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Two weeks ago my kids and I drove down to visit my family before my husband’s family reunion. My husband was going to meet us for the reunion after some tests for med school in Iowa, so it was just me and the kids. Stopping on road trips when you have two kids under three and no husband accompanying you is the worst, so I wanted to make sure I packed lots of delicious snacks so we wouldn’t have to all get in and out of the car.
I first came up with the idea to pack a little basket of snacks when we moved last March and my husband and I had to drive separately for two days across four states. It was super helpful to have a little kit, and it helped us make better choices rather than just grabbing some junk food at the gas station.
This time, I packed a little basket and a cooler with some of my toddler’s favorite wholesome snacks, because honestly, he is the one that I was worried about getting hungry and bored on our four hour drive. Today I wanted to share some of what I packed to help any other moms who might want to save money and time by packing ahead and bringing some wholesome snacks for a road trip with kids!
In our basket of snacks, I included a few individually bagged snacks like multigrain crackers, fruit snacks made with real fruit, and vegetable snacks. They were perfect because my toddler son was able to open each bag himself, and since I had several different options, I could always found something to satisfy him.
I also wanted to make sure to pack a cooler with drinks and cold snacks since it’s the middle of summer and it’s hot! We just have a small little cooler so we can’t fit a ton of things in it, but I made sure to pack some fruit (grapes, blueberries, strawberries), cheese sticks for a little protein, some cold waters, and gogurt.
My favorite thing about gogurt is how versatile they are. You can freeze them ahead of time and they can be like yogurt popsicles, or you can keep them in the fridge and just eat them like regular yogurt. Either way, they are in a handy, mess-free tube so it’s the perfect on-the-go snack.
My toddler loves yogurt, so I wasn’t surprised that the gogurt was his favorite road trip snack out of everything we brought.
If you are going on a summer road trip this summer, I would highly recommend packing your own snacks before you leave. It helps you make more wholesome choices (instead of grabbing a bag of chips or a candy bar at the gas station), and you can bring a cooler for drinks or cold foods.