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What are your favorite snacks for the road?

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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5 Easy Road Trip Snacks Parents & Kids Will Love

Posted by Emily Abbate on June 18, 2012 

Road Trip SnacksEveryone has a must-pack list for road trips. Generally, those packing lists include things like games for the car, playing cards, books, sunscreen, enough H2O for everyone ... that sort of stuff. On the top of the list, though? Hands down: snacks.

We all know how much kids love things like bags of gummies and portable yogurt for the car ride, but why not get a little bit more creative with your on-the-go nibbles? What the heck, why not upgrade your car chow?

Check out these 5 snacks both kids and parents will enjoy for your next roadtrip:

1. Berry medley: Nothing screams summer like fresh berries. Throw together a mix of some of your seasonal favorites like blueberriesblackberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries -- and you're all set to go! The best part? This snack is 100 percent healthy.

2. Trail mix: Trail mix is great because you can make loads of different varieties on your own. If your kiddos aren't into nuts, play up the dried fruit aspect. Do they love coconut? Toss some in! Of course, no trail mix is complete without a little chocolate. Add in chocolate chips to satisfy your sweet tooth.

3. Baked breads: Baking breads in advance allows you to bring home cookin' on the road. Having some fun in the kitchen can be a totally fun activity for the kids before packing up into a car for a few hours, or a few days. Plus, varieties like banana chocolate chip and apple cinnamon will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.

4. Hummus and pita: Certain brands like Sabra and Wild Garden make hummus in easily portable to-go sizes, perfect for long road trips. Have a little extra time on your hands? Get super creative by making your own at home!

5. Flavored popcorn: Why be normal when you can be extraordinary, right? Make popcorn extra fun by adding some flavoring of your own. Cinnamon sugar popcorn? Easy as pie. Make a zesty flavored popcorn by adding in some paprika, cayenne pepper, and extra salt. My favorite though? Caramel corn, hands down.

Simple Caramel Popcorn adapted from cooks.com:

Ingredients:

  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 quarts popcorn

Instructions:

1. Bring brown sugar, butter, and marshmallows to a boil.

2. Pour your boiled mixture over popcorn, cool, and serve.

 

What are your favorite snacks for the road?

by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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RodeoGirlUSA1
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 3:42 PM
Trail mix and jerky!

I make my own trail mix, I do peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, tiny yogurt or white chocolate chips (pending which I can find), craisins, and dried pineapple. :-) I've also done yogurt covered pretzels in it instead of the chips.
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erienne06
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Beef jerky and peanuts
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liveforever
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

We usually just bring granola bars. Our longest road trip was only 2 hours so we didnt really need snacks.

elasmimi
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Trail mix is always good, and we usually have a cooler with cheese and crackers, and some fruit.

Jessica020410
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Jerky and string cheese are two things I can think of right now.
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tabs852
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 5:43 PM
My son loves mixed berries so I do that for him often. My daughter is very messy so I try to do stuff like cheerios for her.
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