Travelling with a toddler or young child can be tricky. Road trips are a great way to see the sites you want and get to your destination on your own time. If you’re already thinking about what road trip snacks your little one will eat along the way, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It can be difficult to make healthy meals for picky eaters and snacks are like mini-meals. These travel snacks for kids are sure to please even the pickiest travel snacker.
1. Applesauce pouches & string cheese
Pouches and string cheese make great quick, healthy, snacks. They are both individually wrapped and ready to toss in the back seat to the waiting hands of your kid. Fun features make it one of the best travel snacks for toddlers!
2. Whole grain crackers & nut butter
A classic, peanut butter and crackers is a fast, make ahead, shelf stable snack perfect for road trips. Sunflower butter, almond butter, or peanut butter no matter which you choose you’re getting protein and vitamins, which are essential to growth. Pair it with a whole grain cracker for a satisfying snack that will keep grown-ups and kiddos full until the next rest stop.
3. Hummus & crackers/veggies
Hummus is another great option to get protein in during travel. Pair it with veggies or crackers for a flavorful, fiber-ful snack. You can even use fun containers to keep the veggies together and cut down on packaging waste.
4. Bananas, Oranges, and Apples
Orange, apples, and bananas are the most forgiving travel fruit. They are peelable and portable. In the case of the apple, the peel is edible. Packing fruit as a naturally sweet treat helps a travelling sweet tooth in check without added sugar.
5. Yogurt tubes
Yogurt tubes are a great travel snack that double as an ice pack. Freeze your yogurt tubes 24 hours before your road trip. Toss them in the cooler with your other perishables. In a few hours, your tube will be a defrosted, cool, creamy yogurt. Or enjoy it frozen for a frosty road treat! Try these tasty low sugar strawberry tubes from Siggi’s. They are packed with a healthy dose of protein and probiotics. Frozen yogurt tubes are also a great treat when packing healthy foods for kids lunchbox because they defrost just in time for lunch. Yum!
6. Water bottles
Grab reusable water bottles and fill them up for the trip. Use single use water bottles as ice packs in your cooler and drink them as they defrost. This helps keep everyone feeling hydrated, energized, and alert without the crash of sugary drinks and caffeine. You can flavor your water with herbal tea bags, sliced citrus fruits, or even frozen berries.
7. Portioned packs of cookies, chips, candy, or other treats
Pre-portioned snacks make life so much easier. Whether you are doing your own toddler meal prep or choosing pre-prepared options, that time savings can be a huge help when hitting the road. Choose pre-packed bags of sweet and salty treats to keep portions in check and prevent mindless munching. Pre-portioned healthy snacks, like those mentioned above, can come in grab, and go containers, too! Yumble’s tasty Snack Poppers are another great option when you’re looking for a nutritious snack that’s ready in a snap!
Before you hit the road, make sure you consider food safety. Grab a cooler and ice packs for longer drives in warmer climates. Cold food such as cheeses, yogurts, meats, or milk should stay below 40F to prevent spoilage. Also avoid choking hazards such as popcorn, hard candy, and nuts for children under 4 years old.
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