Healthy snacks for travel


Summer is coming to an end, and families across the country are wrapping up their travels before the kids go back to school. As much as we love the still-warm weather and being with family, traveling with a car or airplane row full of babies and/or kids is challenging. It can be easy to resort to chips, candy and such for long trips, but keeping up a health-conscious, balanced lifestyle even when you’re away from home should be the ultimate goal. It keeps up good habits, and it can even be easier than you think.

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After taking many trips this summer, including a couple 12+ hour long driving days, we summed up our sanity saving tips for traveling with kids. And, seriously, my number one tip is to have all of the snacks (Of course, tablets and iPads help, too!).

With Beech-Nut’s jars and pouches, families like yours don’t have to worry about maintaining nutrition and health values on the go.

beechnut pouches for travel snacks

Not only does the packaging (especially with pouches) make it convenient to cart around, Beech-Nut’s varieties are delicious and nutritious as a travel treat. Because Beech-Nut is a company dedicated to infant nutrition, you know you are only getting what is listed on the pouch in it’s natural form with no preservatives.

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While some kids may enjoy a pouch every time, others only want them occasionally or want a little crunch.

healthy snacks for travel

A great way to offer a ton of options is to use a cleaned craft supply box and prepare several different food choices. This way kids can decide what they want to eat and when. In fact, your older kids can plan out what they want in their snack boxes before a trip to ensure they get foods they enjoy that also have nutritional value.

Start with bowls or containers that have family-sized portions in them and allow bigger kids to decide what goes in each spot. For younger kids, pack theirs for them.

Snacks for road trips

Great things to include (of course, choose foods according to your child’s eating abilities):

  • carrots
  • pretzels
  • popcorn corners
  • watermelon
  • blueberries
  • grapes (cut up if necessary)
  • cereal rings
  • granola
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • mandarin orange slices
  • mango cubes
  • small fish crackers
  • beef jerky
  • crackers with peanut butter
  • string cheese
  • snap peas
  • and many more options

Healthy snacks for travel

Using Beech-Nut’s pouches makes it easier and more convenient for parents to feed our little ones nutritious options. Having access to healthy and good snacks and foods while traveling helps everybody make better snacking choices and helps everybody be happier!

Find a store that stocks Beech-Nut pouches and jars near you using its store locator.

What are your go-to snacks and snack tips for traveling?

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  1. Our six hour drive to Mississippi to see the in-laws requires a lot of snack planning too. I’ll try the craft box next time to give our son even more variety than his daily school box offers.

  2. We’re big on a local stop for fresh fruits at a grocery store when driving and crackers when flying. Both of those are our easy options.

  3. We are on the go all of the time requiring snacks and lunches to be in the car. I LOVE the craft box idea! I am definitely trying that one!

  4. The cubes are such a cute idea! My grandsons love variety so this is right up their alley.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    I normally make my own baby food but just recently bought Beech Nut’s organic baby food for when we were traveling!

  6. James Robert says:

    Oh gosh, you said the right thing when you mentioned the beef jerky. My kids absolutely love them and the organic pouches they all have had and love them. Don’t think it was this brand but they did love all the varieties we had.

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