With spring here, it’s only a matter of time before you’re packing up the kids for some road trips or vacations. Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, if you have kids then you’ll need snacks. When you’re on the road you’re bombarded by fast food and lots of unhealthy options. So to keep things healthy, and within budget, it’s always a good idea to pack along your own snacks.
My favorite “on the go” snacks for infants are Plum Organics Super Puffs, Plum Organics blends (with Boon spoon – perfect for travel!), Baby Mum-Mum rice biscuits (they’re individually wrapped), Cheerios, fresh fruit, cooked veggies like sweet potatoes or squash, YoBaby organic yogurt and Earth’s Best teething biscuits (also individually wrapped – these can be messy though – depends on how your child handles them).
My favorite “on the go” snacks for toddlers are Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, Plum Organics Fiddlesticks (gluten free fruit & grain sticks), cooked veggies like sweet potatoes or squash, Plum Organics Fruity Fingerfuls (freeze dried fruit & grain bites), raw veggies like celery sticks or mini carrots, YoToddler yogurt and fresh fruit.
When deciding what to bring with you keep in mind:
- Don’t try anything new on the road -it’s not a time for experimentation (or an allergic reaction). Bring what you know the kids like.
- Always have plenty of wipes with you to clean up the aftermath (but you knew that already).
- Don’t have the kids eat in a moving car – pull over to a rest stop if possible. This obviously does not apply to trains and planes but the kids should be seated or standing still when they’re eating or drinking.
- Don’t forget travel utensils, bottles and sippy cups (and the drinks that go in them)!
- If you’re bringing a cooler, don’t forget to freeze the ice packs.