Rule one of keeping grouchiness at bay on a road trip: Keep shelf stable road trip snacks like Simply Eight’s JUNKLESS Granola Bars in arm’s reach at all times.
Thanks to Simply Eight for partnering with us on this road trip and sponsoring a giveaway for my readers.
Having road trips snacks on hand at all times is a real life-saver on family road trips.
Like, for real. Nothing like road trip snacks accidentally getting buried in the abyss of suitcases, firewood, and a tent. You just might be THAT PARENT (turned roadside attraction) parked on the side of a highway pulling all array of things out for the world to see…not for a tire but for a snack. In desperation. Because the truth is, when you’re road tripping there isn’t always a convenience store at hand.
I’m looking at you, Nebraska…and Montana…and Oregon…and….
You get the point. Yes, there were many states I was so thankful to have a good stash of fruits, veggies, and Simply Eight JUNKLESS granola bars close at hand because they made quick snacks or easy lunches when we were literally in the middle of nowhere. It’s one thing to wonder if you will run out of gas before you reach civilization. It’s another thing entirely to do so while hungry. For hours.
Simple to read ingredient lists on packaged snacks save time at the grocery store and make everyone’s life easier.
Simply Eight JUNKLESS granola bars aren’t just better-for-you with a clean ingredient list, but they also taste good and come in a variety of flavors so you’ll have just the flavor you want, including the super popular peanut butter chocolate chip, which is my favorite. Word in the car is the Cinnamon Roll bars are another popular choice.
Ernie Pang, Founder of the Simply Eight brand, was frustrated with the options available at the store and decided it was time to do something about it when his son struggled to read an ingredients list on a completely different food. You can read more of his inspiration here, but this really resonated with me. As a mom to kids with food allergies and a newer discovered food allergy myself, we’ve become hyper-vigilant label readers simply because we have to for survival.
This changed our whole food lifestyle because once you start reading labels you’re stuck trying to figure out what some things are. As my kids have gotten older I’ve encouraged them to read labels too instead of just depending on me to “get it right”. This led to THEM trying to read long difficult words that didn’t sound like food. Sometimes the ingredient list is so long and complicated they literally decide they don’t want whatever that food is bad enough to read the whole label. Enter Simply Eight JUNKLESS granola bars. Their ingredient list is clean and simple – EIGHT, or less, ingredients you can pronounce and generally pull out of your own kitchen.
Homemade’s great but who has time to do it all? It’s always good to have better-for-you options when packing kids’ lunches and road trip snacks.
But let’s face it, as nice as homemade granola bars are, it isn’t realistic that we can make our own all the time, especially when we lead busy lives where we are trying to fit savoring time together with our families into them – like dinner around the table and family road trips. My kids are happy because they can read the label in no time flat and the granola bars taste good. I’m happy because it saves me time and I have easy road trip snacks without compromise and a lot less prep at home.
Whether you need road trip snacks or are simply packing kids’ lunches for school, Simply Eight JUNKLESS granola bars are here to rescue your snacking woes. Make sure you enter the giveaway below, but you can also click and buy here.
27 fabulous road trip snack options not only make great snacks but also impromptu lunches along the road (or in school lunches).
- Mandarin oranges
- Applesauce pouches
- Mixed dried fruit
- Coconut chips (not quite fruit but fits best here)
- Celery sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Sweet pepper slices
- Grape/cherry tomatoes
- Simply Eight JUNKLESS granola bars
- Tortilla chips
- Sweet and Spicy Trail Mix or Nut Allergy Friendly Trail Mix
- Pepperoni sticks
- Beef Jerky
- Cheese sticks or slices
- Lunch meat and cheese roll-ups (you can even add a bit of lettuce to the center)
- Yogurt pouches (you can get some shelf-stable options now too)
- Pumpkin/sunflower seeds
- Mini wraps – add meat, cheese, fruits, veggies, and hummus, guacamole, salsa, or cream cheese to a wrap, roll it, and cut it up into small rounds)
- Honey Yogurt Dip (easy to mix up with some plain or vanilla yogurt and honey)
- Peanut butter
Tip: Mini containers with lids make for easy dip containers that cut down on mess on the go.
Let’s connect and give away some Simply Eight JUNKLESS Granola Bars, shall we?
Oh, and if you haven’t planned your next road trip yet, what’s stopping you? Get inspired to make memories with a family road trip here.