Trains, planes and automobiles! Do any of these describe the start of your holiday weekend? Finding a way to eat healthy while traveling can be a challenge as can keeping kiddos to a regular schedule to avoid a munchie meltdown. Along with the tried and true favorites – fruit, cheese, apple sauce pouches – here are a few simple snacks to keep you on track.
- Munchie Necklace. This is a favorite for my girls. And it helps keep them busy while I gather our last minute belongings too. While we are packing the car they sit with a bowl of whole wheat Cheerios and small pretzels and thread them on a long piece of string. We then tie it in a knot and it proves both nutritious and entertaining later on!
- Trail Mix. I start with individual serving sizes in ziplock baggies with a plain granola or simply broken pieces of granola bars I have in my kitchen. I let the kiddos add nuts, dry fruit and, of course, TippiTopper to customize! Also a great activity to keep them busy.
- Toasted Chippies. Select your favorite tortilla flavor (whole wheat, spinach, gluten free, etc) and spray each side with any natural oil you have on hand. Let each kid select their favorite TippiTopper flavor (all work well) and sprinkle on one side of the oiled tortilla. Pop in the broiler for 3-5 minutes until crispy. Break into pieces and place in a to-go container. Also works well with thin bagel slices.
- Any Butter Jar. Have just a bit of peanut butter (or sun butter) left in the jar? Add some chopped celery sticks to make a great self-contained dipping treat. Can be accompanied by a container of raisins for an added activity in the backseat.