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Road trips have become kind of our “thing” lately. We go back to our place in MN every other weekend when I’m not working to mow the law and make sure every things doing alright. I’ll be honest with you, I’m more than excited for the day when we sell our home in Minnesota and don’t have to make the long 3-4 hour treks there bi-weekly, but in the meantime, we’re making the most of it. In the mean time it’s like a little family adventure that we’re “lucky” enough to take together. Music blasting, crazy dance parties, and snacks and games are what make the time pass and make our road trips go a little more smoothly.
For our next trip back, I decided to make a fun thrown-together Road Trip Trail Mix. Boy was it a hit! I took Alea with to the grocery store and let her pick out all of the elements for our trail mix. With the exception of all the candy and sugary cereal she wanted to add, of course! Letting Lou pick out the ingredients for our road-trip trail mix was not only fun, but giving her some control also made her like it a little more, too. She’s a notoriously picky eater, so the fact that we created a healthy snack for her to eat in the car was a huge victory!
Road Trip Trail Mix
1. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
2. Banana Chips
3. Dried Blueberries
4. Yogurt-Covered Raisins
1. It’s not rocket science.
2. Layer the ingredients in a container.
3. Shake the container to mix the ingredients together (and for fun)!
4. Hop in the car + enjoy a delicious snack and a quiet car.
Road trips and crumbly, sticky trail mix can be oh-so-messy though. Am I right? There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than a snacking, messy kid in our newer vehicles. Cory’s especially protective over his new Cruze we bought just a couple of months ago. I’m almost more concerned when it comes to my vehicle, though, because we were silly enough to fall for a car with light-tan cloth seats. Yep, lightly colored cloth and children don’t go so well!
Keeping Alea’s hands snack-free in the car is definitely a must; not only for her cleanliness but also for our sanity! We love keeping a tub of Wet-Nap wipes in the car to wash-up messy little fingers after snacking. These wipes are soft, strong, and infused with aloe so they’re gentle on Alea’s sensitive skin. We found ours at Walmart in the napkin aisle. If you’re headed out to get some, don’t forget to request your coupon here!
What snacks does your family love to munch on during summer road trips?