5 easy healthy road trip snacks for your kids to enjoy

It’s time for a break! So you pack up your family in the car and you go on a road trip or better yet on a well-deserved vacation! But before the fun and relaxation begins better check the essentials list one more time first.

The clothes have been packed, the toothbrushes and other toiletries – checked; magazines, crayons, and travel games – to keep the children busy, money and travel documents, etc. Hmm, what else? 

How about some healthy road trip snacks for your kids to eat on the way? And here you are, browsing the Internet for some quick healthy snack recipes that you can take with you when you travel; well, you’ve come to the right place.

We all know that if we give our children fizzy drinks and sugary snacks we will end up stopping the car for frequent bathroom breaks and the sugar rush will make them overexcited and irritable so we won’t have a very enjoyable time. It is important to keep your children well-hydrated, so be sure to pack enough water for them and offer them snacks that will soothe their stomach, so both adults and children will have a pleasant time.

The snacks you buy in the gas stations or in a store are very poor choices because they will not give your child the nutrients and vitamins they need in order to cope with prolonged motion, fatigue, etc. and will only make them feel hungrier and more frustrated.

So roll up your sleeves and before you leave home pack these healthy road trip snacks, your kids will love you for it and you’ll love yourself for being such a great mom!

 

Fun-shaped Summer Snacks

You need :

  • Sliced white bread
  • 1 cup(s) Spanish olives coarsely chopped
  • 1 package cream cheese about 8-ounce, softened to room teamperature
  • 1 slice pumpernickel bread

Mix the olives with the cream cheese then spread the mixture on the white bread and top with the pumpernickel slice of bread. Use your trusty cookie cutters in order to give the sandwiches a cool shape.

 Delicious Trail Mix

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup(s) mini pretzels
  • ½ cup(s) dried apple pieces
  • ½ cup(s) walnuts
  • ¼ cup(s) dried cranberries

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then place a few handfuls of the trail mix into resealable plastic bags, and store in a cool dry place.

Pizza Roll-ups

 Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoon(s) shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoon(s) prepared pizza sauce
  • 1 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortilla
  • 12 baby spinach leaves

Place the tortilla on a plate and then spread pizza sauce over it. Put an even layer of spinach on top of the sauce and sprinkle some cheese. Put it in the microwave on High until the cheese is melted, for about 45 seconds. Then carefully roll the tortilla up. Let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing it into pieces.

Celery sticks and peanut butter

Ingredients:

  • Jar filled with an inch or two of peanut butter
  • Celery sticks

At last, an easy way to have peanut butter and celery without making a mess. Put one or two inches or peanut butter into an empty jar and then fill it with celery sticks. It’s a yummy nutritious snack for kids that without getting sticky fingers.

Hummus

 It’s loaded with vitamin B6, iron and folate, creamy and makes an extraordinary dip and because its thick consistency it means less messy spills.

Dip 

Pack some hummus inside a small airtight container with some baby carrots, pita chips, celery sticks and red pepper slices for dipping.

Hummus and Pita Pocket 

Stuff some small whole-wheat pitas with hummus and thinly sliced cucumbers (or other sliced vegetable) for a pocket sandwich full of protein and fiber. You can store it in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container to keep fresh.

 

Except these healthy nutritious snack recipes that your kids will definitely enjoy on the road, you can also freeze some dried fruit and or dried vegetables and take them out just before you go, cheese crackers, whole wheat crackers, nuts, homemade granola bars, fresh fruit (bananas, apples, pears, grapes, etc.), fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, etc.), cheese sticks, pretzels, peanut butter, high-fiber/ low-sugar cereal, etc.

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