Ever wonder which snacks a dietitian packs for her family when they're on the go? Meet Lindy Lemieux, pediatric dietitian at the Denver Children's Hospital and active mom of two little Globetotters. Read on to find out what she recommends for her kids, husband and us, too! 


If your kids are anything like mine, they will successfully eat an entire day's worth of calories over the course of a four-hour plane ride. We need healthy snacks that don't take up too much room in a carry-on, don't rot or get soggy, and don't make me feel guilty halfway through the trip. These are a few of my favorites:

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* Carrots or celery (add nut butter for fun dipping)
* Fresh fruits (pick what's durable and won't get smooshed)
* Trail mix (easily make your own with bulk ingredients)
* Lara Bars or RXBars (the best are kids' favorite flavors)
* Crunchy chick peas (better than chips or pretzels, but still crunchy!)
* Jerky (lots of protein!)
* Babybel cheese (won't go bad or get soggy as fast as most cheeses)
* Nut and nut clusters (filling and yummy!)