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“I don’t need car approved snacks, I’ll never let my kids eat in the car” said naive Lynneah before she had kids.
Now we can all laugh at that one, right?
I started letting my twins eat in the car right around the time they started actually eating snacks period and let me tell you—their car seats could easily feed them a whole meal.
Not even kidding.
So, since I’m one of the many and let my kids snack in the car, I’ve compiled a list of car approved snacks, or minimally messy snacks, perfect for toddlers.
I always keep these on hand and stock up during great sales from my favorite stores like Fred Meyer and QFC!
I also keep a handful of them in my “car box”. If you haven’t read about my ultimate hack for car rides with littles, click here and learn about why I think a car box is the best!
It is basically a box I keep in the car (duh, car box) that I fill with the necessities so if I forget to restock the diaper bag, or forget it someplace, I have everything I need.
Like snacks. Car approved snacks, to be exact.
Now these snacks aren’t necessarily 100% mess free.
If you already have toddlers, you likely have learned that most anything gets messy and somehow ends up behind their ears or in their pants.
No clue how, but occasionally some granola bar sneaks its way into Caeden’s diaper. It is always a gross surprise.
But each of these snacks are super easy to clean up or brush off. Especially if you have a handy dandy hand-held vacuum like this one.
They also all have some kind of substance to them. I tried to not include the protein lacking/ sugary snacks we all try to avoid. Ya know, like sugary bars and such.
I try to stay away from them when I can, and then use them as treats later on.
So, say goodbye to sticky messes, and hello to these 10 car approved snacks perfect for toddlers!
Whole Grain Cereal
Super Food Pouches
WARNING! Only if they are proven eaters. If not- stay away. This one gets real messy otherwise!
Or my favorite; Snack Mix!
(aka: whole grain goldfish, freeze dried fruit, cheerios, yogurt covered raisins)
I mix handfuls of each together and keep it in a sealed container for later!
I basically make snack mixes out of anything. I figure it offers a little variety and the twins tend to not get so bored either!
I hope this list of car approved snacks for toddlers has given you some good ideas to get the ball rolling!
Do you have a favorite not on this list?
Please share down below! I could always use some new snack ideas!
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