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Kid Approved Travel Snacks
It’s no joke that as soon as the engine starts up, there are two questions being asked – can I have a snack? And….are we there yet? Without fail, it seems like those are the two most common traveling questions!
Today, I want to talk all about tips on traveling and packing those kid-approved travel snacks! I have to admit, I’m probably the worst in the family – when the engine starts, I’m ready to eat! There is just something about looking out of the window and seeing beautiful scenery, listening to music, or chatting as a family, and snacking and munching on some fun travel snacks.
Here are my biggest tips for you mama friends:
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1- Pack a Picnic – We always pack a picnic when we are traveling. Why? Because it seems like every time we need to stop or want to eat, it’s never in a convenient location where there is something tasty…am I right? So, why not pack a lunch and we can stop and eat at our convenience. If it’s going to be a two meal travel day, I will pack one and we will eat one out. Pro tip – make the sandwiches BEFORE you get on the road…I have tried numerous times to just throw it all in and make the sandwiches when we stop and every time, without fail, it’s just a pain to get EVERYTHING out of the cooler, or back of the car, for a loaf of bread, or whatever you are looking for!
2- Pack Fun Snacks – I always pack our favorite go-to snacks. but I always also grab a few fun snacks for the road trip as well. This just makes the memories more fun, the car ride pass a bit quicker, and gets us going for the special time ahead. Making an extra little special addition gives lots of added fun!
3- Pack Food in a Hard Organizing Box with a Lid – I’ve always said it’s easier to pack when everything is in a zipped up bag or box. Throwing multiple opened bags into the back of a car only lends to disaster. So, for our snacks, I have them in a hard plastic (organizing/shelf type) box with a lid. This keeps everything together and keeps it from getting smushed! I then lay our new favorite Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels already torn into the three different sheet size options – full, half, and quarter! I’m ready for these strong babies to clean up any mess that comes our way in the car!
4- Pre-Pack Snack-Sized Bags – I like to pre-pack our snacks in individual-size bags so I can pull out a small bag and hand it out versus wrangling a huge bag of pretzels – make sense?! The small Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels also helps by placing it on your lap, then pouring out the baggie contents on it! Perfection at its finest!
5- Kid Approved Travel Snack Ideas
- Bananas (they don’t last long because of the smell, so plan on eating those up the first day!!)
- Veggie Straws
- Dried Fruit
- Water Bottles – I buy these because it’s so much easier than man-handling gallons!
- Juice Boxes
I steer away from as much sugar as possible because who wants a sugar high while strapped in the car all day?!?! We’ll save our sugar fun for our trip when we visit the fun doughnut shops and bakeries!
What am I missing? Any brilliant snack ideas I can add to my list for our next trip?
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom, blog helping moms use their camera to capture their families and adventures, talking all things home, parenting and our travel adventures as a family. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little three year old preschooler, Miss E, in our house we spent building for three years, doing all of the labor and work ourselves and paying for it as we went! We are blessed beyond measure and praise the Lord for all He’s done for us, through us and with us.