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5 Best Travel Snacks for Kids

The right travel snack can save they day while the wrong one can bring on a hunger-fueled tantrum before you know it. We evaluated travel snacks based on messiness, liklihood of causing the dreaded sugar crash and heartiness and found five perfect travel snacks for kids we love. Whether by land, air or by sea, these snacks will keep you stress free!

trail mix

DIY Trail Mix

When you make your own trail mix, you choose what’s in it. No hidden sugars here, just exactly what you want. And you don’t have to stick with the traditional granola! Use your favorite low-sugar cereal (Cheerios actually works great!), pretzels or even Teddy Grahams for a cute, slightly sweet base. Add raisins, yogurt drops, chocoloate chips, dried bananas, peanuts or whatever your kids love. You now have your own signature healthy, mess-free trail mix!

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Yogurt is portable, but can be a little messy in the wrong circumstance. And be aware that some add sugar in the kid’s version. But, the right yogurt is a tasty, healthy treat that fills kids up. If you can’t find the right yogurt in a portable version, try a reusable cup. Some even have tops where you can store granola or fruit to add in later!

Travel Snacks for Kids

Fruits & Veggies

Bite-sized fruits and veggies are an ideal travel snack for kids. Sliced apples (add some cheddar chunks for protein!), Clementines, berries, cherry tomatoes, celery slices and baby carrots are all perfectly designed for travel. Colorful and yummy mini bell peppers are good, too!



Edamame is the perfect snack! This flavor-packed bean is nutrient dense and rich in protein and dietary fiber. Many people eat nuts by the handful, unaware of the substantial amount of fat they’re consuming. Even though nuts have good fat, edamame has less, so munch away!

Travel Snacks for Kids


Nothing beats the original travel food: sandwiches! Pretty much anything tastes good between two slices of bread, but for travel, use nut butters or thinly sliced veggies as fillers. Avoid ingredients that will fall or squish out of the sandwich as little ones are eating.

What are your favorite travel snacks for kids?

Posted by Elizabeth on 02/02 at 08:30 AM
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