We have all been there... a tired hungry kid... a fast food pit stop. Sure it isn't the end of the world, but it is generally not the first choice of what we want to feed our children. On longer road trips most of us will pack up snacks, but shorter day trips are prone to less preparation. Packing a small bag of assorted snacks which don't require refrigeration for each child can be very effective at staving off the requests each time you drive past a fast food sign. If the road trip snacks are specially labeled they can even help elevate the "fun level" of the adventure.
I chose some of my daughter's favorite snacks for her bag. We are planning a day at the beach tomorrow. Having pre-portioned snacks on-hand for her to choose from is sure to be a big help. I'll pop a juice box in her booster seat cup holder when we hit the road, so I don't have to stop to dig in the cooler for one. I am so happy that she will be eating smart snacks from Horizon Organic, along with popcorn and unsalted almonds, instead of fast food.
Including a small book and/or toy related to your destination in each child's road trip snack bag is a great way to get kids charged up for the day. Since we are going to the beach, I grabbed a book about ocean creatures and a dollar store squishy toy that reminded me of an sea anemone. You could even make the destination a mystery and use the included surprises as hints to where you are heading.
Road Trip Snacks
- Horizon Organic Fruit Snacks
- Horizon Organic Cheddar Snack Crackers
- Horizon Organic Snack Grahams
- Unsalted Almonds
Horizon Organic makes several other snack choices. Carrot sticks, apple slices or your child's favorite dry cereal would also be nice road trip snack bag additions.
Free Printable Road Trip Snacks Labels
I did these in 2 sizes. The larger one will work well with sandwich size baggies. The smaller is good for smaller portion snacks such as nuts.
Here are the PDF links for you to print if you would like:
Road Trip Snacks Bag Labels (large 2 per sheet)
Road Trip Snacks Printable Labels (small 4 per sheet)
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.