Dear readers, I have a new Guest Post for you. Usually, I almost exclusively post vegan articles. This time, however, I decided to post a Vegetarian article written by Kristin. I very much like the topic of travelling with children because I think that might be interesting for many of you. So, thank you Kristin for this article!
Planning a family trip with your little one for the first time? If so, then you have lots of planning and preparation to do! One of the biggest things that you should put into consideration before you head out are the foods that you should bring for your baby.
As we all know, your baby is still in his growing years so it is important for him to get the nourishment he needs. Sadly, your baby can’t get the nutrition his body needs from packaged foods and fast foods. Because of this, it is up to you to make the right food choices for your little one. Don’t worry, though! We are right behind you! We are here to help you find the best travel food for your baby.
Travel Food Ideas for Babies
Wondering what are the most hassle- and stress- free foods to prepare for your travel with your baby? Well, here are some common food ideas that are very easy to prepare and will not take much of your time:
This is one of the healthy foods that travel well as it does not easily get spoiled or damaged. Plus, they are a breeze to pack!
The most hygienic, safe and convenient travel food that you can bring for your child are fruits. Some of the fruits to bring include papaya, banana, melon, watermelon, and apples. You can just simply cut these up or you can mash them if you baby can’t consume solid foods yet.
If you are no longer breastfeeding, milk should be on this list. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between milk powder or formula.
In addition to milk, cheese is one of the best dairy products that will keep your child’s tummy full and his taste buds satisfied.
Homemade Travel Baby Food Ideas
Of course, you can always decide to go homemade. But you must be warned, though, going this route may take plenty of time and lots of effort. However, it will be worth it! After all, you are rest assured that your baby will be eating well prepared and highly nutritious dishes.
Some of the homemade baby food that you can prepare for your trip include porridges, mashed potato, fruit, smoothies and veggie purees.
Things You May Need:
- Food Grinder
Preparing your baby’s food will almost always involve grinding up fruits or vegetables. Bringing a grinder with you is the best way to ensure that you can prepare your baby’s food, whenever, wherever.
- Milk Frother
Many people think that a milk frother can only be used for whipping up mean caffeinated beverages but this can also be highly useful in preparing your baby’s milk. Since you will be traveling for long hours, your baby’s milk may tend to lose its freshness or worse, become stale and the best way to keep it fresh is by heating it up and a milk frother can help you do just that.
- Freezer Bags
Putting snacks in freezer bags is the best way to keep drinks, fruits and other meals fresh all day long.
- Storage Containers
If you have prepared plenty of foods in advance, you will need additional storage containers so you can divide the food in servings.
- Whisk or Masher
In the event that you have no access to electricity, a whisk or masher is the next best tool that you can use to mix, process or grind your baby’s food.
With these tools, preparing homemade baby food will never be as easy!
As a parent, it is up to you to make sure that your child will be safe, comfortable and properly nourished during your trip. To do this, you can just bring with you some fresh fruits, veggies, cereals and milk products. But if you want your kid to enjoy clean, nutritious and delicious dishes, you should prepare his foods yourself.
In addition to these, there are a few other tips to keep in mind. For one, you should make sure that the foods that you have brought with you are still fresh before you feed them to your baby. This means that you should learn how to properly pack and store his meals. Lastly, you should protect your baby’s food from sun exposure so it won’t spoil easily.
We hope that the tips and ideas that we mentioned above have been useful for you. We wish a safe, fun and smooth sailing trip for you and your family!
My name is Kristin, and I’m a housewife with big love for cooking. When I’m not bringing on the Food Network and attempting to become America’s Next Top Chef, I’m browsing online for unique recipes to awe my friends with. Now I ‘m a founder and main editor for Taste Insight, my blog about nutrition and vegetarian food!