In our family, there is meal time, and there is snack time, and it often feels more importance is given to the latter. We have found that nothing satisfies a child (or adult) on the verge of a meltdown more than a quality snack. Here are some of our favorite travel snacks. Some of these work are perfect for bringing on the plane, and are great road trip snacks. Hopefully, even the pickiest of eaters and most food allergy sufferers will find something to satisfy them on this list.
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Easy to Pack Travel Snacks for families
1. Frozen grapes – one of our favorite healthy snacks
2. Cheese sticks (aka string cheese)
3. Pretzels (Pretzel Crisps are our favorite, love the variety!)
4. Vanilla wafers
5. Pita chips and hummus
6. Beef jerky
8. Drinkable yogurt or chocolate milk – try to find ones that are protein packed
9. Dried fruit – cranberries, apricots, bananas, apples, or raisins (but not the yogurt covered kind, they melt in little hands)
10. An apple
11. Sunflower seeds (shelled), pumpkin seeds, almonds, or nuts (if no allergies)
12. Granola bar
13. Squeezable fruit pouches
14. Frozen yogurt in a tube
15. Animal crackers
16. Terra vegetable chips
17. Sugar snap peas
18. Graham crackers
19. Bagel thins with your favorite nut butter or cream cheese (Our son has a peanut/tree nut allergy, so we travel with these all the time. They come in very handy if they need to be used as a meal replacement).
20. Your favorite dry cereal
21. Rice cakes
22. Veggie Straws
23. Fruit leather or fruit snacks – great snacks for a car trip because there is no mess.
24. Pirate’s Booty Cheddar Puffs (I prefer this to popcorn, because it’s not as messy)
25. Your favorite crackers