Healthy road trip snacks for your family

Sweet and savory bites that are perfect for when you’re on the go

HOUSTON – If you are hitting the road this holiday season and need a light meal to keep the family satisfied but the go, there are great quick bites to make ahead.

Registered dietitian Mia Syn, with Nutrition by Mia, shares 2 recipes for healthy road trip snacks and the key to making them at home.

“Pair carbohydrates with protein,” said Syn, a nationally recognized nutrition expert who recommended tips to make these tasty bites fulfilling.

“Build your snacks around energizing carbohydrates like fresh fruit and whole grain oats. Also use around non-perishable protein like nut butter and crunchy chickpeas,” said Syn.

To see Syn’s complete interview, watch the video above.

Apple Pie Energy Bites
Apple Pie Energy Bites (Mia Syn)

Apple Pie Energy Bites

Serves: 6


• 1/2 cup creamy nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter)

• 1/2 cup ground flax seeds

• 1/3 cup maple syrup

• 1 apple, finely chopped

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon spice

• 1 cup quick cooking oats


1. Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

2. Form batter into balls using our hands.

3. Place energy bites on a baking sheet and store in the fridge to harden.

Savory Granola Trail Mix
Savory Granola Trail Mix (Mia Syn)

Savory Granola Trail Mix

Serves: 4


• 2 tablespoons coconut avocado oil

• 1/2 cup rolled oats

• 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds

• 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

• 2 tablespoons pepitas

• 1/2 cup crunchy chickpeas

• pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Toss oats, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and pepitas in a large mixing bowl with coconut avocado oil.

3. Transfer mixture to a lined baking sheet and place in an even layer.

4. Bake until golden, about 20-25 minutes.

5. Transfer to a large mixing bowl with crunchy chickpeas and toss together to mix.

Recipes provided by Mia Syn.