Practical Travel Hack: A Simple Solution for Hungry Kids on the Move

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 16, 2024 20:30 PMNews
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Two children during the travel. Source: unsplash

Traveling with children can often be a logistical challenge, especially when it comes to keeping them fed and happy on long journeys. One ingenious parent has found a remarkably simple yet effective solution: a Ziploc bag of cooked pasta. This hack has proven to be a lifesaver on various family adventures, from lengthy airport lines to extensive road trips.

The idea is as straightforward as it is functional. Before leaving, cook a pound of pasta, let it cool, then lightly toss it with olive oil to prevent sticking. Store it in a Ziploc bag and you're ready to go. This pasta snack was notably beneficial during an extended wait in an immigration line in Costa Rica and a delayed flight to Dallas.

Pasta, particularly shapes like penne or rigatoni, is perfect for small hands to manage, providing a clean and convenient snack. It's not just about filling little stomachs; it also offers a fuss-free way to keep kids engaged during those inevitable travel delays. Moreover, its simplicity means no messy cleanup or sticky residues, a common drawback with many travel snacks.

This travel tip not only keeps children occupied but also supports parents in managing travel stress more effectively. Incorporating such a straightforward food item into travel plans ensures that even in the face of delays or the absence of immediate food options upon arrival, there is always a ready meal available for young travelers.

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