Finally, you are traveling and with Kids and wondering what to carry and what not. Being born and bought up in the Metropolitan City of Mumbai gave me the opportunity to explore a different types of food and different cuisines since childhood.
As a first-time mom, I used to consult my mom, especially during traveling, about what wonderful food I must carry for my kids.
I remembered during my childhood my mom used to carry a variety of food during traveling. Of course, I have added my few items as well which my kids love during traveling.
1. Methi Paratha I Thelpa Recipe(fenugreek flatbread)
2. Sukhadi or Gur Papadi or Gol Papadi – gujarati recipe
3. Methi Khakhra – gujarati savory flat bread
4. Eggless Banana Oats Muffins
5. Til Chikki/Sesame Chikki
6. Soft and Chewy Granola Bars
7. Churma Laddoos
9. Home Made dry Bhel or Jhal Muri
10. Oats or wheat cookies
11. Home-made celerac
12. Makhana or foxnuts
Let’s jump into the recipes!
Methi Paratha I Thelpa Recipe(fenugreek flatbread):
This is a famous breakfast or snack recipe made with whole wheat flour, some chickpea flour, Fenugreek leaves, and some Indian spices These are easy to make, easy to carry, does not get spoiled, can be stored up to 2 days at room temperature, and can be eaten with chutney, pickle, with Curd, Yogurt, with butter or can be enjoyed plain.
Click here to know the recipe How to make Methi Thepla
Sukhadi or Gur Papadi or Gol Papadi – gujarati recipe
A healthy snack recipe made with Whole wheat flour, clarified butter ie., Ghee and Jaggery. You can also add in some dry fruits like chopped roasted almonds, chopped dried Coconut, Khus-Khus (Poppy seeds), and saunf(fennel seeds) for that extra crunch or you can keep it plain if your kids prefer it that way. Again, these are easy to make, easy to carry, and can be stored for up to 3 months at room temperature. Well in my house these Gol Papadis are all sold out before a weeks’ time.
visit this blog of mine for the recipe of Sukhadi 15 minutes kids-friendly sweet recipe that is healthy, delicious, and easy to make!
Khakhra is a Gujarati recipe which you will find in almost all Gujarati families as a snack. It is crunchy, spicy, tasty, and can be eaten any time of the day. You can enjoy it with a drizzle of ghee on the top of it or make it like masala papad – just replace the papad with the Khakhra or make dry Khakhra Bhel and it tastes amazing. Khakhra is made of whole wheat, salt, Math flour, and some spices.
Also, read the 5 interesting ways to serve Khakhara to kids
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
These mini muffins are made with Banana, oatmeal, and whole wheat flour, a delicious snack recipe that you can prepare in less time and is easy to store and carry.
To know the recipe for Banana Oatmeal muffins click here
Til/Sesame Chikki: Til/Sesame chikki
Til Chikki reminds me of my childhood when my mom used to prepare in the winter season and when we used to go for our school picnic. Made with very few ingredients like Sesame and Jaggery, a quick and easy-to-make snack recipe you must carry while traveling.
Click here for the recipe of Til/sesame chikki
Made with Honey, Oats, nuts, seeds, sesame seeds, these healthy and tasty Granola bars are a sure snack to occupy a place in your travel bag.
Try the easy recipe of Granola bars here
A delicacy of Rajasthan and Gujarat made with whole wheat flour, gur, ghee, and coconut is surely an energy booster, a filler, and a healthy snack for kids.
Recipe for Churma Ladoos: How to make Churmaa ladoos
A healthy snack made with nuts, seeds, grains, and dry fruits. This can be eaten anytime and gives a power punch to your kids – a must-have in your travel bag.
Click here for the recipe: How to make Trail mix that is healthy and nutritious
Home Made dry Bhel or Jhal Muri
This one is the easiest recipe that you can prepare and carry while traveling. We also call it Jhal Muri in Bengali. You just need some puffed rice, some nuts, boiled potatoes, some spices and fried Sev i.e., Bengal gram.
Want to know how to prepare Jhal Muri: How to make Jhal Muri | Instant Dry Bhel | Jhal Muri recipe
Oats or wheat cookies
These healthy and nutritious cookies are made with whole wheat flour, oats, cinnamon powder, and salt. These tiny babies make a perfect companion in your travel especially while traveling with kids.
Want to know how to make Oats cookies? Click here
Home made cerelac is a dry porridge powder that is made with some lentils, dry fruits, Elichi and gur which is optional. This Homemade cerelac powder is very nutritious, healthy, and keeps your baby full for a long time. Carry this homemade cerelac powder while traveling, you just need hot water and your porridge will be ready in minutes.
Want to know the recipe of homemade cerelac: Homemade Cerelac Recipe | 6-month Baby food | six months plus baby food
Makhana or foxnuts
Makhana or foxnuts are super delicious and super nutritious nuts. They are easy to make with butter or with some spice, high in fiber and hence easy to digest to the small stomach of your kids. If you are traveling with an infant, you can make Makhana porridge, just need some hot water and honey for sweetness and your Foxnut porridge is ready.
How to make Makhana Porridge: click here for the recipe
If you have any suggestions for food that can be carried by moms during travel, do comment and let me know I will add them here.