To do: Prepare for road trips or outings by letting your child prepare these snacks.
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: Veggies, nuts, yogurt, berries + baggies or containers
We all know that feeling on a road trip when all you’ve eaten is gas station food or plastic wrapped stuff that doesn’t expire until your child is in college.
Prepare for a road trip or outing by packing these filling and nutritious snacks instead. Let your child help you prepare them! That’s part of the fun, and teaches some useful practical life skills.
Fresh Veggies: Vegetables like baby carrots or celery sticks hold up well in the car in a cooler, and are easy for your child to prepare. Let them peel carrots and perhaps you chop them into bite size sticks. Or your child can rinse the baby carrots and put them in a reusable snack bag.
Yogurt with stuff: Prepare some yogurt snacks using tupperware or small glass canning jars. Your child will love helping with this because they are able to layer yogurt with fruit, chia seeds, or nuts in a beautiful arrangement! Set up an assembly line by putting all of your available ingredients on the table plus containers and spoons. Your child can create their own concoctions! (Add granola right before eating so it’s not soggy).
Trail Mix: A classic road trip/camping snack, trail mix is a go-to because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and lasts a long time. If you have a bulk section at your grocery store, grab an assortment of dried fruit and nuts. Then, using a reusable snack bag or container, create your mix!
Similar to the yogurt snack above, put out all of the options and let your child mix and match! For your younger child, provide a very small amount of each food. While you hold the container, point to the ingredient and ask your child to add one spoonful of each dried fruit or nut.
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