As summer starts to wind down I find myself squishing in short adventures with the kids – a day trip to the beach, a drive to Grandma’s, or even just a day at a park.
Of course, no matter where we go, we need snacks for the long car ride or for when we have reached our destination. I have two growing boys who always seem to be hungry! Always.
During the last few years I’ve perfected my snack packing and there are three things I’m never without on the road.
1. Raisins in small boxes. The 1 year old loves them. The 7 year old loves them. They are sweet, easy and for the most part, neat – until you find them on the squished on the back seat of the car that is. Bonus: They rarely go bad and will keep in your purse for a long time.
2. Mini Babybels. My 1 year old can’t get enough cheese, just like his Mom. So, I always make sure to have some on hand for snacks. Mini Babybels are perfect because they are wrapped in little individual wax packets and easy to grab while on the go. You just have to eat them quickly because they must be refrigerated! Bonus: Cheese is a nutrient dense snack choice – especially for little ones.
3. Popcorn! I started a new tradition where the boys and I pop a big bag of popcorn for all long car trips. It prevents random drive thru visits and candy stops at the gas station. We air pop it in the microwave like this. Bonus: It’s a whole-grain, low-calorie snack that lasts a long time.
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