21 Easy Road Trip Food Ideas & Eating Healthy on the Go 

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Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

Whether you’re traveling on a train, plane or automobile; or if you simply have a busy life and you’re on the go…a lot, easy and healthy road trip food ideas that are essential for maintaining energy for all of life’s adventures and demands.

If you need some inspiration for eating healthy on the go for both travel and your schedule’s daily demands, look no further than these 25 easy road trip food ideas and healthy meals to eat-on-the-go. 

Pro Tip: Keep a cooler in the back of your car or at the very least, a large lunch bag (I love the 6 Pack Fitness bags). Try these road trip food ideas and pack it out with ice to keep things extra cool.

21 Easy Road Trip Food Ideas & Eating Healthy on the Go 

Snacks & Essentials to Stash 

Road Trip Food Ideas - Green Juice, Banana, Green Apple, Kiwi

  1. Beef or turkey jerky (grass-fed, organic) or Epic Bars
  2. Canned wild tuna, salmon or organic chicken
  3. Raw macadamia nut butter and nut butter packets
  4. Coconut butter packets
  5. Paleo protein powder
  6. Greens powder 
  7. Plantain chips (pair with guacamole or avocado)
  8. Seaweed sheets (pair with turkey, tuna or chicken)
  9. Whole fruit & veggies (apples, oranges, carrots, celery, pre-sliced cucumbers) 

Also, don’t forget: Himalayan pink sea salt or Real Salt! (Ever) 

Grocery Store Salad & Hot Bars

Road Trip Food Ideas - Preparing A Healthy Meal, Fruits, Vegetables

  1. Rotisserie chicken + avocado 
  2. Salad greens + canned wild tuna or sardines + olives + veggies (tomatoes, cucumber, artichoke) + paleo salad dressing or apple cider vinegar
  3. Canned wild salmon (wrapped up in a lettuce wrap) w/ paleo ranch dressing (most grocery stores carry it) + sweet potato chips
  4. Fresh turkey (from the deli), apple with nut butter, pickles or roasted veggies
  5. Tuna salad (tuna + smashed avocado or paleo mayo) + green juice (pre-bottled)
  6. Veggie soup + add in chicken
  7. Hard boiled eggs + seed crackers + grass-fed cheese + grapes

Pre-Make & Pack

Road Trip Food Ideas - Healthy Food

Pack your ‘next’ meal for your first day of travel or your lunch in a glassware container and enjoy just like you would any other meal at home!

  1. Burger patty + avocado & sea salt
  2. Chicken thighs & pre-roasted veggies (summer squash, carrots, mushrooms) 
  3. Chicken breast or beef + rice + broccoli 
  4. Homemade ground taco meat + sliced sweet potatoes + green beans
  5. Chicken salad (chicken + paleo mayo) lettuce wrap + side plantain chips + asparagus spears
  6. Leftovers (from dinner)

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Aim to include a protein, healthy fat and fiber (veggies/color) in your meals no matter where the roads take you and you will stay nourished for the long haul!

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