Each year the third Monday in February offers many people a break from the winter doldrums with a President’s Day long weekend. It’s the perfect time to take a mini-vacation with the kids, to visit relatives, a favorite destination or if the weather cooperates, just get out, relish the fresh air and enjoy nature’s beauty.
Whether you’re taking a day trip or a weeklong adventure, snacks make traveling with toddlers so much easier. When those little tummies start rumbling, tears and tantrums are just around the corner. It’s best to be over-prepared with snacks than under! Homemade snacks are both healthier and more affordable than store-bought and with Miniware’s favorite Sip & Snack set, or GrowBento Box and Silipods, you can easily store travel snacks of all kinds in a secure, portable and kid-friendly container!
Take a look at our favorite homemade travel snacks for toddlers:
Veggies with pita with hummus. You may already have these toddler-approved snacks on hand. The GrowBento Box with Silipods makes it easy to store veggies and dips/sauces separately and prevents a soggy pita!
Sandwich squares and fruit. Who doesn’t love to eat finger sandwiches?! Make mealtime that much more fun with sandwiches cut into small squares or rectangles. Add fresh fruit on the side for a delicious and healthy treat. Silipods can securely store juicy foods and even soups without fear of leaking.
Waffles with yogurt and berries. This combo is always a hit with kids and is perfect for early morning travel! Cut waffles into “fingers” or squares, fill a Silipod with fruit or vanilla yogurt and garnish with another Silipod of berries. Who can resist? You might even want to pack another GrowBento for yourself!
Here are some great make-ahead recipes that are travel-friendly, and toddlers love to snack on:
Mini Carrot Corn Muffins – Parents.com
These naturally sweet and delicious mini muffins are always a hit. Kids love the taste and small size and we love that they’re low sugar and packed with healthy carrots. They go great with winter soups and since Miniware Silipods are microwave safe, no extra dishes are required to heat up foods on arrival!
Cinnamon Apple Chips – Parents.com
These crispy apple chips are delicious, fun to eat and so much healthier than store-bought chips! It’s smart to make extra because everyone will love these simple snacks! To keep them fresh, store them in our airtight Sip & Snack covered bowl!
Crunchy Cereal Trail Mix – EatingWell.com
This make-ahead mix is a great snack that can be enjoyed all day. Whole grain cereal, seeds and raisins give it texture and crunch while mini chocolate chips are a sweet surprise. Best of all, you can customize this recipe with whichever ingredients your family prefers!
Keep hunger pains and grumpy kids at bay by bringing an assortment of travel snacks for toddlers on your trip. Diversity will keep kids interested on longer journeys and helps with picky eaters. What travel snacks do your kids enjoy? Share your favorite homemade snacks in the comments!