YMCA of Greater Erie

Traveling with kids can be stressful, especially when they become hungry and if they are like my daughter who needs to eat frequently, stopping is not always an option.   It is easy to throw small bags of chips, cookies and pudding cups in a container and go, but do you really want to sit in a car with a child on a sugar high?  Snacks that are healthy can keep your child full for a longer period of time and cut down on the child getting fidgety.  Finding healthy snack options is not as challenging as you may think but finding items that can be easily eaten in a car without making a mess can be.  So here are a few of our favorites.

  1. Peanut Butter Banana Roll ups- On a tortilla – we like whole grain- spread your peanut butter then lay your banana on it. Roll up and slice into bit size pieces
  2. Cheerios in a snack size baggie along with a GoGo Applesauce
  3. Apple slices with a small container of Peanut Butter
  4. Cucumber slices
  5. Ham and cheese roll up
  6. Home made trail mix (let the kids help) in snack size baggies
  7. Clemintine organes (peeled and ready to eat)
  8. Grapes and cheese cubes
  9. Hard boiled eggs
  10. Pretzels

Every child is different but they all have food the like, lean to what you know they will eat but be aware of the nutritional components.  Healthy eating makes us strong both physically and mentally.

Enjoy your road trip!