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We’ve been having a blast this summer exploring our town and neighboring cities. Any opportunity to soak up the sun and discover something new is alright with us.
Getting out of the house requires a bit of prep. We store all of our outdoor necessities in our truck and before we head out, we pack healthy snacks to keep everyone happy. It’s easy to stop at the local fast food joint and those stops really start to add up especially as a family of five. We’ve been doing a great job at avoiding fast food and will only stop at a restaurant if we’re in another town and are looking to try something new.
When we are planning an outing, we usually keep it a secret until the kids ask while they’re getting dressed. Jaxon will usually ask if we’re doing “fun stuff” today and Jayden will followup with “Are we packing snacks?” Because he’s all about the food and refuses to be out in these streets famished. While enroute, he’ll periodically do inventory from the back seat. “Did you pack water?” “Did you pack sunflower seeds?” And Jaxon will then, request juice and so will Akilah.
In our snack bag, we like to keep a variety of treats for our adventures. I try to pick up something new each time we go shopping since the kids really enjoy surprises. Here are our current favorites.
Favorite Snacks to Pack
Homemade Trail Mix – Plantain chips, pretzels, and sunflower seeds
Potato and Tortilla Chips
We have been enjoying Juicy Juice all summer long! Our current favorites are the Juicy Juice Splashers. They are a refreshing blend of 50% fruit juice and 50% water and are perfect on those hot summer days when I want to make sure the kids are hydrated while allowing them to still enjoy a little juice with less sugar. I also love that the Splashers are in pouches and can withstand being tossed around.
A Car Hack
Between the snacks, our emergency bag, blankets, summer essentials and toys, our truck is looking more and more like we live in it! With three kids, we have to stay prepared for the everyday and as Jax says “the fun stuff”. To keep things organized and more accessible to the kids, I set up a little organizer on the back of my seat for snacks and other items we don’t want to go diving for. I used an over the door shoe organizer (I use these all over the house!) and shortened it for the length of the seat. For tying around the headrest, I recommend using a strong string, twine, or zip ties.
And this is how we keep everyone fed and happy while on the road and at play.
In the comments, let me know your favorite snacks to pack on the road and any car organization hacks you love!
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