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What are the perfect healthy muchies that y'all pack for long drives?

heading to see my parents in the next couple weeks and it's an 8 hour drive, looking for ideas on what to pack in the cooler. :)

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RigPrincess85

Asked by RigPrincess85 at 3:18 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • fruits, trail mix, graham crackers, baby carrots... Have a good trip!
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 3:23 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • We always bring dry Cheerios, some some kind of nut, some cheesesticks and water.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 3:23 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Our favorites on our most recent trip (also 8+ hours each way in the car) were the pre-cut apple slices (Wal-Mart sells them, Sam's sells them in a bigger bag for not much more money), packages of crackers, and blocks of cheese (I took along a knife and cut the cheese up as needed - string cheese would have worked better but was too expensive for our budget).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Sandwiches, fresh fruit, fruit Popsicle, fresh veggies, water bottles, sweet tea.
    geminisummerz

    Answer by geminisummerz at 3:23 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I usually take stuff like dry cereal, granola bars, any veggies that I can cut up into sticks and stick in a sandwich bag, peanut butter jelly sanwiches since they don't have mayo and won't go bad if it's warm, goldfish crackers, animal crackers or graham crackers, basically anything not messy haha!
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 3:27 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • for snack fingers, wet wipes or damp paper towel in a bag.....gummi bears, hot tomales, licorice, homemade trail mix, beef jerkey and we always have gum.....
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 3:48 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • gogurt is also great for trips....
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 3:49 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • fruits like banana's and grapes, juices or milk or water..

    if it's 8 hours are you stopping for meals?? if yes i would do breakfast before you leave so you only have two stops for lunch and dinner..
    if no then you need to pack meal plan ideas:.. for instance you could eat breakfast before leaving.. pack a lunch and eat dinner when you arrive..
    for lunch: pack an easy sandwich, with fruit, and maybe a yogurt (you could do the push up yogurts for this)
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 5:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • string cheese, go-gurts(yogurt in a tube), crackers, salami,
    maureen5969

    Answer by maureen5969 at 6:43 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • cut up fruit and veggies and dips, such as hummus, crackers, cheese, pickles, peanut butter sandwiches, water bottles, raisins, trail mix, cut up kolbasa, juice boxes.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 8:46 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

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