Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own.
The weather is warming up and, for us, that means we are out and about even more. We pack a bag of snacks and drinks, get the girls ready to go, and then take a drive. It’s Colby’s favorite thing to do on nice days when we don’t have anything else going on. As long as the girls have some snacks —and a bit of technology— they are good to go!
Perfect On the Go Snack
Finding nutritious snacks for the girls is perhaps the biggest challenge, which is why we love Dannon® Danimals® Smoothies. First, flavor names like Strawberry Explosion® and Rockin’ Raspberry® make them fun and appealing to kids. This means the girls are more open to having a delicious smoothie for a snack making our job a little easier. And, unlike other snacks we have given them before, they are not loaded up with artificial colors and flavors.
Not to mention, they are perfect for travel! Danimals® Smoothies are snack-sized, sealed and ready to drink. We can fit an entire 12-pack in a small cooler and make sure the girls have plenty to last them on our day drives. Plus, currently at Walmart, you can stock up for less! A 12-pack is under $5.00, and if you use Ibotta, you can save another $1.00. This Ibotta offer is also valid for the 18-pack as well.
In addition to packing these perfect on-the-go snacks for the kids, here are more tips to help keep things going smooth on your next day trip:
- Bring a travel pillow and light blanket. In addition to getting hungry, the kids will most likely also get tired. Being able to cuddle up in their own space will help keep the kids quiet and comfortable along the drive.
- Make regular stops. With younger kids, bathroom breaks may be more frequent, therefore be prepared to stop. Otherwise, getting out and letting everyone stretch their legs helps reduce cramping and swelling.
- Play games. Staying entertained with songs, car games, stories and other fin activities keeps everyone happy. Digital games are easy for travel and can be played anywhere.
Remember, with every one in the car, bringing along nutritious snacks, such as Danimals® Smoothies, keeps the kids from having too much sugar. This will help maintain a bit of calm so that the day will be great for everyone!
What’s your best day trip tip?
Don’t forget to stock up on Danimals® Smoothies before you go. Plus, save another $1 when you use Ibotta. The rebate is valid on Danimals® Smoothies for any variety, 12 pack or larger, through March 19, 2017.