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Give me your best kiddy snack ideas for travelling

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JoshandJamie Mon 09-Jul-07 14:17:40

You're in a car, on a plane/train/ferry - you have children (toddlers in particular) getting bored and nagging for something to eat. You want to give them snacks but don't want them in a sugar-fuelled frenzy or covered in mess. Give me your best snack ideas. Go.

mumto3girls Mon 09-Jul-07 14:18:57

Boiled eggs?

Carrot/cucumber/cheese sticks?

mummydoit Mon 09-Jul-07 14:20:19

Cereal bars (watch the sugar content, though, as they vary a lot and some are VERY sugary). Fruit bars like Humzingers or School Bars. Apples are fairly mess free and bananas if your DCs can eat them in the skin and avoid a mess. I fill little tubs with raisins or dry breakfast cereal - mine love Raisin Wheats and Apricot Wheats. Breadsticks. Mini pitta breads. Any of those sound any good?

Gingerbear Mon 09-Jul-07 14:20:44

strips of pitta bread, breadsticks, rice-cakes, apricots, raisins, dried apple rings, baby bels, cubes of cheese, yoghurt coated snack bars.

All washed down with a box of juice.

WaynettaSlob Mon 09-Jul-07 14:20:54

Mess free: raisins,apples,breadsticks,rich tea fingers

More effective: chopped up fruit (strawberries , grapes, blueberries), bananas
(need to have a spare set of clothes though!)

Gingerbear Mon 09-Jul-07 14:21:28

a tub of cherios or rice crispies always went down well with DD

Lullabyloo Mon 09-Jul-07 14:22:53

rice cakes
veg crudites
dried fruit
cheese cubes
mini sandwiches
cheese scones/straws
granola bars
bread sticks/pot of houmus

fingerwoman Mon 09-Jul-07 14:26:25

I used to take cereal bars until our last trip when ds decided he only wanted the raisins and cranberries and picked the entire thing apart and sprinkled it everywhere.

JoshandJamie Mon 09-Jul-07 14:28:34

thank you - all great ideas. Anyone have a recipe for home made biscuits or similar that don't crumble into a million pieces. Like a chewy, fruity something?

lilolilmanchester Mon 09-Jul-07 14:37:15

if they like gingernuts, they are supposed to be good for travel sickness...

JeremyVile Mon 09-Jul-07 14:38:02


JoshandJamie Mon 09-Jul-07 14:41:59

at Jeremyvile and thanks for that reminder about ginger nuts lilo. You're right.

amidaiwish Mon 09-Jul-07 15:31:14

mini box of raisins
cut up bits of chicken
cut up bits of ham
cubes of cheese (or babybel)
peeled raw carrots
cut up cucumber
pitta breads
dried apricots
cherry tomatoes

those snack traps are fab for putting in dry cereal etc. entertains them too here

Lullabyloo Mon 09-Jul-07 16:07:47

franny's no sugar banana cake......yuuuuuummmmm

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Mon 09-Jul-07 18:11:57

Toffee. They may have a sugar fuelled frenzy but it will be a quiet one as they can't open their jaws. Bliss.

admylin Tue 10-Jul-07 13:16:23

We usually take flapjack style bars made with musli and cornflakes and a snack box with carrot sticks, pepper strips and cocktail tomatoes. Anything else seems to make mine thirsty and I get to carry the drinks so the less the better. One thing I hate in a plane is when everyone unpacks their snacks and someone starts eating boiled egg. It pongs.

Tatat Tue 10-Jul-07 16:45:25

amidaiwish, what a fantastic product

Will have to get a few

thomcat Tue 10-Jul-07 17:01:08

i do tuppaware boxes filled with

stips of cheddar
bits of cucumer
a mini sausage roll
a coupe of cocktail sausages
bits of chicken
a cherry tom or 2
a cheddar biscuit
a few of those little mini rivita things
a few carrot batons
2 little sandwiches cut into shapes with pastry cutter

then I do a seperate one with bit of fruit that will ins something along the lines of:
half an apricot or half a peach
maybe a plum
some dried apricots
i get these apricots covered in yoghurt from the health food shop
a fig roll

one of those yoghurts that comes in a square foil packet that you squeeze into your mouth

little bottles of water that don't have seperate lids.

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