Road trips are fun but with younger kids, it is not so much. You need to take care of feeding and entertaining them all the way.
Children get bored easily, and the best way to keep them entertained is snacking.
Although my son Aldrich enjoys a car ride he still needs something to munch every couple of hours.
Long drive not only makes kids bored it also makes them tired. So the body naturally asks for food and fluids.
When we plan our trips one thing we tend to overlook is the snacks. The reason is we think we can get the packaged snacks from any stores or gas stations.
If you think about it, you never would do that on a regular day when you are staying at home.
Because you know they are not healthy and could be dangerous for growing kids.
Keeping this in mind I thought of putting together a collection of snacks recipes that can be used for road trips.
They are homemade and can be made in advance. You can carry it for your trips to entertain your kids and feel good about it.
1. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies are a chewy, healthy and filling snack. Oatmeal and raisins together keep the kids fuller and energetic for a long time.
Check out the recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies.
2. Roasted Gram (Dalia) Ladoo
Dalia laddoo is an easy snack that you can make in 10 to 15 minutes. Dalia, sugar, and ghee together make a delicious snack.
Check out the recipe for roasted gram laddoo.
3. Indian Butter Cookies (Nan Khatai)
Indian butter cookies are soft and flavorful cookies that stay well for at least 10 days at room temperature.
Check out the recipe for Indian Butter Cookies.
4. Date nut laddoos
Date nut laddoos are sweet and healthy snack with dates and nuts. It is very simple to make and an excellent snack for the kids.
Check out the recipe for date nut laddoos.
5. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Oven roasted chickpeas are a crunchy, gluten-free and savory snack. Kids would love crunchy snack and roasted chickpeas are a healthy snack option.
Check out the recipe for crunchy roasted chickpeas.
6. Vegan Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Vegan banana oatmeal muffins are a simple and gluten-free muffin recipe with only 5 ingredients. This muffin stays good for up to 3 days.
Check out the recipe for vegan banana muffins.
7. No-Bake Granola Bars
Granola bars are the sweet, healthy and chewy snack with oatmeal and dry fruits. It is simple to make at home and stays good at room temperature for a week.
Check out the recipe for no-bake granola bars.
8. Kara Sev
Kara sev is a crunchy and savory Indian snack with chickpea flour. You can pack this snack in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
Check out the recipe for kara sev.
9. Chakri (Murrukku)
Chakri is a crunchy deep fried snack that kids would love it. Although it is easily available in Indian grocery stores, you can make fresh at home.
Check out the recipe for Chakri.
10. Oats Sesame Almond Ladoo
Oats sesame laddoo is a delicious snack recipe with roasted oats, sesame, and almonds. This is one of my family’s favorite snack.
Check out the recipe for oats sesame almond laddoo.
11. Ragi Peanut Laddoo
Ragi peanut laddoo is a healthy and authentic South Indian snack. Ragi (finger millet), roasted peanuts and jaggery together make a delicious snack.
Check out the recipe for ragi peanut laddoo.
12. Oven roasted moong dal
Oven roasted moong dal is a healthy and crunchy snack with yellow split moong dal.
Check out the recipe for oven roasted moong dal.
13. Peanut Burfi
Peanut burfi is a sweet snack with crunchy peanuts and jaggery. You can even make this with caramelized sugar for a crunchy burfis. My son Aldrich would love this snack.
Check out the recipe for peanut burfi.
14. Cashew nuts shortbread cookies
Cashew nuts shortbread cookies are the soft and buttery cookies with crunchy cashew nuts.
Check out the recipe for cashew nuts shortbread cookies.
15. Double Chocolate Cookies
Double chocolate cookies are the soft, chewy and chocolatey snack. Kids would love this chocolate cookie.
Check out the recipe for double chocolate cookies.
16. Atta (wheat flour) Laddoo
Atta laddoo is a simple and sweet snack with atta, ghee, sugar and dry fruits. It is easy to make with only a few ingredients. Carry atta laddoos in an airtight container, it stays good for a couple of weeks.
Check out the recipe for atta laddoo.
17. Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Banana oatmeal cookies are a healthy, sugarless and gluten-free snack with just a few ingredients.
Check out the recipe for banana oatmeal cookies.
18. Fruit Biscuits
Karachi fruit biscuits are the easy and delicious eggless cookies with Tutti Frutti. Soft and buttery biscuits with tutti frutti and crunchy cashew nuts.
Check out the recipe for Karachi Fruit Biscuits.
19. Ribbon Pakoda
Ribbon pakoda is a savory and crunchy snack that keeps well for a week in the room temperature.
Check out the recipe for Ribbon Pakoda.
20. Masala Peanuts
Masala peanuts (Peanut Bhujia) are the crunchy and gluten-free snack. It is simple to make in just a few mins and stores well for a couple of weeks.
Check out the recipe for Masala Peanuts.
21. Ragi Peanut Ladoo
Ragi ladoo is a healthy and energetic snack recipe with ragi roti, peanuts, and jaggery. Kids would love this ladoo, excellent snack option for picnics and road trips.
Check out the recipe for Ragi Peanut Ladoo.
22. Besan Ladoo
Besan ladoo in the microwave is an easy and quick sweet that you can make in just a few mins without roasting the besan flour for a longer time.
Check out the recipe for Besan Ladoo.
23. Peanut Chikki with Caramelized Sugar
Peanut chikki is an easy and delicious snack with caramelized sugar and peanuts. It is simple to make at home with only 2 ingredients and stays good for a month.
Check out the recipe for Peanut Chikki with Caramelized Sugar.
Unniyappam is a famous sweet in Kerala with ripe banana, rice flour, ghee, and jaggery. It is cooked in a special pan called appe or paniyaram pan and stays good in the room temperature for 3 days.
Check out the recipe for Unniyappam.
25. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Oatmeal peanut butter energy balls is an easy and healthy snack with only 4 ingredients. These energy balls are great for road trips and stay good for a week.
Check out the recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Balls.
26. FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES
Flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies are the easy, healthy and gluten-free cookies. It is simple to bake at home with only 4 ingredients.
Check out the recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.