Summer is right around the corner and our family bucket list is getting longer and longer by the day! Spending time together outside is my favorite way to spend those long hot sunny days. Hikes, water parks, and our annual summer road trip to the lake are at the tippity top of our list! I can’t wait to start adventuring with my crew! I look forward to our family road trip every single summer. As messy and as loud as they are, road trippin with my crew holds some of my all time favorite memories!
My kids are big time snackers. Who am I kidding, I’m a big time snacker too. I never leave the house without a snack box. When we road trip I build a snack box big enough to last the entire drive there and restock it on the way back. It ensures they are eating quality whole foods (with a few treats) and keeps us out of the drive through, which saves us money and greasy finger marks all over my car windows!
One trip to Kroger to snag all of our favorites and we are set! I love all of the Simple Truth organic options they have been introducing recently and their produce is beautiful!
I like to mix it up from time to time, but here is a general list of what I pack in our road trip snack boxes. Feel free to customize to your families dietary needs and preferences.
Road trip nack box essentials:
- Honest Kids juice boxes
- Vermont beef sticks
- dried fruit
- nuts & seeds
- Kroger classic trail mix
- goldfish cheese crackers
- Simple Truth seaweed snacks
- fig bars
I also keep a cooler in the back seat with fresh fruits and veggies to balance out all the snacks! I always freeze water bottles in a advance to use as ice packs. They stay cold for most of the trip and when they do thaw out, we have an ice cold water to wash down all the snacks, all while saving a little room!
Pre portioned dips and snack pouches are lifesavers for road trips. I don’t like to pre cut our fruits, whole fruits last longer in the car and make for easy clean up. Lots and lots of sliced and pre cut veggies. We love protein snack bars and powerballs too. Heres our go to list.
- fresh whole fruits (apples, bananas, cuties etc)
- pre-chopped veggies (carrots, cucumbers bell peppers, celery etc)
- Simple Truth hummus
- ranch cups
- Simple Truth applesauce
- Simple Truth cheese sticks
- frozen water bottles
I always have a fully stocked first aid kit for the summer in my trunk. Whether we are road trippin to the lake or playing at the park it ALWAYS comes in handy. I’ve had so many moms thank me for having it on hand in a pinch!
First Aid kit
- pedialyte powder mix-ins
- Kroger sunblock stick
- Kroger sunblock spray
- Simple Truth silver wound spray
- Simple Truth silver wound gel
- anti bacterial ointment
- hand sanitizer
- Acetaminophen (adult and children)
- Ibuprohpen (adult and children)
- bandaids (all sizes)
- alcohol wipes
- antibacterial hand wipes
- gauze pads
- Kroger antacid chews
- sunburn relief spray
I picked all of this up at my local Kroger store. The pharmacists there are so helpful with OTC needs. They even took the time to step away from behind the counter and help me find everything I needed to properly stock my kit!
What are your plans for summer? I would love to know what’s on your bucket list? Leave me a comment below and share your summer plans with us! I hope these useful healthy tips will make your next road trip a success!
Did I miss something? Share with us below your must have car kit essentials!! Happy summering!!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.
Are those snack boxes from kroger also?
All contents are Kroger! The box I have had for awhile! I believe I found them on Amazon!
Where can i get that lunch box?
I’ve had this box for a while now. I believe I snagged it off Amazon!
Where did you get the snack container? It seems bigger than the usual. 😊
It is from Amazon!
Love this! Where are those boxes from?
It is a total game changer! They will love it! It is from Amazon!
Where did you get the boxes for the snacks and first aid kit?
All contents are Kroger, the box I believe I snagged off Amazon!
LOL, I know everyone has been asking about those awesome containers, and I know you said you got them on Amazon… could you pretty please let me know the brand? I can’t tell in that first pic if it’s Sterilite, or if it’s a specific-to-lunches Bento style box. Thank you!
Do you have a link for those snack boxes? I saw you said amazon but I can’t find it!
I also keep paper towels and wet wipes and towels too. Just in case we have a storm come up and in the South it can happen in a second.
Your ideas are great!
Love those ideAs!
The container is a Sterlite Divided Case.
Hello! Do you have the link for this box you used? I cannot find it on amazon either!
Great post. As my husband is planning a road trip for the next weekend so your post is very helpful to me so that I can purchase this amazing snacks box for my son so that he can eat a variety of things on our trip. Keep sharing such fantastic tips with the moms.
Safe travels! Happy to be a help!
HWRE IS THE LINK YALL: Sterilite 14028606 Divided Case, Clear Case & Blue Aquarium Latches w/ Freshwater Tint Trays, 6-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V87C69W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OcOqCb5C22VW1
It looks like the boxes are Sterilite. Here’s the amazon link for those looking: Sterilite 14028606 See-Through Divided Cases Aquarium Latches and Freshwater Tint Trays, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I3YXFXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_20ZqCb5YZY2FC
My local Sam’s club had a 2 pack of the sterilte container for 6.91
How many quarts is that cooler? Do you have the link for that cooler?
I’m sorry I do not!! It is a beverage cooler. Holds snacks and drinks at most!!
What is the brand name on the container snack box