Friday, August 01, 2008
While on the go, it can be frustrating when your children start to get hungry and you have no backup. The last thing you want to do is stop at a fast food joint just because it is easy. Prepare ahead of time if you plan on going on a trip. Pack up those goodies yourself, and make sure they are fresh and are unprocessed. You don't want a snack that is packed full of sugars and icky preservatives.
When you pack up these snacks, be mindful of the contents you are putting together so you can have a balance of carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fiber. It will ensure that your children keep a healthy blood sugar level. Great examples would be celery and peanut butter, cheese and crackers, or tortilla chips and bean dip. Equip yourself with these healthy snacks, and be prepared with easy storage containers.
Try to avoid the drive-thru at all costs. Especially when you are going on a long trip, your children will not have much of a chance to get out and run off all of that not-so-healthy food. Plus, you want to instill in your children good eating habits that they will be able to carry on as they grow.