Packing Healthy Snacks for Vacation

Metro Detroit Mommy Guest Blogger:  Katie Serbinski – Mom to Mom Nutrition

If you’re like me, you’ve been dreaming about summer vacation [or warmer weather] since February. In May, the vacation mindset becomes a reality when the days become longer and it actually DOES warm up in Michigan. Whether you are loading up a camper, a car, or flying Delta, you and I both know there’s more to vacation than packing clothes and toiletries. The kids are ALWAYS hungry! 

Here are a few of my favorite snacks that are both family-friendly AND fit the healthy bill for this registered dietitian mom. And don’t forget if you are flying, it would be easier to pack the items that do not need a cooler or any kind of refrigeration. Also consider purchasing drinks once you get through security.
Beverages:
Water
Milk in single serving boxes
100% fruit or vegetable juice
Cookies-Crackers-Bars:
Granola bars
Whole grain cereal
Popcorn
Rice Cakes
Whole grain Goldfish
Unsalted pretzels
Animal crackers
Fruit and Veggies:
Fresh: oranges, grapes, bananas, carrot sticks, cucumber slices
Dried: raisins, apricots, banana chips
Protein-Dairy:
Almonds, walnuts
Peanut butter sandwich
Beef jerky
String cheese, yogurt
Want to know what I consider just as important as the food for travel? The cleanup supplies! Don’t forget a trash bag and wipes. And the family pet— chance are your dog will have LOTS of crumbs to cleanup [speaking from experience here]. Healthy travels!

Katie Serbinski is a Mom of two boys under two and a Registered Dietitian from Birmingham, Michigan. She’s the founder of Mom to Mom Nutrition, a healthy food and lifestyle blog where she share her “me time” with other health-minded parents. On her blog you’ll find simple, family-friendly recipes, tips for new moms, and realistic nutrition advice.

Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (23), Rosaleigh (9), Carlyn (6), Naomi (3) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.

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