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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. Here is what we eat on a road trip.
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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 love 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 have to pick your battles. Prepare the time now, or deal with more meltdowns later.
The food we pack
*My oldest has a peanut allergy, so all food options are peanut-free.
We pack all snacks into a cooler the night before and hit the road.
The travel cooler is life for long car rides with kids!
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We pack our snack containers into one portable cooler from REI. I found this one to be more reasonably priced than some other bigger brands, and I prefer to store the food.
This Refreezable Reusable Cooler Ice Pack is what keeps everything cold for long amounts of time.
These road trip snack containers are our favorite.
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