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Summer Roadtrip Snack Packs

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Summer road trip coming up? No better way to prepare than with healthy snack packs! Check out these awesome ideas from It’s Always Autumn below:

20 best ideas, activities, and resources for road trips with kids
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links to the best activities, snacks, and tips for road trips with kids!
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It’s Always Autumn

March means spring break is coming up, and spring break means road trip, right? Honestly, I used to think people who packed up a bunch of kids and drove for fifteen hours and called that fun were completely, certifiably insane. There are times when fifteenminutes in the car with kids who won’t stop bugging each other is almost more than I can handle. However, I’ve realized that with the right preparation, a road trip with kids can be rather less miserable than expected – maybe even fun. All sorts of smart people have posted their favorite tips for road trips with kids online, and I’ve sorted through to find the best ones (and thrown in a few of my own). From preparing the car and organizing your supplies to packing snacks and prepping activities, this post has you covered. You’ll find links to hundreds of ideas to make your road trip with kids a little less horrible and a lot more fun.

8. This post by Toni Spilsbury is actually about organizing snacks at home, but her “fridge snacks” example would be perfect for putting in the cooler for healthy road trip snacks. She also includes a price breakdown showing how much you can save by packing your own snacks instead of buying at the gas station or drive through.

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9. Babble has rounded up 25 great ideas for road trip snacks for kids, including easy ways to transport veggies and dips, homemade versions of classics like fruit leather, fruits snacks and cheez-its, and this munchable necklace that will keep little ones busy for a while (originally from And this is how the story goes):

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10. Kids are sure to love these tackle boxes turned mega snack packs, from Inner Child Crochet. I like the idea of giving one to each child and letting them control when and what they snack on, so I don’t have to rummage through the snack container every fifteen minutes to find someone more food. I’d be a little nervous about one getting tipped over, however, so I might look for a divided container that has separated lids so you can open just one compartment at a time (maybe in the jewelry making section).

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11. Use straws for yogurt and applesauce – genius! I love this idea. This isn’t my photo, it’s one floating around Pinterest without a good link, but we’ve done this plenty of times in the car, and even as a healthy snack at Disneyland. Cut straws in half so they’re not so long and tape on to the side of each snack in advance.

 

Reinvented 100-Calorie Snacks for Summer

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Check out these delicious re-invented summer snack ideas from Huffington Post
getting your daily fruits and veggies never seemed so SWEET!

100-Calorie Snacks: 16 Refreshing Healthy Summer Eats

Some of the best fruits and veggies are ripe for the picking in the warm weather, and yet somehow summer eating still gets a bad rap. You can blame the barbecues or theice cream trucks, or you can decide to take things into your own hands. Literally.

With a few homemade treats up your sleeve, you can guarantee refreshing, tasty summer snacks that are easy on your waistline. The 16 below require minimal ingredients and almost no time to assemble — all for under 100 calories.

1. Fruit Kebabs
Throw chunks of your favorite melon or pineapple, all the best berries and any bite-size summer fruit that tickles your fancy onto a barbecue skewer for an easy and colorful fruit kebab, suggests Angela Ginn-Meadow, RDN. At 39 calories per skewer, this recipe leaves
room for two!