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Road Trip Snacks: Essential Food Prep Tips for Traveling with Small Kids

Updated: Jul 2

Are you traveling on the 4th of July? We'll be going on a road trip and if your kids are like mine, they basically don't stop eating for the entire drive. Sure, we will have packaged snacks, but I like to prep a lot more than that to make sure they are getting fruits & veggies, healthy fats, and protein to keep their blood sugar stable and meltdowns at bay.


Here are my favorite road trip snacks that are healthy, mess-free, and will keep your little ones satisfied from departure to destination.


Packaged Snacks


Easy Whole Food Snacks

  • Mandarin oranges

  • Apples

  • Nectarines

  • Blueberries/strawberries

  • Carrot sticks

  • Snap peas

  • Cucumber slices

  • Bell Peppers

  • Cashews

  • Avocado

  • String cheese

  • Hummus packs


Homemade Snacks


The goal here is to have lots of options and a variety of more nutrient-dense options, things that are packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep the kiddos and ourselves full. We like a lot of savory and sweet options and obviously bring lots of water for the car ride.


What are your favorite car ride staples? Let me know!


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