Updated June 13, 2023
Preparing these nutritious baby travel snacks will ensure your baby continues to enjoy healthy food – even when you’re out and about!
Whilst we don’t usually recommend using food as a way of occupying your child, there’s no doubt that some healthy travel snacks come in VERY handy when you’re out and about!
Whether your baby is facing a long stretch in his stroller/pushchair, or you’re setting off on a lengthy trip, your baby will definitely appreciate some tasty treats to help that time fly by!
(Don’t forget to visit our finger foods page for more information about allowing your baby to feed himself).
By preparing your own snacks for your baby ahead of time, you can be sure that the foods he will be eating when you’re ‘on the go’ will be healthy.
Otherwise, you may find yourself in the situation where you have to give him a pre-packaged – possibly unsuitable – snack, because there are no healthy alternatives available.
And if you’re setting off on a long road trip with your baby, there may simply be nowhere to get your baby a snack when he needs one!
It’s important to watch your baby at all times when he’s snacking – particularly in the car.
Unless there is an adult passenger available to sit beside your baby when he eats, DON’T allow him to eat in a moving car.
It may add a little extra time to your journey, but pulling over for a snack is the safest option for your baby by far!
Here are a few ideas for simple but healthy travel snacks for your baby. We’d love to hear your ideas, too, so please contact us with your suggestions…
Many cooks like to blanch certain vegetables because it enhances their colour and maintains their crisp texture, particularly if they are destined for the freezer.
But the texture of blanched vegetables is also ideal for babies to enjoy as finger foods – they will not be as “mushy” as fully cooked vegetables, but will be more tender than raw.
To blanch vegetables for your baby:
And that’s it – your veggies are ready to serve!