i love road trips during the warm summer months. just driving and experiencing new places with people i love, or unwinding in my old favorite spots (palm springs!). road trips are a wonderful opportunity to create memories of a lifetime. one thing i’m guilty of is getting hangry if i haven’t eaten in too long, so i’ve learned that without proper planning a road trip can easily become a nightmare.

someone told me a cute story about a wedding vow they heard a bride tell her husband. “i promise that if i’m ever angry with you i will either eat an apple or take a nap before we talk about it.” i thought that was funny. being hungry can make people irrational, it’s true!

this year, i thought of making cute little snack packs for me and my travel companions. wouldn’t it be fun to hand these out to your girlfriends while you all load in the car? if you knew me, you would know i am an almond addict…always eating them at home, in the car, and at work. i have a strange habit of loving to bite them perfectly in half. weird, i know!

how to make them:

we got inspired by these fun and colorful bento boxes (you can buy them, here!). lining the boxes with these cactus motif linens (we made our own napkins from fabric we purchased, here!) give it that special touch. since kumquats and cherries are in season, we took advantage and paired them with our favorite blue diamond almonds.

these lightly salted almonds provide a subtle flavor that blend greatly with the sweet tartness of the cherries. and the honey roasted chipotle almonds have a sweet kick that go well with the citrus flavor of the kumquats.

and finally, these spinach turkey wraps made with non-dairy spread, help finish this healthy little snack pack. what’s your favorite road trip snack? we’d love to hear!

photos and styling by: ivan solis
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this post is in partnership with blue diamond almonds. all opinions are my own.

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    Linh says:

    OMG where did you get those cute boxes from? They are too cute! I need them in my life.

    Michelle says:

    That looks delicious! Love those boxes!

    Mika says:

    Looks yummy! & those bento boxes with the cactus print are adorable!

    Sjoukje says:

    Cute little snackpacks! I always have a little box like this filled with healthy goodies in my bag, just in case I get hungry. ^^

    Helen says:

    Great post. I love those bento boxes! Where did you get them?

    Nicole says:

    I love the bento boxes & the cactus fabric! The snacks look so yummy! What did you make the turkey wraps with?

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    Liz says:

    These are delicious looking ideas, I love road trips so I’ll definitely be trying these out!

    xo, Liz

    Me too! Road trips are one of my favorite parts of summer. By the way, these snack packs are pretty adorable.

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    Veronica says:

    The Bento Boxes are awesome! I love taking vegetarian sushi (it doesn’t need to be refrigerated) and smoked cheese sticks (they taste better with just a cold pack) on rode trips.

    which non-dairy spread did you use? thanks! 🙂

    What a cute idea for a group or family road trip! The packaging is so fun…


    Margery Ho says:

    This is adorable! Love it! x

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    Great post and such a great idea!

    adela says:

    mmm, almonds!

    a little off topic but i was hoping you could write a post about building a portfolio without clients. i’m fresh out of school as an architecture student with a minor in graphic design, and looking to build up a little bit more of my graphic design portfolio. a blog post on this would be such a huge help!!!!

    This is so fun 🙂 I think it’s great idea for some snack for kids when you take a journey together 🙂 They would love it.

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