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What foods/snacks travel well?

post #1 of 13
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We will be going on our vacation starting next weekend. I always hate stopping for snacks on the road because it gets so $$$$$ for the 7 of us.

Any ideas for things that travel well (other than rice krispie bars and cookies)? I am planning on bringing some of those but I am just comming up blank for other ideas.

Maybe even ideas for things to buy when I go to the grocery store? We plan on being gone for about a week.

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
We always take a cooler with us on trips, even if it is just a day trip. This is what I bring. I sometimes put things in small ziploc bags to avoid anything getting wet and ruined.

capri suns-I freeze most of them and than we use those to keep other things cold. Just layer capri suns with your snacks-things that wont get smushed.
I also take bottle pop and water.

Food wise, here is what I take and it is all things that if need be can be eaten in the vehicle. well except for the sandwiches, you never know when one will slip out of little hands and than you could have sticky jelly everywhere.

Cheese sticks
crackers
trail mix
fruit-apples, oranges, bananas
granola bars
Kraft breadsticks and cheese
sandwiches-all kinds. I store this at the very top of the cooler, on top some froze capri suns

I dont take things like rice krispie bars or cookies. I make sure that what I take is things that the kids like to eat regularly at home. I dont try any new snacks with them on trips.
post #3 of 13
We always pack a box and a cooler full of things we like anyway. I usually include drinks, string cheese, apples, bananas, peanut butter crackers, cashews, raisins, cookies, muffins, bagels, granola bars...

Just pack what you know you and your family will eat. I also usually pick up a few special treats as well like everyone's favorite candy.
post #4 of 13
When we traveled last time I found that fruit such as oranges, apples and bananas traveled well, I also took pretzels, wheat thins and such but instead of keeping them in their bags I put them in plastic storage jars because that way they didnt go stale and they didnt get crushed. Also maybe a little cooler of capri suns or juice boxes ( I found that if I froze them that they stayed cold all day ) bottled water can also be frozen and then you dont need ice, just put them in the cooler and they keep everything cold. I hope this helps and makes your trip a little easier, oh yea almost forgot I also packed lunchables in the cooler so that if the kids wanted something to eat they could but not ruin their lunch.
post #5 of 13
Granola bars or those types are good too. You can freeze & take along some grapes too!

Baggies of goldfish are a big hit on our trips. And, make sure you bring some ADULT snacks too - we often forget to bring anything along for us, and I'm not so hot on goldfish, IYKWIM? LOL!
post #6 of 13
We always take pretzels, kudos or granola bars, gold fish, twizzlers, swedish fish, bottles of water, fruit snacks.
post #7 of 13
We also always pack food. My kids' favorite are just plain & simple dry cereals (ex. Cheerios or Mini Wheats). I make them each a small container and they love to eat that with an apple.
post #8 of 13
Apples are great as well as a lot of other fruits even if you don't have a cooler. The cooler helps a lot - you can keep putting in drinks as you need them which is nice. I saw a lot of great travel ideas like these:
Goodies to Go
over on BHG - my go to place for ideas. Sandwiches are great, as well as pistachios (my favorite I think).
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Angel of the Morning View Post

Apples are great as well as a lot of other fruits even if you don't have a cooler. The cooler helps a lot - you can keep putting in drinks as you need them which is nice. I saw a lot of great travel ideas like these:
Goodies to Go
over on BHG - my go to place for ideas. Sandwiches are great, as well as pistachios (my favorite I think).


Great site, thanks!
post #10 of 13
granola bars
raisins
grapes (frozen to keep other things cold)
apple slices (squirt with lemon juice to prevent browning) and peanut butter for dipping
celery and peanut butter
bananas
crackers and cheese
carrots and veggie dip
deli meat (turkey, ham, chicken) rolled up around a slice of green pepper and a slice of cheese (great dipped in ranch)
mixed nuts
string cheese
dry cereal
popcorn
pringles
hard boiled eggs
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