You don’t want your car to have a sticky interior from your child wiping the remnants of their snack on the seat or carpet. You also don’t want your car to have the smell of spoiled milk from a time you’re your child knocks there cup over in the car and the smell can never be removed no matter how much you try to scrub it out.
You need to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to snacking in your vehicle. Whether you are just running a few errands or taking a road trip, you will needs to feed your children snacks in the car. Here are a few ideas for dry foods that you children can eat on the go that have easy clean up if they were to fall on the floor.
Dry cereal is considered to be a great snack. Cereal is easy to munch on and if it ends up on the floor it is easy to clean up. You want to make sure you give your children non-crumbly cereals for snacks in the car because it makes clean us even easier. Cherrios are traditionally the most popular dry cereal given to children as a snack in the car because finding a child that does not like one of the many kinds of Cherrios is rare. Cherrios have the best ranking because they have little to no mess.
Many moms say that dried fruit is a great car snack for kids and it is healthy too! Raisins, dried apricots, dried cranberries and apple chips are all great snacks to give your children on the go. They don’t make much of a mess and eating these sweet treats will keep them busy. The sweetness of these snacks is rewarding like candy, but much healthier. Another idea is to mix dried fruits with nuts like peanuts, almonds or cashews which on their own may not be craved by your child but they will provide your child with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals just by mixing them in with the sweet dried fruits that they will like.
Granola bars are a great option to give your child as a snack on the go because they are easy and not to messy. Many people recommend to give your children the chewy types rather than the crunchy bars because it minimized the amount of crumbs and cleanup required. Another thing to avoid is granola bars that have chocolate in them on or them. The chocolate melts quickly and could become a big mess to clean up. If your child insists on the granola bars with chocolate, make it a special treat or reward so that they do not eat it in the car every time.
Pre-packaged snacks are convenient for when your running late and they often come in variety packs so that your child has options when it comes to their on the go snack. In the grocery stores today, you can purchase the small 100-calorie packages of snacks like pretzels, Goldfish, Ritz Bitz and Fig Newtons, which is great because the snack is already portioned to prevent them from over snacking. Many of these snacks are 100% whole grain or 100% real fruit so they are good for your children too.