Mess-Free Road Trip Snacks

We’re having a mess-free summer with the help of Jif™Bars as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #TeamJif

We have one week left and summer and we are making the most of it! Even though I know we did a lot of stuff this summer, I feel like we could have done more. As I counted down the days until school ended, I thought the summer would feel drag one and I would be longing for the kids to go back to school. Instead, it flew on by and I am trying to find ways to soak up as much of summer as we can in this last week. 

Up first? The boys and I are hitting the road for a little Mom & Son road trip. This was a very last minute trip that I booked on a whim last Friday. We are headed up to Westchester, New York to check out the Legoland Discovery Center. I have already pre-warned them that this will not be like our trip to Legoland Florida and they shouldn’t be expecting anything like that. Let’s hope they remember that. 

As I am quickly packing for our trip, I know that road trip snacks are a must. I don’t know why but it seems like when we are in the car for more than 45 minutes everyone is constantly hungry. Since I am cleaning the car out in preparation for our trip, mess-free snacks are a must!

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Mess-Free Road Trip Snacks

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The first on my mess-free road trip snack list are Creamy Peanut Butter Jif™ Bars. Jif Bars are made with the Jif peanut butter you know and love and combine creamy Jif peanut butter and a chewy granola bar. They are perfect for snacking on the go and leaving the mess at home. 

String cheese is another great mess-free snack that we all love, both in the car and out. The only mess you have is the wrapper so don’t forget to bring a plastic bag for trash!

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You know goes well with string cheese? Grapes! I always throw a bunch in a container and it’s almost a guarantee that they will be gone before we reach our destination. If we are eating grapes, I like to make sure we have some hands wipes on hand just in case they get a little sticky. 

Now that I have all my snacks ready to go,  I need to pack them up. I have a little obsession with making caddies to help simplify our lives. The boys have a homework caddy and I have a mobile work station caddy. It should come as no surprise that I have one for eating in the car. 

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This caddy has saved my backseat from being strewn with empty wrappers or spilled food. I fill the caddy up with snacks and drinks and set it in between the boys. They can both reach what they want and I don’t have to try to hand out snacks from the front seat. This is a big help, especially when I am driving!

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If you are traveling and you don’t need snacks, you could also use the caddy to hold books, coloring books, crayons, and small toys!

How are you soaking up the last days of summer?

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