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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Traveling with Preschoolers - Part 4 - The FOOD

In my opinion, snacks are essential on any road trip. I know some parents don't allow food in their car and honestly, I don't know how they do it.  And I trade temper tantrums for vacuuming crumbs out of my car any day.  I consider these things before packing food,

Supply finger foods. The car is no place for forks and spoons. Leave the utensils and any food that requires them at home.

Pack a spill-proof cup. Always carry a spill-proof cup or a cup with a straw in the car with you. If you need to stop at the gas station for milk or juice, they will not provide you with an acceptable car drink container. Instead, poor the milk into your own spill-proof cup

Grab some paper bags for each person. Instead of handing each child individual foods like a banana, sandwich and cookie, fill up a bag. Put each meal into its own paper bag and give the child the bag on the car ride.
Place a large plastic bag in the middle of the car for a garbage. Eating food creates garbage. Apple cores, banana peels, empty chip bags and empty sandwich bags need a place to go instead of on your car floor. The large plastic garbage bag in the middle of the car will save you time when it is time to clean up the mess.
I found these tips here.
Here is a list of the snacks that we took on our trip. 
  1. Almonds
  2. Raisins
  3. Popcorn
  4. Dried blueberries
  5. Go Go squeeZ applesauce
  6. Corn chips
  7. Chex Cereal 
  8. Jerky
  9. Trail Mix
  10.  Licorice (the yummy stuff from Costco!) 
Our lunches will look something like this....hopefully. 
On the way there
Breakfast: Hard boiled eggs, dry cereal, milk, grapes.
 Lunch: NEW PBJ, making it with a tortilla! crackers & cheese, pears
Dinner: Pizza Roll Up, apple slices, celery & peanut butter, vanilla wafers.

On the way home
Breakfast: Egg/Biscuit sandwich, cereal, juice, grapes
Lunch: Cold roasted chicken (in pieces), carrots & peanut butter, apples, & cookies

Dinner: Ham, chips, watermelon, broccoli, cookies.

I'll make sure to update the post with pictures as to how the food turned out.

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