Tomorrow we're flying with our one year old for the first time and the hardest part of packing has been figuring out what to bring for the plane ride and the hotel. Although we can technically feed her anything off a menu, I prefer to provide nutritious options whenever possible.
Here's what we're packing in our cooler:
Peas - Peas make an excellent snack. Believe it or not green peas are packed with protein. One cup contains about 7.9 grams, the same as a glass of milk. Pack them frozen and use them as a secondary ice pack until snack time, or pack them cooked for younger children.
Homemade Granola - Nuts, dried fruit, oats, yum. A delicious and healthy alternative to sugary store bought versions. Find the recipe I used here thanks to Elizabeth Rider.
That's It bars - Have you tried these yet? They literally have two ingredients. For example 1 apple and 1 pear. No sugar added, no preservatives.
Turkey - Organic Turkey breast. Sometimes we make our own but this time I took a shortcut and purchased the minimally seasoned version that our Whole Foods location makes in house.
Cheese - Look for organic to avoid antibiotics and growth hormones. I went with Horizon Organic Mozzarella sticks. They're packed individually so they're easy when traveling and only have a few ingredients.
What healthy snacks do you pack when you're on the road?