find this Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed In Honey Mint Syrup Camp Recipe here.
Campfire Dutch Oven Jalapeño Cornbread Camping Recipe
If your family is like mine, nibbling on a slightly sweet treat is a mandatory item on our list of road trip snacks.
This cornbread recipe is a little sweet with a tiny bit of heat from jalapeño peppers.
It is an easy recipe to make at the campsite or at home and it can even be made well in advance of your travel date and frozen so you just have to pack it and drive off!
Find this Campfire Dutch Oven Jalapeño Cornbread Camping Recipe here.
Road Trip Food Supplies And Drinks
Depending on which road trip snacks and food you decide to take on your trip, you may need to pack a few supplies like these:
- Hand Sanitizer/Wipes
- Cooler: Collapsible Cooler Bag or Electric Cooler Bag
- Freeze Packs
- Utensils (forks, knives, spoons): Disposable Cutlery or Compostable Biodegradable Wooden Cutlery
- Trash Container
- Bottled water and juice (individual servings): Stay hydrated with lots of water and all natural, sugar-free juices
Road trip food is not the only thing you may need to make it pleasant to drive along a highway … especially if you are on a route without much to see out the window!
Check out our Road Trip Games To Play In The Car for ideas to keep the miles filled with fun and laughter.
When it comes to super-long road trips, you may not have good options to use public restrooms.
Our best female urination device post includes solutions to use travel pee bottles and disposable travel urinal bags for men, women and kids.
You may have your camping road trip completely planned …
if you don’t, you may want to get some ideas from our RV Camping Road Trip Ideas With Unusual Roadside Attractions post.
No time to look for recipes, create a menu and write a grocery list? No Problem! Get our 3-Day Dutch Oven Camp Menu Plan here!
If you need camping recipes and menu ideas, you can find them here at the Camping For Foodies Camping Recipes list.
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