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Snack Hacks: How & What to Pack for Trips

Doll having an picnic.
Snack Hacks: How & What to Pack for Trips
Snack Hacks: How & What to Pack for Trips
It’s that time of the year where I start planning for (safe) summer trips! I’m a strong believer in the idea that the journey – whether by plane, car, or train – is just as fun as the destination. I just love to look out the window, take in the scenery, read a book, and… eat yummy snacks along the way! But packing food for a trip can be tricky (and spill-y, haha!), so I always pack my snacks with a few hacks in mind to make any trip deliciously simple.
Dolls eating outside.
One of my favorite things to eat are veggies with dip! This fresh snack is easy to have at home and I have a little tip for you when it comes to enjoying it on-the-go.  

What you’ll need: 

  • A jar (or more, depending on the number of people) 
  • Carrot, celery, bell pepper and cucumber sticks 
  • Dip of your choice 

All you need to do is fill a third of the jar with the dip, place your veggie sticks right inside, and close the jar. Ta-da! 

Doll in a lounge chair outside.
Another great snack to have while you travel are nuts. This itty-bitty food has a ton of nutrients that boost energy and they’re easy to eat no matter where you are. They issue with nuts is that their small size comes with some occasional spilling. The trick here is getting them out of their bags and into a bottle. That way only a little bit comes out at a time and minimizes big spills!
For other small snacks, I recommend using a plastic jewelry box. These clear and lightweight boxes come with a lot of compartments, and you can often adjust the size of each one. So you can put a trail mix into one section, cookies into another, dried fruit in the third, and so on! Little crackers, cheese cubes, berries, grapes, and baby carrots are also good options for this type of snack carrier.
Other drinks and snacks for trips can include (but are not limited to!): 

  • Smoothies 
  • Fruit slices 
  • Drinkable yogurt 
  • Popcorn 
  • Mini muffins 
  • Hard boiled eggs 
  • Granola bars 

Doll making a smoothie.
For all foods that need to stay cool, I would use a cooler and keep all of the snacks in a single place. To avoid the messy moments, I would also wrap each snack individually and bring along a separate bag for garbage.
No matter where the summer takes you, I hope you all travel safely and have a wonderful time!
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