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What are some Healthy tips to feed a toddler when on the go?

I usually pack crackers and such but she got sick of them and won't eat them. So now everytime we're out and about I end up having to buy something not really healthy like hot dogs, cheeseburgers or whatever! I still pack extra water and juice but I've run out of ideas for quick snacks. Her favorite things are broccoli and fruit but I'm afraid they won't stay good for 4-8 hours at a time. I used to do cheese sqaures and peas when she was younger but stopped when she decided to just throw them. Also, on a tight budget... $100 for 2 wks of food.

 
07lilmama1108

Asked by 07lilmama1108 at 2:11 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Oh Elijah LOVED carrot sticks and apples.
    He also enjoyed the multi grain cereal .
    If you have to buy something when out mcdonalds sells those little packs of apple slices and jucie boxes .
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:28 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • what about granola bars? My girls love those
    Frogbaby83

    Answer by Frogbaby83 at 2:13 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • she liked them ONCE.. then they became a mama snack. I was thinking rice cakes but she either won't eat them or eat one and stop! i can always get veggies and fruits, but anything else she refuses.
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 2:14 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • and thank you for you suggestion! I really do appreciate it!!!!!
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 2:15 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • We are always on the go and on a tight budget. I keep a small cooler or lunch bag with the frozen stay cool packs in them or even bags of ice. I keep whatever fruit is on sale that week cut up in baggies, I also take baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchinni etc. I will sometimes bring yougurt ( my kids are older so they are less messy) Bananas, granola bars, cheese and cut up chicken or lunch meat.

    For me the big key is having that cooler with me in the car I have softsided cooler and several insulated lunch bags I use depending on where we are going and how long we will be out.
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 2:17 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • You could do grapes. Just prewash them and put them in a ziploc. Or bananas. Those don't have to be refrigerated.
    Frogbaby83

    Answer by Frogbaby83 at 2:17 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Also if I have to stop at a drive thru I try to grab things like apple dippers or yogurt, most places now offer these types of things.
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 2:19 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Thank you SOOO much ladies!!!! I appreciate all this info!!!

    3 ring circus: I never thought of the cooler! that is a great idea!

    frogbaby83: lol, i always refridgerate fruits and forget they can sit out!!! thank you for reminding me!!!
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 2:25 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Apples work well too. I'd cut them up first and zip lock them. ...cheese sticks are also good for the go. Raisins, nuts (i but my pistachio nuts already deshelled).

    but if i put a cooler in my car i'd forget it was there and everything would end up going bad. lol
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:39 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • blueberries, sip ups with a straw
    muffin400

    Answer by muffin400 at 2:42 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

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