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Road Trip Food And Snacks

Updated on April 14, 2012
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I've experienced numerous road trips with my family. When I was a military wife were either traveling to visit our families or going from one base to another. At the end of our tour me traveled back home. There have also been camping trips and vacations.

When preparing for these little adventures I prepared a snack box, bringing snacks that come in cans or containers. There are more of those type of snacks available to choose from now than there was back then. You can also create your own snacks using disposable containers from Glad or Rubbermaid. i liked to pop microwave popcorn ahead of time, peanut butter or cheese crackers, my own version of trail mix, minus the raisins. They travel safer and easier than bagged snacks. There's minimal chance of those getting crushed like a bagged snack could. Cans and boxes juices are safe for road trips.

Load a box with paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware and some form of wet naps for easy clean up. You want two types, ones safe to use on children and one to wash the car seats in case there any spillage. Include a jar of peanut butter, two or three loafs of bread, mustard, jars of pickles, olives and a few tomatoes.

Prepare a cooler for sandwiches fixings, jelly, mayo, lunch meat and cheese. Be sure to have enough ice to keep the food cold and periodically drain the water and stop along the way for fresh ice. Prepare ziploc baggies with grapes, carrot and celery sticks.

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