How to Road Chip, Snack-Style

We've been road-tripping a lot lately--while we were in Ontario visiting my parents, to and from Wyoming and Teton National Park with a great stop at the Craters of the Moon National Monument, and around Washington for various things.

On a typical, long road trip, I usually pack lunches and a mishmash of snacks.  But for those trips, I also use a cooler bag. This past week, we took a quick jaunt up to Seattle with two of Faith's friends, so I wanted easy snacks, per kid, with the caveat that they would probably be stored in the car.  We also don't worry too much about food balance on road trips, it's our time to have a little bit of fun snack items.

So with a little "Road-Chip" inspiration, and a pantry stash of all sorts of items left from our prior road trips, we packed four EasyLunchboxes as snack boxes for our drive.

I made four identical boxes, with a mix of loose and prepackaged snacks, in case anyone wanted to carry a few items in their pockets.  Since I was a little iffy on time-frame, I skipped all perishables but frozen yogurts.  We actually had a lovely sunny day in WA and no one wants to ruin a road trip with spoiled snacks.  We already had lunch plans, so fun snacking it was!

What's in them?
  • Homemade cookies
  • Granola bars
  • White cheddar cheese puffs
  • Fruit snacks
  • Frozen yogurt tubes
  • Rice Krispy treats (not pictured)
  • Water bottles (also not pictured)

We ended up very thankful for having our snacks, once we hit the return traffic on 5.  There's really only one way from where we live to Seattle, so an accident throws off the drive.  But with food and four kids entertaining each other?  At least it was peaceful.

Are you road-tripping (or road-chipping) this summer?  Check out One Momma Saving Money for great road trip game ideas.

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