Summer is coming to an end, and families across the country are wrapping up their travels before the kids go back to school. As much as we love the still-warm weather and being with family, traveling with a car or airplane row full of babies and/or kids is challenging. It can be easy to resort to chips, candy and such for long trips, but keeping up a health-conscious, balanced lifestyle even when you’re away from home should be the ultimate goal. It keeps up good habits, and it can even be easier than you think.
After taking many trips this summer, including a couple 12+ hour long driving days, we summed up our sanity saving tips for traveling with kids. And, seriously, my number one tip is to have all of the snacks (Of course, tablets and iPads help, too!).
With Beech-Nut’s jars and pouches, families like yours don’t have to worry about maintaining nutrition and health values on the go.
Not only does the packaging (especially with pouches) make it convenient to cart around, Beech-Nut’s varieties are delicious and nutritious as a travel treat. Because Beech-Nut is a company dedicated to infant nutrition, you know you are only getting what is listed on the pouch in it’s natural form with no preservatives.
While some kids may enjoy a pouch every time, others only want them occasionally or want a little crunch.
A great way to offer a ton of options is to use a cleaned craft supply box and prepare several different food choices. This way kids can decide what they want to eat and when. In fact, your older kids can plan out what they want in their snack boxes before a trip to ensure they get foods they enjoy that also have nutritional value.
Start with bowls or containers that have family-sized portions in them and allow bigger kids to decide what goes in each spot. For younger kids, pack theirs for them.
Great things to include (of course, choose foods according to your child’s eating abilities):
- popcorn corners
- grapes (cut up if necessary)
- cereal rings
- mandarin orange slices
- mango cubes
- small fish crackers
- beef jerky
- crackers with peanut butter
- string cheese
- snap peas
- and many more options
Using Beech-Nut’s pouches makes it easier and more convenient for parents to feed our little ones nutritious options. Having access to healthy and good snacks and foods while traveling helps everybody make better snacking choices and helps everybody be happier!
Find a store that stocks Beech-Nut pouches and jars near you using its store locator.
What are your go-to snacks and snack tips for traveling?