Road Tripping Food

July 10, 2016 0 Comments


When I think of road tripping, my mind always goes back to the old Moove commercial for chocolate milk. A group of very attractive young adults pretending to be teenagers waving their hands out the car window on their way to the beach. After this is played in my mind, an image of food comes up. Usually greasy chips are present and the only food available is at MacDonalds or truck stops along the highway. Foods that are neither healthy, nor plant-based-friendly. Last weekend I went with my family to the Hunter Valley for a wedding, so I put together the ultimate healthy road trip snacks.


  1. Flats

I love these zucchini flats to either dip in the hummus or have on their own.


  1. Cherry tomatoes

These require no preparation, other than washing them before leaving, and they are delicious on their own, or dipped in hummus.


  1. Hummus


1/4 cup tahini

Juice of 1 lemon

2 cloves garlic

3 tbsp olive oil

2x cans chickpeas, drained



1/4 teaspoon chilli fakes

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 cup water


Place tahini and lemon juice in a blender, and whip them until combined.

Add the remaining ingredients, except for the water, and combine.

Add water, a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.


  1. Veggie sticks

These are a portable fresh snack.

Using 2 re-cycled olive jars, put pre-washed and chopped carrot and celery sticks in one jar, and green beans, which have been steamed, if preferred, in the other.


  1. Peanut butter balls


1 cup dates, about 11 dates soaked in cold water overnight, or soaked in boiling water for 20 minutes

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 cup oats

1/4 cup shredded coconut

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup cacao nibs


Place drained dates and peanut butter in a blender, and mix.

Add oats, coconut, and chia seeds and mix till combined.

Mix in cacao nibs by hand.

Roll into balls, and place onto baking tray covered in baking paper.

Freeze for 30 minutes.

Store in fridge until ready to leave. These peanut butter balls do not need refrigeration if travelling


  1. Loving Earth bar

Loving Earth is one of my favourite brands and I love all of their products. Despite this, I was not a fan of this particular bar.


  1. Tea


  1. Green juice

Juices are a great way to use up any fruits or vegetables that would otherwise go to waste because you are going away. The juice contained kale, apple, ginger, celery and carrots.


  1. Mandarins


  1. Strawberries

Pre-wash strawberries and pat dry to prevent mould.


  1. Chips-Beanfields Sea Salt

I love the taste of these chips on their own or to use as dippers. Despite their 5-star health rating, I see them more as a treat as they do contain sunflower oil.


  1. Overnight oats

I made these the night before leaving, and placed them in a cooler bag while travelling. I ate these for breakfast each morning but these are also good for a snack. Just remember to bring a spoon.




1/2 cup oats

1 cup almond milk

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp cacao powder

1 tbsp cacao nibs




1/2 cup oats

1 cup almond milk

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

5 large strawberries, mashed with a fork.


For both recipes place all ingredients in jars. Put on lids and shake till all ingredients are mixed. Place in fridge overnight.