Snacks for the On-The-Go Mom

{Snacks for the On-the-go-Mom}

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A perfect list of things to always have on hand for the Mommy-on-the-go this Summer #portableprotein #MeatCheeseNuts #CollectiveBias

I am so excited for this summer. It is our first where William will be in sports so we get to go cheer him on. We will of course also spend every spare second at the pool or the park with friends, hikes in the National parks and of course the BBQ’s will be a plenty. This is the reason that I moved; to enjoy the amazing weather and have a ton to do with our family and friends. But I’m sure that I am not alone when I say that there’s always something I wish I had on hand.

 I can’t even count the times I get ready for a play date, afternoon at the park, or a hike up the canyon and totally forget about packing things for myself. So today I’m sharing my Mom-on-the-go pack. The items that I keep on hand for both emergency situations as well as those tummy grumbling situations.

Whether the kids get wet when we weren’t expecting, and I wish I had a bag for their wet clothes, one of them fell and skinned their knee, the kids are “starving and about to wither away” even though lunch was 45 minutes ago, or half of that BBQ ended up down the front of your shirt I always am wishing I had that one thing that could make the situation better.

1- I always have a stock of leftover grocery bags that I tie into a loose knot and keep on hand for either a make shift garbage while at the park, holding wet clothes, or a million other reasons.

2- Neosporin is a MUST because the kids are always getting hurt while we are out and about. Along with that is Band-Aids. When we bought our car last month my kids got hurt at least 4 times and I hadn’t put Band-Aids in the car yet. They were so mad at me because that was the only thing that would make them better at the time. I learned my lesson and we now have our Spongebob Band-Aids in the car at all times.

3- Sunscreen is a necessity all summer long. I don’t have to worry about if I have remembered to put some on the kids before leaving, or put some in my bag before walking out the door. 

4- Having spare underwear for both kids is a lifesaver. There’s times with Gracie that we might have an accident while out and about. 2 year olds are super unpredictable! And you never know when the kids may find a puddle to jump into, or a sprinkler to run thru and you’ll need at least some new undies to put them in!

5- For my own sanity I keep a bottle of Tylenol in the survival kit. Sun + kids + long hours can be cause for a nasty headache.

6- Hand Sanitizer is my saving grace when we are out in public. There’s so many times that the kids will be playing at the playground and then want a snack, but there’s no bathroom in sight. I’m not sure I would ever let my kids outside of the house if we didn’t have this stuff!

summertime snacks for mom and kids

7- Snacks are always a necessity when leaving the house. Normally I am great about packing a lunch box with some drinks, a water and a few snacks for the kids. But lately I have caught myself out and about for longer than usual and I get grumpy and hungry myself. Of course I don’t want to eat the kids’ animal crackers, fish crackers or fruit snacks. So lately I’ve learned of a fabulous option that is just for me. Oscar Mayer P3 protein packs are a more balanced option for the adult in this equation. They offer a better-for-you on the go snack. Each one has a #MeatCheeseNuts combination. And their simple packaging makes them easy to fit into even the Blues Clues lunchbox! They are the perfect snack for the on-the-go Mom like me.

Last but most important is baby wipes. We don’t have kids in diapers anymore, but that is not the only reason for these things. Seriously, they should be in every home, office, car and even restaurant. They are such a lifesaver for cleaning up spills, sticky hands, wiping off muddy shoes before the kids climb into the car and so many other reasons to use them. I’m not sure how I survived without  them before I became a Mom.

I keep mine in a clear plastic container that snaps closed so that they all are contained and won’t fly around the car! Also in case of anything spilling there won’t be any messes in the car.

You can keep it in the trunk of the car, but if you want easier access while inside the car, get one that will fit under a seat. It’s out of the way, but still easy to get to! Make sure that you decide where you are gonan put your survival kit, and measure the space before buying your container. Also, if you don’t have a lot of space you can just purchase travel size products instead of the full thing. That way you have it on hand but it will take up less space in the car.

A few other survival kit ideas include

  • a few spare diapers if you have a child still using them

  • a waterbottle

  • Zyrtec because you never know when your allergies will act up

  • change of clothes (if you have that much room)

  • pen & paper

  • needle & thread

  • tissues

  • hair elastics

Dislaimer – liquids & food will need to be checked. They can expand/contract with temperature changes and may leak from their container. Always remember the temperature gets a lot warmer inside the car.

 

oscar mayer p3 protein packs #portableprotein #meatcheesenuts #collectivebias

More about Oscar Mayer P3 protein packs

These come in 4 varieties and can be found in with the deli meat at Walmart.

  • Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Applewood Smoked Ham
  • Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast
  • and Slow Roasted Turkey Breast

 

 What would you suggest having in your Mom-On-The-Go kit?

2 thoughts on “Snacks for the On-The-Go Mom

  1. Love this list. I need to get mine ready for my vehicle, as this summer will be busy and packed. Thanks for the list!

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