Quick and healthy foods I pack while traveling with Toddler

September 12, 2017
road trip snacks for toddlers

When hunger strike Kids, they convert into little tantrum machines.

We did not travel a lot with our Kid but whenever we do, I ensured carrying his food along to avoid the chances of spoiled trip.


Eating snacks while traveling is everyone’s favorite. Moreover, food is the best thing to entertain small Kids while traveling.

Taking along own eatables saves time and money, and is usually healthier.

Be it a Road Trip or Flight journey, keep these snacks handy while traveling with Toddlers.


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road trip snacks for toddlers

Quick and Healthy road trip snacks for Toddlers

Traveling with Toddlers made easy with these quick and healthy snacks. I prefer these snacks because they are not too messy and can last for a long time without refrigeration.

Moreover, they are healthy so you don’t need to worry about the nutrition.

Nuts and Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds

Walnuts along with rock sugar (mishri)



Roasted Foods

Cornflakes and other cereals like rice flakes or puffed rice

Roasted Chickpeas

Makhanas or Fox nuts roasted in ghee with a little salt are a great snack option during traveling.

Roasted Chivda



Peanut butter sandwich

Chocolate spread sandwich

Coleslaw sandwich



Banana chips

Idlis, Dhokla, Poori, Besan laddu (Indian snacks)

Khakra (Indian snack)

Fruit Leather / Aam Papad



Grapes, Kiwi, Apples, Strawberries, Peaches


What are your favorite road trip snacks for toddlers?  Share your ideas in the comments.

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    Nice post, Do you have recommendation about travel gear for kids

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  • Reply Pratibha September 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Good best for all

  • Reply Prisha Lalwani September 17, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I remember, when we travelled, my mom used to carry one bag dedicated for foods and snaccks. We were 3 extremely naughty kids and eating was the only thing that ould pin us down!

  • Reply dr. Bushra September 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Reading the food options made me hungry and it’s good for adults also 🙂 Healthy list

  • Reply Dipika September 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    This is a lovely list here, I always carry fruits, dry snacks like chocos/protein bars or dry fruits. Best, safe, easy to handle and wrap up fast list.

  • Reply Deepa September 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Great list of food items. Kids need good nutrition while growing up. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Shraesta September 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Water is must for me. Fruits along with peeler and knife is more important ,because we are into pesticide world.

  • Reply Atulmaharaj September 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Sandwiches and chivda are always with me. Nice to know you are always prepared before a trip. More power to you ????????

  • Reply Paresh Godhwani September 14, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    These are right kind of snacks while travelling with kids. Will keep in mind while travelling with kids.

  • Reply Amrita Basu (Misra) September 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    This made me hungry reading even though I am not travelling.Good tips .Great for the adults too.

  • Reply Anubhuti September 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I always carry dryfruits and if time allows I prepare wheat and dryfruits laddoos that are always filling. I even prepare methi theplas (Gujju dish) that lasts for long.

  • Reply Kuheli Bhattacharya September 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    We travel with my two year old a lot, and we have small bags of Cheeselings, coconut ladoo , chocos , chips and makhana . Even home made carrot cake lasts long and is easy to feed. Rarely take any fruits since they may spoil.

  • Reply Ishieta September 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    good ideas! We end up relying on chips and biscuits and dhabas on the way! 🙁

  • Reply karuna chauhan September 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    We just got back from an 18 days trip to Europe with a 2-year-old. Had it not been for the dry snacks I carried, my child would have starved and thrown a fit every now and then. Banaka chips, matri, papri, mixed nuts and even small chocos (not so healthy but allowed on trips) really helped. excellent post!

  • Reply Shamik September 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Snack item is very important in travel, especially for kids. I don’t have a kid but have traveled with group of friends who have kids. I should share this with my friends. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply ak September 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    The ready to go snacksist is great. However I am not with any toddler, but I will pass along the information to the friends of mine who happen to have them.

    Great post, btw.

  • Reply Anchal September 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    This is such a helpful post. Healthy snacks are a must even when travelling. Thank you for sharing these.

  • Reply Ruby singh September 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Sending the list to my sister, she can make good use out of it for my nephew.

  • Reply Ruchi Verma September 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I too carry banana chips and fruits and Parle G thats his fav

  • Reply Sonia September 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Those are some really good and helpful ideas.

  • Reply Vasantha Vivek September 14, 2017 at 11:47 am

    This is such ready to go pack list for all moms. I prefer anything with less oil and mostly home made. We also take freshly made fruit juices to keep us hydrated during travels. Happy to join with you for #MyFriendAlexa !!!

  • Reply anupriya September 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I pack a lot of nuts and raisins, bananas and chips for my kidwho is a very picky eater. Glad that some other mother also follows my line of thought while planning to travel with kids

  • Reply Aesha Shah September 14, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Easy to carry ans can satisfy hunger pangs on road. A list which includes all nutrients too.

  • Reply Obsessivemom September 14, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I’ve carried all these foods on various trips – idlis, makhans, banana chips etc. Cheese slices and nutella sandwiches were also big hits with the kids along with fruit – apples and bananas.

  • Reply Cheryl Sterling September 14, 2017 at 1:58 am

    We always took cereal and fruit on trips to give our children. Cut up grapes, Cheerios, anything small and not messy.
    Raising children is a hard job, and any shortcuts are welcome.

  • Reply keerthi vydyula September 14, 2017 at 1:21 am

    As i read this post and scrolled though the comments to post my comment…Saw what vinay posted in his comment and i was like “Bang On! Thats what i thought!” 😀 I myself carry most of the foods u mentioned in the post 😀

  • Reply monika September 13, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    do kids find the sunflower seeds tasty ?

  • Reply Vinay Leo R. September 12, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I don’t know about toddlers, but those foods make good snacks for any trip. 🙂 Nice one!

  • Reply Manisha Garg September 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I liked the list simple and easily done.

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