Field Trip Snacks – What’s Cooking Wednesday Link Up

Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by


It’s inevitable isn’t it? That even if you feed your children, before heading out on a trip, it won’t be long before someone begins whining, “I’m hungry.”

We know, we’ve been there.  With three growing boys, this Jersey Family Fun mom is not about to spend all our spending money on over-priced snacks. Instead, we bring our own.

Here’s our list of the best field-trip, road-trip snacks. We’ve kept in mind the following, snacks that are:

  • easy to divide into kid-size portions
  • minimally messy
  • affordable
  • somewhat healthy
  • have minimal waste

with that in mind

Jersey Family Fun’s Best

Field Trip Snack Ideas

  • Soft pretzels
  • Cheerios
  • Goldfish or Bite-size crackers
  • Fruits
    • grapes – if you remove them from the stem ahead of time, there will be nothing left behind to clean up.
    • berries – same idea as above.
    • bananas
    • apples
  • Vegetables – some vegetables travel well when cut into bite size sticks
    • Carrot
    • Celery
    • Peppers
  • Refillable water bottles – plenty of attractions and rest stops have water fountains. Even if you fill it first with juice, you can refill it along the way with water and cut down on expenses and your child’s sugar intake.
  • Dried fruit
  • Home made cookies
  • Granola bars (store bought or homemade)
  • String cheese
  • Drinkable yogurt
  • Juice boxes


Readers and Bloggers, have a recipe that makes a great snack for road trips, please share it for this week’s link up.


Posted in: All, Kids Cooking, Places to Visit in New Jersey

Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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