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Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

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We’ve been on a few road trips and vacations this summer with two kids. We are planning on going on at least three more. I have found that having snacks packed and ready to go in an easy-to-consume manner has made traveling much easier.

Below you’ll find a list of a travel-friendly baby, toddler, and kid snacks. Each item marked with an * asterisk is potentially a Box Top participating food item which would earn your local participating schools money. The Box Tops for Education™  program has donated over $525 million dollars to schools!

And right now at Walmart for each participating General Mills® purchase, the shopper receives 5 bonus box tops.

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks


Toddlers and Kids

String cheese


cranberries or craisins





cut up celery*

dried or fresh blueberries

Nature Valley Granola Bars® or Fiber One bars*

protein bars

squeeze applesauce*

peanut butter with a spoon

nuts (if you already know that they are not allergic)


cut up cucumbers

Yoplait® Yogurt Products such as GoGurt*

fruit leather

cold cereal in a sandwich bag (we love to pack Honey Nut Cheerios™ and Cinnamon Toast Crunch™)*


apple slices

fruit snacks*

For Baby:

baby puffs


yogurt dots

puff cereal

baby food squeeze pouches

To Drink:

non-leak sippy cups with water,  juice*, etc.


If the child isn’t 100% able to hold or eat the item unsupervised, don’t let them eat it on a road trip. It isn’t as easy to monitor them, help them, or get to them if the need were to arise. An extended family member had a scary experience and shared it with me to illustrate this important point.

On a lighter note…

I like to put items that come in larger packaging (like cereal) into smaller containers so the kids can easily access the food. Further, if there is a spill, an entire bag doesn’t have to be picked up.

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

Avoid strawberries, raspberries, cherry tomatoes, and black berries if your child cannot clean their own hands—they can get messy.

I put the bags of snacks in a container with a lid. Our food container fits great on the center console or in a grocery sack. It’s easy to keep the snacks all together and organized as well this way which is very useful for traveling.

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

Remember, look for specially marked packages at Walmart! Buy one Box Top product and get an additional 5 bonus Box Tops!

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

Find all of The Box Tops for Education™ program products here.

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

I hope this list is helpful. Is there a favorite baby, toddler, or kid travel friendly snack that I have missed? If so, please comment below so I can add it.


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Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks



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Reelika @Financially Wise On Heels

Tuesday 21st of July 2015

We love to be on a road as often as possible. My toddler just loves carrots and bananas, so we always must have those! :)

Anita Fowler

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015

I think I forgot bananas. I'll add them. Thanks!

Alexis @ Fitnancials

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Although most of these foods are for your kids, I pack the same essentials for myself, haha. I make sure to save money on road trips by never spending money on restaurants.