As we venture further towards the end of term and the school holidays, more and more parents are getting ready for those upcoming trips. For many of us, that will mean the obligatory flights, trains and car trips to ‘survive’ with their family brood. We all know how amazing it can be to have time off, to see loved ones and to explore new horizons, but when you are a parent, those experiences often come with quite a few extra worries as well. One of the top concerns is how to maintain healthy eating habits for your kids while you are travelling. From researching the best travel food recipes for babies and toddlers to finding the right lunchboxes and snack boxes with compartments that will fit multiple courses, it can seem like an uphill struggle. Since we here at Citron are all about making parents’ lives easier, we have a few helpful suggestions to get you on your way a little bit quicker.
Healthy Travel Food for Kids
Us parents know how crucial food and drinks can be to “managing” the moods of our little ones. This is even more important when we are travelling and you absolutely need to avoid a potential meltdown! Perhaps you have a long car ride or multiple transit connections to make or you just want to avoid the pitfalls of processed food on an airline? Whatever lies ahead, bringing your own snacks and meals can be a lifesaver when you are on the road (or in the air). By preparing your own lunches or snack selections you can be confident in all the ingredients and make sure that they are still getting their daily intake of essential vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates. When you are on the move, it is also worth upping the amount of probiotics and vitamin c they have in order to boost their immune system and guard against those travel bugs. To help you get the right balance, we have a range of great travel snack ideas and recipes you can try on our Instagram.
The Right Container
‘Its not about the destination, its about the journey’. Well, when you are travelling with kids, this certainly feels true. Any trip over about half an hour comes with a unique set of challenges, no matter which mode of transport you are using. What is important is that you have the right tools to ensure you can keep your little ones well fed and hydrated so you don’t have to deal with any ‘hangry’ miniature terrors. By choosing a kid’s lunchbox or snack container for kids with compartments you can provide a range of culinary options to suit your nutritious priorities and their desire for treats, all in one container. At Citron we have the 4 compartment lunchbox, the Grand Lunchbox with food jar and our colourful snack boxes, all of which can hold a variety of flavours and food types to suit even the fussiest of eaters.