We’ve entered the season of vacations and road trips! Which in my family, also means a season of trying new restaurants and food wherever we’re going.

Related: My Go-To Travel Essentials

But when traveling, sitting down for a relaxing lunch or dinner isn’t always easy, which is why I keep my purse piled high with snacks for on-the-road munching.

I like to change them up, but here are a few of my go-to’s that you might want to stock up on too!

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Here Are Some Snacks I Take On-The-Go

If “sweet” is your kind of treat, I can’t recommend Hope’s Handcrafted Caramels enough.

Find Hope’s HERE.

These aren’t your typical store-bought caramels. Made in small batches, these melt-in-your-mouth morsels are the best-tasting caramels I’ve ever had.

In the Just Jill Shop, you can choose from six caramel options:

  • Sea Salt and Chocolate Salted
  • Classic and Chocolate Salted
  • Classic and Coffee
  • Classic and Chai
  • Classic and Sea Salt
  • Classic and Spicy.

I don’t think I can choose a favorite! But the spicy is my new addiction…

Find the Macalat bars HERE.

Another sweet treat I love is Macalat Bars. They’re fairly new to the Just Jill Shop but so many of you love them.

They taste like your classic chocolate bar, but they’re certified organic, zero-sugar, zero-net carbs, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free.

Find the almonds HERE.

Almonds are a treat that will fill you up and stick with you throughout the day. But when taking a whole tub of them in my carry-on isn’t practical, I reach for these on-the-go almond packs!

I seriously don’t know if I leave my house without one of these packs in my purse.

They’ve saved me on multiple occasions when I’m running around and need something to hold me over until my next meal.


These snack cakes and puffs from PAKTLI are packed with nutritious grains and completely free of additives.

They’re so simple to slip in your purse or keep in your car console. And this variety pack includes milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and bittersweet flavors.

A flavor for every taste preference!

Find Built Bars HERE.

Built Bars are a fairly recent find of mine, but they’ve quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite on-the-go snacks!

Each bar is only 130-180 calories, around 17 grams of protein and under 5 grams of sugar. Plus, they’re coated in REAL chocolate!

Sometimes, I feel like I’m eating a candy bar instead of a nutrition bar!

If you’ve never tried them, I recommend getting the “mixed box.” But after giving them a good taste test, my favorite is the Salted Caramel.

Find the recipe HERE.

You know I have a sweet tooth, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have cravings for snacks on the savory side.

And while you’ll have to make them yourself, my savory and zesty ranch crackers are a great treat to take with you!

The recipe is over 30 years old — meaning it’s a real winner. During the holidays, I like to give a jar of them as a gift to friends. But in my day-to-day, packing them in a handy Ziploc bag is super convenient!


So, what do you say? Let’s pack our bags, pack our snacks, and embark on our next journey!

From my home to yours,


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