These days, it can be difficult to find snacks that are healthy and kid-friendly, least of all travel-friendly. Whether you and your family are embarking on a long road trip or spending the day at the beach, we have a few quick, easy, and delicious snack ideas that are great on-the-go.
High-Fiber, Low-Sugar Cereal
Make Cheerios exciting for road trips by crafting ‘wear-and-eat’ necklaces with a piece of 12 to 18-inch-long yarn. Your child can also create his own trail mix by mixing Cheerios with a cup of yogurt-covered raisins and a cup of chopped walnuts. Try adding in fruit for to satisfy that sweet tooth!
String Cheese Fun
String cheese is a great snack that provides 10-20% of your child’s daily calcium. Add some protein by wrapping a slice of ham around string cheese sticks, such as pigs-in-a-blanket. Best of all, this is a snack that your child can easily help you prepare.
Creative Applesauce Cups
Applesauce cups are a classic favorite that are easy to transport and delicious to eat. For an easy way to sneak some veggies into your child’s snack, use applesauce as a dip for carrot sticks or celery.
Pita Pocket Sandwich
Skip the drippy, stickiness of a boring PB&J and add some protein and fiber to your child’s snack routine instead. By stuffing a whole-wheat pita pocket with hummus and thinly sliced cucumbers, the pocket helps keep the food inside the bread, and the hummus and cucumber add a delicious touch.
Your children won’t be begging for sweets at rest stops any longer with delicious animal crackers dipped in low-fat vanilla yogurt. This healthy dipping treat is sure to satisfy your child’s sweet tooth without the extra sugar!
Fruit Leather vs. Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit is delicious, but sometimes it can cause more of a sticky mess than it’s worth when you’re on the road. Try fruit leather strips as a fun alternative, and your child can enjoy a sweet snack without the hassle!
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