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Kid-Friendly Snack Ideas for Road Trips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids®.

Our family is always on the go, and therefore, always on the hunt for good road trip snacks (and ideas for containing the mess)! It’s all-too easy to eat junk while on the road, but with a little prep, you can make sure your family eats well. For starters, think portable and non-perishable. While fresh fruits and veggies are perishable, it takes grapes and carrots a lot longer to go bad than bananas, sliced apples and avocados. Start with my four tips below. Keep them in mind before heading out on the open road with children.

good road trip snacks1. Snack Boxes

First, get a compartmentalized storage box from the craft or hardware store. Trust me; they’re a must-have for road trips! You can pre-portion all of your kids’ favorite snacks into these compartments. Mini-peanut butter sandwich crackers, small fruits and veggies, nuts, and popcorn will all fit nicely. Older children can eat right out of these containers, which can be personalized with different labels and snacks for each child. (Pro tip: first aid kits have similar compartments that will work just as well for this purpose. Simply wash it out, fill it with good road trip snacks and you’re good to go!)

good road trip snacks2. “Frozen” Yogurt

Freeze Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurt tubes the night before your trip so they’re less messy to eat in the car. Doing this also makes them a snack option for later, since they’ll melt, but still remain cold. My girls love to eat them as freeze pops, though. Stonyfield® is the #1 organic kids yogurt brand, and has been a trusted brand to moms for 35 years. There’s even more to love now that Stonyfield® Organic Kids® has 25% – 40% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt. And because Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurts are certified organic and Non- GMO Project verified, each serving is always made without the use of toxic pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. Organic certification matters. Learn more here.

good road trip snacks3. Energy Bites

These little, no-bake beauties are better for your kids than a candy bar or a cookie, but the kids will enjoy them just as much (and so will you). Flavor combinations are endless. Here are two favorites:

good road trip snacksCombine 1 cup of rolled oats, ½ cup natural peanut butter, 1 cup shredded carrot, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ cup diced dried dates. If the mixture seems too wet, add some more rolled oats. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Then roll them in some unsweetened shredded coconut and refrigerate overnight.

OR

Pulse 1 cup of whole almonds, ¼ cup dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoons chocolate chips in a food processor for about 30 seconds or until desired consistency. Add ¼ cup Stonyfield® Organic yogurt. Roll into bite sized balls. Roll in unsweetened shredded coconut or cocoa powder and refrigerate overnight.

good road trip snacksNow here’s a bonus tip on keeping your car clean.

A plastic cereal storage container doubles as a perfect car-sized trash can. Line it with a shopping bag for easy garbage removal. You could put a couple of extra bags under the liner so you can tie off and toss the trash as needed. Don’t leave home on a road trip with kids without a designated trash receptacle!

Simple, right? Get yourself a compartmentalized container, a reusable cereal container, and plenty of good road trip snacks, including Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurt and a few batches of energy bites! (Just try not to eat them all before the trip!)

What are your favorite kid-friendly road trip snacks?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids®.

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About Carmen Sognonvi

Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel and lifestyle digital influencer at Top Flight Family. Her insights on travel have been featured in Wanderlust Travel Magazine, TravelPulse, HOTELS Magazine, Seatrade Cruise News and more. Carmen firmly believes that you can (and should) travel with your kids from a young age. She offers families practical solutions for travel, as well as tips on how to travel in luxury for less. She lives in New York City with her multiracial and multicultural family of four. Follow her on Instagram, FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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