Road Trip Snacks You’re Going to Love

Our family is about to head out on, what we hope will be an epic road trip, to Winnipeg. We are all so excited to see family, play with cousins, see new sights and make memories!

But, I’m not going to lie and say that I’m not anxious at all. Haha no. This will be our very first major trip since our youngest daughter was born. That was more than three years ago! She was a terrible sleeper for the first 3 years of her life so the thought of sleeping anywhere but home would practically make me sweat.

But here we are, just days away from our road trip and I have been in planner mode all week trying to calm my nerves. I have multiple lists going on for car activities, packing essentials and, my favourite, snacks. No road trip is complete without snacks!

Thanks to FreshCo, our snacking has been taken care of. I popped in the other day and grabbed our must-haves as well as some fun new things to try. Because the in-season produce selection at FreshCo is amazing, we will have a great selection of fresh fruit added to our dry goods. Not only is the quality of products noteworthy, the prices are the best in town – you can’t beat that!

And guess what? There are two new FreshCo stores in Winnipeg that opened this spring! I’ll be making a pit stop to restock on food for the car ride back.

Since I always like to see what other families bring along on road trips, I thought you would like that as well. So today I’m excited to share a list of our snacks! I also have a fun way that I have packed some snacks for the girls that I think you might enjoy or find helpful too.

First of all, here’s a list of the fresh produce we will bring along this time:

  • Watermelon (cut up into sticks)
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Carrot sticks
  • Apples

This will all be kept in a cooler that we will bring out when we make stops to stretch and get gas.

Now for the fun surprise for the girls. I picked up a couple of divided organizers from the dollar store that I filled with a variety of healthy and not so healthy snacks (but always a crowd favourite!) from FreshCo. I think they are going to love the smorgasbord of choices. The organizers aren’t that big so when they finish the tray, I’ll refill them during one of our stops.

Here is a list of what’s in the divided organizers:

  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Chocolate Coconut Chips
  • Dried pineapple
  • Beef jerky
  • Dried mango
  • a Sucker
  • Pretzels
  • Fruit snacks
  • Goldfish crackers

Here is a complete list of our road trip snacks (Find a printable version here):

  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Carrot sticks
  • Apples
  • Potato chips
  • Juice boxes
  • Water
  • Pretzels
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Chocolate Coconut Chips
  • Dried mango and pineapple
  • Suckers
  • Fruit snacks
  • Seaweed (My girls love seaweed!)
  • Raisins
  • Beef jerky
  • Oreos
  • Apple sauce squeeze pouches
  • Homemade Banana Spelt Muffins

Nuts would also be a great choice, but we’re trying to avoid them with my youngest. However, I think that list above will be plenty to get us there! We’ll stock up again on our way home.

Now I’m wondering. What sort of snacks do you like to bring along on road trips?

Next week, I’m going to have a list of all the car activities I have planned so be sure to watch for that post! #Sponsored

Simply Clutter Free: Day 18

In our home, I have a few cupboards and shelves devoted to pantry stuff. No official pantry, but it works for me! However, after a while, things start to get messy in those places because I tend to get a bit careless when I’m putting things away. (Mainly because I’m trying to hurry since putting things away is not one of my favourite things to do.)

I think I can do so much better with getting like items with like items. So that’s what I’ll be concentrating on today.

In case you’re looking for some inspiration on how to organize your pantry, here’s a post I did that has a bunch of links to pantry organization ideas.

What’s your pantry situation like?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 17

Today we tackle the fridge and freezer! Good thing because I’m sure I have some old things that need to be tossed. Plus, I’m sure I’ll probably find a few meal ideas!

Normally I would try to defrost our deep freezer, but it’s actually not too bad at the moment so I’m going to leave it today. 🙂 As for the organization of the freezer, I’m still pretty clueless on how to make it work well. But I can find things so I guess that’s a good thing!

For the rest of my day, I’ll be tackling the fridge and fridge freezer. (Won’t take too long, but the drawers really need a wipe!)

I have a couple of things that may help you today:

How often do you clean out your fridge?  How often do you defrost your deep freezer if you have one?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 16

I don’t know what it is, but I often have quite a few empty spice jars in the cupboard. (Actually, it’s called laziness 🙂 ) It’s mostly a simple task refilling the spice jars, but it’s one of my most dreaded things to do. It ranks up there with putting the clean laundry and dishes away.

As I like to do with these Simply Clutter Free posts, I like to provide as much useful information as I can. (Also keep in mind that these activities are just suggestions, but the intent is to help you rid your home of a lot of clutter by the end of January.)  Since today’s activity in my home is refilling the spices I’ve got some links to spice organization ideas and tips regarding the shelf life of spices!

I want to know, how old is your oldest spice that you found lurking in the back? 🙂

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 15

Well, I actually think I’ll be working on this task in little chunks all week long. 😛 It’s going to take me a while! I have actually started to overhaul our current system so it’s less messy and easier to deal with. We currently have two plastic file totes like this and I want to combine our household papers into one. I want the other one for Simply Frugal bills, contracts and the like.

Here are a few filing systems that I thought I’d take a look at:

Related: Tips to Tame the Paper Clutter

Do you have a system that works well for you?  Care to share your tips in the comments?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.