This post, Toddler Travel Snacks: Disney Edition, was sponsored by Stretch Island as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I have a confession to make: I’m a closet Disney Freak.
I know, I know. I didn’t understand it either until my boyfriend, now husband, took me over seven years ago.
At just 20 years old, I was quite skeptical going for my first time. I hadn’t gone as a kid, so I wasn’t sure I would be sold on the Disney Magic.
Fast forward seven years later and I am officially obsessed and have been at least eight or nine times. Disney holds some of our greatest family memories.
Disney is where we announced our pregnancy with Ransom, and even though we said we wouldn’t take him as a baby, he’s gotten to go every year.
A New Tradition
This year, we are foregoing our traditional Christmas routine of presents, presents, and more presents in favor of an experience this year, Disney at Christmas Time.
I have grown a lot this year and have really tried to be more present in the moment, express gratitude for everything I have, and focus more on making memories than collecting things.
We will be back home for the actual holiday, but we are looking forward to spending one of the most magical holiday seasons in the most magical place on earth!
Toddler Travel Snacks
Now that I have done this a few times, I know that a Disney vacation with a toddler is truly no vacation at all, and you actually need a vacation once you get home.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but we like to pack our days with as much fun as possible, which leaves one tired Mama at the end of our trip.
That’s why I try to prepare as much as possible before we leave, starting with the snacks.
Sometimes we stay on Disney property, and sometimes we don’t. This year we will be staying in the offsite time share, which means that it will be much easier to bring snacks with us and pick up a few extra things at the grocery store before we hit the park.
Here is what I will be bringing along to keep hanger at bay – for both me and Ransom 😉 in my Toddler Travel Snacks: Disney Edition.
5 Toddler Travel Snacks: Disney Edition
We used to purchase a Disney Dining Plan, but quickly realized it just wasn’t the best way to go for us. We either got WAY too much food, our not enough, depending on the plan.
It’s easy to save a lot of money by bringing your own snacks into the park, you likely will find a healthier option than what is traditionally offered, and it is always a plus to have something tucked away in my purse for when we are on the verge of a meltdown!
Technically most of these snacks could be packed in your luggage if you’re staying on Disney property, but since we are not this year, we will just be making a quick trip to the grocery store to grab our fresh foods.
All moms of toddlers know that you can pretty much use fruit snacks for any type of bribery that you need, which is especially helpful when your three year old can’t understand why he needs to wait in line for the Peter Pan ride.
Tucked inside my purse?
Stretch Island Fruit Leathers and Organic Fruit Strips which contain 0 grams of added sugar. I love this product because all of the sugar in Stretch Island fruit snacks comes naturally from fruit puree concentrates and fruit juice concentrates.
Ransom finds them to be exceptionally delicious, and I can feel good knowing that he is getting a wholesome snack (before he stuffs his face with a Mickey Mouse ice cream the size of his head 😉 )
These fruit strips have been made the same way for more than 40 years with a focus on simple ingredients and minimal processing. Stretch Island’s delicious, fruit- based snacks are a perfect option for any family because they can accommodate many different dietary needs.
Made with 100% fruit ingredients. these snacks are vegan and gluten free. Plus, both the Fruit Strips and Fruit Bites are USDA Organic.
FRESH FLORIDA CITRUS
I always preach eating seasonal produce, so you bet when we are in Florida in the winter time that we are buying up some fresh Florida citrus!
Don’t judge, but we actually bring an extra suitcase to bring all of our citrus home with us!! Some of our most fun memories are traveling around to different tiny citrus farms to find the best produce.
We typically purchase a variety of oranges and grapefruit, and are always on the look out for small, easy to peel tangerines and clementines for Ransom and his tiny hands.
Learn more about the health benefits of citrus fruits in my Seasonal Winter Produce Guide!
CHEESE STICKS AND CRACKERS
My son LOVES cheese sticks, and I love them because they are a no-mess option, you simply throw them in the bag and go. I pick up a pack of whole grain crackers to pair them with and we are good-to-go!
APPLES AND PEANUT BUTTER
A classic staple, I love apples and peanut butter any time of year! But apples are my favorite fruit for traveling because you can throw them in your purse and they withstand just about anything. Simple grab a few individually wrapped peanut butter packages and you’re ready to go.
HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX
I typically throw together my homemade trail mix before we leave and just put it in my suitcase. It is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make sure that we’ve always got a nutritious option available.
This year in mine I have dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, raw almonds and pecans. Simple, and delicious.
Now tell me, are you a Disney fan? What snacks do you typically bring or buy when you’re there? Let me know in the comments below!
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