Ideally we like to stop every 2 hours to ensure that we can get out and stretch our legs. These don’t need to be big stops, just a 15 minute break can be enough time to walk (or run) around which can help to wear out little people.
My top snacks are things that can be eaten easily and stored in a bag (or a cooler bag if necessary). I like to make interesting things, not just the same old snacks – a real variety. And most of these snacks are 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge snacks – of course!
These snacks seem to keep my little one busy…for a while at least.
Top car snack ideas
1. Picking box
Filled with different things like vegetable sticks, fresh or fried fruit, nuts, dips, crackers, cheese and a few dark chocolate drops as a special treat.
Otherwise, I pick something from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge as it’s packed with recipes that are perfect for lunch boxes and even road trips.
2. Fruit chips
These are fun for the kids and can be made with apple, pear, courgette and sweet potato chips. I generally opt for the pear chips recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. This recipe makes 4 serves.
2 firm pears (200 grams)
1/2 tsp mixed spice (0.5 grams)
Pre heat oven to 120C / gas mark 0.5.
Thinly slice the pears and deseed (no need to peel).
Arrange the slices on a lined baking tray and sprinkle over the mixed spice. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool before serving as a crunchy, sweet side. Can be made ahead of time and stored in a ziplock bag until ready to serve.
3. Popcorn trail mix
Think air popped popcorn, sultanas, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots and chunky shredded coconut. Make it to suit your child’s tastes or use the recipe in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
4. Sugar free muffins
My little one loves the raspberry muffins from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Make them the day before and wrap them up to take in the car.