Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Take-along Snacks - For the Road

I'm sure we all know how it is when we're traveling . . . we load up on snacks and junk food. This year I'm trying to leave out the junk and have come up with some easy healthy snacks to take along with us on the road.

String cheese -- My kids love the Kraft Twist-ums cheese where you get mozzarella and cheddar twisted together.

Blue Diamond almonds -- We're a peanut free home and that's why we love Blue Diamond almonds. They're one of the few nuts that are completely peanut free. They're also packed full of vitamins and minerals and are high in protein. They make a great salty snack and my kids LOVE 'em.

Dried fruit -- This is what we call "real fruit snacks". Raisins, craisins and apricots are our favorite. I also just bought a pack of dried mangos to try. We'll see how we like them while we're on the road next week.

Bite sized fruit -- Grapes and blueberries are great for the car. They can be popped in your mouth and are mess free--well, depending on who's
eating them . . .

Carrot sticks -- We can't forget the vegetables--and mini carrots are always a popular choice.

Crackers -- I've always loved Annie's Homegrown and we've recently become fans of the new Annie's Snack Mix. The kids love it, and I love that it's all natural and organic. The best part is that it's very affordable too. I stock up on boxes of this stuff when they go on sale at Target for $2. That's a price you can't beat!

Homemade fruit gummies -- These little jello bites are perfect for popping in your mouth. They're sweet and tangy and have a little fat to keep you feeling satisfied. My favorite recipes are these Lemon Gummies and these Coconut Lime Gummies. They're simple enough to make ahead of time and a fun snack to pull out when everyone is in need of a treat.

Granola bar bites -- This is another great snack to make ahead of time (or have the kids make them) to pull out when you're getting the munchies. Find the recipe here

    . . . But you have to have a little junk food too. My kids already know we never go on a trip without licorice. Yum Earth is our favorite brand lately.

    What are your favorite healthy snacks for the road?


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    2. Your post is just in time for me to read! W're going on a road trip in a few weeks, ad I've already started planning out some good healthy homemade snacks for the road. I'm planning on making fruit leather, and drying my own bananas, apples and cranberries. Also going to do beef jerky and homemade trail mix!


    3. When it comes time for a road trip, my husband turns into this horrible junk foodie. His "must have" list includes beef jerky, Chewy Chips Ahoy, Mt. Dew, Doritos, and Rockstar. Ugh! I keep telling him I don't want to arrive at our destination feeling sick! I love your list of snacks. They sound wonderful, every one of them! ESPECIALLY the Blue Diamond almonds! We're a peanut free home too and it's hard to find other nuts that are safe. I've had good luck with Sunkist brand though...from all I can tell they don't do anything with peanuts (Sunkist is in California and most peanuts are grown in The South). Thanks for the tip!

    4. Dried Pineapple chunks are amazing!
      You'd think you were eating candy