Before school begins, many families like to plan last minute road trips and family vacations. While eating out can be tempting, we like to keep hungry tummies happy with healthier options like trail mix, nuts, dried fruit and chips. For kids, we like the idea of using a divided utility tray with a lid to separate snacks. This helps prevent arguments between siblings and keeps portions fair. Plus, what kid doesn’t love an assortment of snacks to choose from?
SunRidge Farms, a maker of all-natural and organic snacks, dried fruit and nut mixes, offers re-sealable, BPA-free snacks packs that are perfect for summer snacking. Try one of the company’s most popular organic trail mixes, Organic Hit the Trail Mix, or another favorite, lightly salted Pistachios. Last but not least, kids love the Organic Banana Chips containing only one simple ingredient – organic, crunchy banana! My family’s favorite is the trail mix. My daughter picks through the items she loves and gives the rest to my husband and me.
Additionally, Stoneridge Orchards, the dried fruit experts, have been farming their own delicious Montmorency Cherries – free from artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated oils and sulfites – for more than 40 years on the family farm. Kids can’t get enough of the wholesome cherries on their own in convenient one-ounce snack packs, or dipped in dark chocolate or Greek Yogurt – both conveniently packed in a re-sealable bag. Be careful of the dark chocolate covered cherries, they’re super addicting. In fact, you might want to keep these ones between mommy and daddy. And the Tajin and Lime cherries… delish!
Don’t forget about lunch or dinner on the road. Pack a cooler full of sandwiches, chips and drinks and make a pit-stop along the way. Innovative chip company, RW Garcia, has been re-shaping the way that kids and adults snack with their irresistible non-GMO corn chips in unique flavors and varieties. Its newest product, Tortatos, is the first-ever half potato, half tortilla chip, with 25% less fat than traditional potato chips. All of RW Garcia’s snacks are made with stone-ground, non-GMO corn, and best of all – they’re gluten free! Be sure to try the Salt and Vinegar or the Barbeque flavors. Yum!
Tip: For a little protein-packed snack, pack individual cups of hummus and scoop it up with RW Garcia Original Tortatos.
What’s your go-to road trip snack for kids? Leave us a comment below!