Okay, so you don’t always have time for snack prep while you’re trying to corral children, plus luggage, plus phone chargers, plus water bottles out the door in a hurry. In a pinch, turn to a handful of store-bought kid-favorites with ingredients you can actually pronounce and understand. That includes Annie’s Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunnies and Organic Cheddar Squares, Biena All Natural Roasted Chickpeas (kids especially love Ranch and Cinnamon Crunch), Mott’s Snack & Go Natural Applesauce Pouches, Skinny Pop Popcorn, and Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter with Banana Chips Snack Pack. Happy trails!
Who doesn’t like a healthy, mouth-popping crunch? Some of my favorites are dry roasted, salted almonds, roasted chickpeas with sea salt, or wasabi peas (for kids who can tolerate a little heat). Dried kale chips also have a great crunch factor. You can find them in most supermarkets or make your own—just roast pre-washed kale leaves with olive oil and sea salt. All of these crunchy munchies are non-perishable and can be easily stored in a small baggie or plastic or glass storage container. (Here are more healthy snacks for kids or adults!)