Leaving for a road trip with little ones can seem extremely long. Finding the right snacks to bring, and preparing the snacks ahead of time, can make the trip much smoother.
Take some time to think about which foods make your children crash.
Remember that the car is a small space. If we feed our toddlers and preschoolers high sugary snacks, you can be sure to add 2 more mentally straining hours to your trip. Keep them fueled with foods that make them feel good long after they are digested.
I loved the idea of this beautiful basket filled with a variety of snacks. It reminded me of being on an airplane when the flight attendants come around with an assortment of goodies. But then I snapped out of it. With toddlers and preschoolers, you need to keep some tricks up your sleeve, keep snacks hidden, and pull out a little at a time.
Yes, this preparation is time consuming. You just have to pick your battles. Prepare the time now, or deal with more meltdowns later.
What We Pack:
*Grey has a peanut allergy so all food options are peanut-free.
Proteins and Healthy Fats:
Fruit and Veggies:
We pack all snacks into a cooler the night before and hit the road.
Which Foods Do You Pack for Long Car Rides? Leave us a comment below. We love hearing from you!
Want more resources to help keep your children healthy? Check out this article by Super Healthy Kids.