15 Smarter Snacks for Your Next Road Trip

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cheese puffs in a square bowl

Whether you’re heading out for a holiday weekend getaway or driving to an amusement park with a minivan full of kids, don’t let your road trip derail your diet. Instead of relying on gas station mini marts or rest stop restaurants, pack your favorite Nutrisystem snacks to sustain you along your route. From hearty bars to salty snacks to sweet treats, we’ve got plenty of smart snacks for your trip. Here are 15 grab-and-go options perfect for your next on-the-road adventure.

1. White Cheddar Popcorn >

White Cheddar Popcorn

Consider this snack reserved for passengers or parking lots only. That’s because the combo of real cheddar cheese and savory spices on each fluffy pop of corn is so finger-lickin’ delicious, it’ll be tough to keep your hands on the steering wheel. And at 140 calories—plus five grams of protein and three grams of fiber—you can finish the entire satisfying bag and still keep your weight loss on track. Click here to make it yours.

2. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Nut Square >

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Nut Square

Do not scoff at the size of this snack. It shoves peanuts, almonds and walnuts (not to mention eight grams of fiber) into those four sides for your chewing pleasure. The nuts are dusted in sea salt and the square is dipped and drizzled in dark chocolate for that ideal mix of salt and sweet in every bite. What’s not in this treat? Added sugar—proof positive that some of the best things can come in small packages. Click here to make it yours.

3. Pretzel Nuggets >

Pretzel Nuggets

It’s got the crispy crunch. It doesn’t skimp on salt. And with nine grams of belly-filling protein, these nuggets of pretzel can help keep your hunger at bay as the miles tick by. Plus, each portioned package weighs in at 120 calories, so no sharing is required. Click here to make it yours.

4. Shortbread Cookies >

Shortbread Cookies

The taste of butter plus sweet vanilla creates the perfect cookie complement for your coffee to-go. Such a simple flavor, yet so satisfying, with five grams of fiber and six grams of protein. And at 150 calories per serving, feel free to toss a package of the mini shortbreads in your purse before heading out the door. Click here to make it yours.

5. Zesty Snack Mix >

Zesty Snack Mix

When salt calls, this mix answers: zesty squares, crispy squiggles and savory nuts are tossed in herbs and spices for tons of flavor in every seasoned bite. It’s bold, it’s crunchy, it’s a good source of protein and serves up four grams of fiber—a combo that will keep your energy up and your belly full until your destination. Click here to make it yours.

6. Chewy Peanut Bar >

Chewy Peanut Bar

Two of your favorites join forces to create an uber-decadent snack. Chocolate coats the bar and chewy peanut butter fills the center for a taste of pure indulgence that will no doubt quell your need for something sweet. And it’s 220 calories—making it a no-brainer snack choice for your next trip. Click here to make it yours.

7. Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies >

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why have plain ole’ chocolate chip cookies when you can have ones with walnuts too? You get that home-baked classic goodness mixed with the added crunch and rich flavor of the nuts, plus their heart-healthy, brain-boosting benefits for a win-win snack situation. And for an added bonus: each bag of cookies contains 150 calories. Click here to make it yours.

8. Honey Mustard Pretzels >

Honey Mustard Pretzels

The combination of the sweetness from the honey, the tang of the mustard and the crunchy salt of the pretzel offers one diet-friendly snack for all your vacation cravings. It’s a good source of protein and fiber for 140 calories per serving. Click here to make it yours.

9. Cheese Puffs >

Cheese Puffs

Yup, you can enjoy these cheddar-cheesy snacks guilt-free on your weight loss journey as well as your road trip. That’s because this version is made from lentils, not cornmeal, which pumps up the fiber factor.  Plus, they’re 150 calories and contain seven grams of protein per bag, so they’re perfect to “nip that craving for salty, cheesy, crunchy goodness right in the bud,” according to one reviewer. Click here to make it yours.

10. Sweet and Salty Snack Mix >

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

The almonds are honey roasted, the peanuts dusted in salt, and the pretzel balls provide an extra pop of crunch to this tasty snack. But wait, there’s more: the snack contains five grams of protein plus healthy fats. It’s made with no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Click here to make it yours.

11. Butter Popcorn >

Butter Popcorn

From sweeping seaside to magnificent mountain landscape, popcorn is the perfect snack companion for the scenic routes of your road trip. And this particular bag will not disappoint: the corn is popped tender; it tastes like butter and is seasoned in salt; and it’s ready to eat—no popping required. With four grams of fiber per serving, your belly will feel full while your waist stays trim. Click here to make it yours.

12. Chocolaty Pretzel Bar >

Chocolaty Pretzel Bar

This indulgent bar is layered in flavor: crunchy chunks of pretzel swirled in smooth caramel and covered in a rich chocolaty coating treats your taste buds to a trifecta of deliciousness in every single bite. And if that’s not reason enough to pack a few of these sweet picks, each bar contains170 calories and is a good source of satisfying protein. Click here to make it yours.

13. Toffee Crunch Cookies >

Toffee Crunch Cookies

They’re rich and buttery; crunchy with a good source of fiber—if you love the flavor of toffee, these mini cookies for you. Each bag is portioned at 140 calories, with five grams of protein and five grams of fiber. Click here to make it yours. 

14. Chocolate Flavored Pretzels >

Chocolate Flavored Pretzels

So much flavor—plus five grams of satisfying protein—in one very filling 140-calorie snack pack that’s sized to stash in your bag, jacket pocket, glove box … or all three spots. Click here to make it yours.

15. Coconut Almond Bar >

Coconut Almond Bar

Step away from the vending machine if you’re trying to shed extra pounds: instead of grabbing that coconut chocolate candy bar, stock up on this sweet treat. You get that same delicious flavor—chewy coconut, roasted almonds, creamy milk chocolate—in a guilt-free package. One serving contains 150 calories. Click here to make it yours.