Healthy & Delicious Snacks for Traveling With the Kids

These tricks make healthy, on-the-go snacking as convenient as a vending machine snack, but a whole lot yummier.

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TRAVEL TIME: 1-2 HOURS

Ground Travel: Cottage-Cheese Dip & VeggiesSpicy Blue Cheese Dip With Veggies

Why it Works: Who doesn’t love veggies and dip? These snacks are healthy, delicious, and can be thrown together in a snap. And with the quick travel time, your veggies stay crispy and your dips will stay cold.

Air Travel: Gorp

Why it Works: You can make it in the amount of time it takes to print your boarding pass, the dried fruits and nuts are oh-so good for you, and you can switch it up to your own liking.

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TRAVEL TIME: 3-5 HOURS

Ground Travel: Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

Why it Works: These tasty cereal bars can be made days ahead (so you don’t have to worry about a last-minute clean up), and are packed with protein to keep hunger (and rest stops) out of sight and out of mind.

Air Travel: Savory Breakfast Muffins

Why it Works: Quick and easy to make ahead, and great for snacking on-the-go, these yummy muffins are rich in fiber and protein to keep growling tummies (and spirits) at bay. Plus, with Canadian bacon, they’re loaded with kid-friendly yumminess, all at just 217 calories. What’s not to love?

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TRAVEL TIME: 6+ HOURS

Ground Travel: Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Why it Works: After six hours of travel, who doesn’t want something sweet? These cookies are only 68 calories a serving, and they freeze exceptionally well and are perfect when thawed, so you can throw them in a cooler on your way out the door and eat them whenever your sweet tooth hits.

Air Travel: Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Why it Works: This yummy, healthful chocolate is easy tote, so it hits the sweet spot without weighing down your load. Hand this out when the long travel day starts to wear on morale –there’s evidence to suggest that chocolate can boost your mood!

Awesome trick ain’t it?

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