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13 Delicious Field Trip Snacks That Don't Require Refrigeration

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Easy field trip snacks

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Easy field trip snacks

Field trips are a blast, but once your kids are on their way, you have no idea what they'll be eating. And nothing spells trouble like a hangry child trapped on a bus or — please, no — in a museum, tummy grumbling away. Luckily, you don't have to send your kid off empty-handed. These satisfying snacks will help things go smoothly by keeping them full and energized on their day away, no refrigerators required.

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Mixed nuts

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Mixed nuts

Plain or flavored, mixed nuts are full of protein to give kids energy on a big day.

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Fresh fruit

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Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit is the perfect solution when kids want something sweet (candy and long bus trips just don't mix). 

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Beef jerky

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Beef jerky

Beef jerky comes in all sorts of flavors and is a fun high-protein, low-fuss snack to bring on the road.

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Granola

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Granola

Granola in milk can get soggy, but on its own, it's a crunchy, slightly sweet snack.

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Whole-grain tortilla chips

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Whole-grain tortilla chips

Salty, crispy and satisfying, whole-grain tortilla chips travel well.

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Wheat crackers

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Wheat crackers

Stone-ground or woven, whole wheat crackers are full of healthy fiber so kids stay full on long trips.

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Veggie chips

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Veggie chips

Chips made from veggies like sweet potato, kale and carrots make for colorful crispy snacks. 

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Popcorn

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Popcorn

From white cheddar to kettle corn, every kid loves popcorn (and it's a whole grain!). 

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Dried seaweed crisps

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Dried seaweed crisps

Seaweed crisps, whether salted or sesame flavored, are a healthy alternative to potato chips.

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Fruit snacks

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Fruit snacks

Chewy, colorful fruit snacks are always a hit — look for those made with real fruit juice.

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Pretzels

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Pretzels

Crunchy pretzels aren't just tasty, they can help settle the stomach on long school bus rides too. 

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Trail mix

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Trail mix

Packed with all kinds of ingredients, trail mix is a high-energy snack that never gets boring.

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Pin for later

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Pin these snack ideas for later — your kids' school bus driver will thank you.

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