In my last post, I talked about packing up a huge picnic basket in order to provide food for the whole family while on the go. Here are more ideas for you to consider as you prepare for the long road trip.
–Mess-free eating. This means no food like jelly, toffee, and other sticky gooey stuff. Kids may love these kinds of food but they are not a good idea when you are in the car. Also avoid food that spill – soup – and food that may leave lots of crumbs in the car. Finger foods are great for snacking, too. Think of no utensils snacks to give you the comfort of not having to clean up inevitable mess.
–Illness-free eating. Different children have different triggers when it comes to discomfort caused by certain food. Avoid those that you know will trigger a bout of hyperacidity, bloating, nausea, and the like. The last thing you would want is a sick kid in a car and miles away from your destination.
–Fruit chips. Ever heard of these? They are dehydrated slices of different kinds of fruit and they are GOOD. Believe me, they may not sound delectable but once you try them, you won’t be able to stop snacking on them. If your kids are not into fruits and vegetables, don’t tell them what it is yet. Or maybe just say chips. Once they try these chips, though, they will fall for them.
–Pre-packed cupcakes or tarts. Try to go for the moist ones so that the cakes won’t crumble up and dirty the car.
Any other ideas?