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I love traveling. I’ve been to over 35 countries, and most of those trips were paid for using credit card rewards points. When I got pregnant, I thought that my traveling days were over. However, I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to be that way! My daughter is 11 months old and has been on 7 trips. We’ve traveled to Hawaii, to Spain, and yes, to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
We’ve traveled with lots of different kinds of food for her, and I’m sharing my favorites below.
7 Healthy Baby Foods To Take on the Go
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods to eat because they are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, perfect for your baby’s developing brain. Plus, avocados are a wonderful filling meal for babies and young children. They are easily transportable. You can pack a couple in your carry-on, and your checked luggage.
Bananas are high in potassium and also contain some protein and fiber. I love bananas because they are easily transportable, and babies love the taste!
For a less processed version of oatmeal, try Scottish Oats. I like to put a small serving in a Ball jar and take that with me traveling. I can easily add hot water and have a healthy meal! Add banana for a sweet treat.
4. Frozen Breastmilk
To take frozen breastmilk with you, pack a small cooler with ice packs. I’ve taken hundreds of ounces of breastmilk with me traveling and had no issues. To breeze through security, keep all of your milk frozen, and then thaw it after passing through the security checkpoint.
Lactation consultants agree that Holle and HiPP are 2 of the best brands of formula to buy. You can buy it online or through local shops in your city. I get mine through a local baby retailer.
6. Homemade, Frozen Baby Food
Since my ~10 month old daughter is still so young and developing, I want her to receive the best nutrition. And that means preparing her food at home and taking it with me traveling. On my last trip, I put her food into breastmilk storage bags. This way, I can take a lot of food with me without the weight… and I don’t have to worry about it defrosting accidentally, since I’ve traveled before with lots of frozen breastmilk!
This method worked perfectly, and I could easily thaw out her food wherever I was.
7. Packaged Food at Starbucks
If you’re in a pinch, head over to Starbucks for some baby food on the go. The Pumpkin Tree Peter Rabbit Organics fruit purees are fruit concentrates.
My preferred baby food there is a boxed set of cage-free, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and fresh fruit.
There are a lot of easy, affordable ways to take baby food with you on the go. Avocado, banana, oatmeal, breastmilk, formula, and packaged food are some ideas. What are your favorite healthy foods to bring for your baby?
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