You’re all set to go on a fabulous road trip, but then there’s that one question — ‘What to give the kids if they get hungry while travelling?’. Believe it or not, we’ve got some quick, nutrient-packed snacks that can come to the rescue (These are way better than store bought chips )!
- Roasted Makhane
- Banana chips
- Dry Fruits (Avoid in very small babies)
- Roasted pumpkin seeds/Sunflower seeds
- Pop Corn
- Granola bars
It’s an all-time favorite with kids in western countries. Low on sugar and high in fiber, they’re a great way to enhance nutrient uptake while on the move. Team them up with mini yogurt cups for an added calcium boost.
Kiddy cereal (Honey loops/chocos /oat-bites)
Breakfast need not be an ordeal. Think outside the box by carrying with you store brought kiddie cereal. Make a nifty necklace out of ring cereal and have your kids wear it while travelling. They will have a blast snacking on these neck munchies.
Celery sticks with peanut butter
Stuff a half-filled jar of peanut butter with celery sticks and carry it with you while on the move. When hungry, pull out a stick and let them munch away. Full of protein, vitamins, and energy, this yummy snack will ensure a fuss-free travelling experience.
Baby carrots with sour cream
Cut and peel a few baby carrots and store them in an airtight container along with a small cup of sour cream. Yummy ‘and’ healthy! What more could you ask for?
Spinach and cheese wraps
Cook some chopped spinach with cheese and spread it out onto whole wheat pita bread. Cut them into mini rolls and store them in an air-tight container along with napkins. Remember to pull this one out first as they don’t store too well.
Slice up some bananas, dip them in the kids’ favorite yoghurt and roll them up in crushed crackers. Freeze them overnight in an airtight container and carry along. They are great for road trips as they defrost slowly.
So for your next grand adventure or holiday, try these simple recipes to appease the kiddie hunger pangs.
Written By- Dr Rahul Varma