6 HEALTHY TRAVEL SNACK IDEAS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
Hello everyone! Sorry for being so irregular on my blog. Believe me, I am trying hard to juggle my virtual existence on my Instagram profile, my business page and this, my blog.
A lot has happened since I wrote my last post, the highlight being a live session on radio and social media with radio Mirchi in my capacity as a mom blogger! You can see the video here!!
I just came back from a vacation to the beautiful city of Udaipur and had a great time there. Travelling with a toddler can be tricky as the topmost priority on a moms mind is to feed them safe and healthy food wherever we go.
So today I want to share with you a list of eatables I carry when we are outdoors for a long time.
FIND THE RIGHT CONTAINER
🔶 Buy small size containers so that they take little space in your diaper bag
🔶make sure they have tight lids to avoid accidental spills
🔶These containers also double up as bowls in case you are carrying baby cereal like Cerelac.. you just need to add some hot water, and your meal is ready.
🔶it makes a great and healthy snack especially for teething babies
🔶It also helps me keep Noddy engaged and entertained for quite sometime as he loves to pick them up one by one and put it in his mouth😊
( Yay! to baby-led weaning💃)
ROASTED FOX NUTS
🔶called “makahna” in Hindi, they are my recent addition to Noddy’s list of snacks.
🔶Very easily available, quick to prepare and last a long time
🔶 Make sure you cut them in half to check for worms. Small size also prevents choking in babies
🔶Dry roast them on a low flame till they get crisp to the core.. that’s it! Easy peezy!!
🔶this one was a serendipitous finding at the breakfast buffet in out hotel
🔶Since Noddy is teething, he loves to munch on crispy corn flakes
🔶Again, the bite size is just right for babies to pick up and eat on their own.
🔶 A super food for babies, we all know the multiple benefits of introducing bananas to their diet
🔶 Easy to carry and eat. Carry a spoon with you if your baby is at a stage where he eats mashed food. As Noddy is 1 now and has crossed that stage, he loves to take small bites by himself
🔶Keep it at the top of your bag, or in a separate pocket, wrapped in a plastic sheet to make sure there’s no spillage in case it gets squashed while travelling
🔶Most hotels serve 🍌 in their breakfast buffet. I never forget to pick one and save it in my bag for the rest of the day.
🔶You can try baby cookies from different brands available online. Our favorite is nutriibowl
🔶Glucose biscuits and soup sticks are another option which are easily available and loved by babies. Although refined sugar is not recommended in babies below one year of age, but once in a while won’t hurt.
🔶Make sure you carry these in small containers I mentioned earlier as they tend to get crushed in a bag.
READY TO EAT BABY FOOD
🔶Again, I don’t prefer to use them when I am at home but they make a good and safe option when we are travelling
🔶Carry Cerelac powder in a quantity to suffice a meal in the small containers. All you will need is some hot water. These days, an electric kettle and bottled mineral water is easy to get in hotels. I also carry a small flask with me while I am going out for sight seeing/airport.
🔶Another option which Noddy loves is fruit and vegetable puree by Happibo foods. They come in small sizes and are sealed. So again they are very convenient to use and carry. Noddy like the Mango and Sweet Potato puree the most.
YOU CAN TRY THESE TOO
🔶Idli, paper dosa, chapati and parantha are easily available wherever we go and are relatively safer options to try with the baby
🔶Another favourite food with babies is french fries. Being a fried food, it’s always on the bottom of my list and I try it only when I don’t have any other option.
So, that’s it! That’s my list of foods I carry and try with Noddy when I am outdoors. Hope you find it useful enough.
You might also want to read my post on other things to pack for the baby when travelling.
Do let me know how helpful this post was for you!
Until next time! Chow!! ❤️