Best Family Travel Companions: Food and Fun

Lenny and Larry’s cookies

The month of September, as we transition from summer to autumn, is one of my favorite times to take my family on a trip upstate, to New England, or simply up the island to Nassau County. One of our top priorities is making sure everyone is well-fed and entertained during our car trips, and we always love to mix it up with different games, snacks, and toys.

I have below five unique family-friendly snacks and travel companions that the whole family will love and appreciate.

Lenny & Larry’s

Perfect for camping, their fresh-baked cookies are vegan-friendly, non-GMO and free of soy/dairy. Plus, you can find these tasty treats in all major stores in flavors like the mouthwatering limited time only Apple Pie or classics such as Double Chocolate, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and more!  Their smaller 2oz size cookies are the perfect size with a whopping 8 grams of plant-based protein and 5 grams of fiber per 2oz cookie, these cookies are sure to keep you full and satisfied during your outdoor adventure. Free ground shipping on orders over $55.

Junkless Foods

JUNKLESS granola bars are family-friendly granola bars that contain no artificial flavors or preservatives and are non-GMO with less 6 grams of sugar or less! Their four flavors include Cinnamon Roll, 100% Real Strawberries, Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (my favorite). The bars are sold on Amazon and in select stores around the country, including ShopRite stores in the NY Tri-State area. Both my daughter and my son love them and request them almost daily.

Junkless granola bars

Cuddle Case

This super cute child-friendly tech protector, which comes in pink and blue, is completely customizable and protects tablets from breakingCuddle Case is also machine washable, and is so soft to the touch. Prices range from $24.99 – $34.99 and fits 9.7” tablets- Fits iPad Pro 9.7,” iPad Air & Air 2, iPad 2, 3, 4. Galaxy 9.7” models. My children have the Bluebeary color. Purchase online.

Cuddle case bluebeary blonde model 300

American Sign Language Babies

While on the road, parents can teach children a few signs in ASL with DawnSign’s baby board books. It’s a great way to get and keep some silence in the car while teaching your children another way to communicate with the equivalent of a foreign language. One of my first languages was ASL and I love the opportunity to sign with my two children. Purchase online($16.99)


FBOMB’s all-natural macadamia nut butter.  The letter “F” stands for fat.  This deliciously creamy, low-sugar macadamia nut butter has just the right amount of nut bits and is peanut and gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian, keto- and paleo-friendly. The 1-ounce snack comes in three delectable flavors that are vegan-friendly (Macadamia with Coconut, Macadamia with Sea Salt, Macadamia Pecan with Sea Salt) and one non-vegan option for when you want something sweet (Salted Chocolate Macadamia). These are perfect to have before or after a full morning or afternoon of hiking.


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