MiniTime is your one-stop destination for finding the best places to stay and things to do for your family. With age ratings, plus reviews and photos from parents, we provide accommodations and attractions the whole family will love. You can even filter results by the family-friendly amenities most important to you. For more details, check out MiniTime.com

More from this author »
RECENT PINS

Travelling with a Vegan Family

Travelling-with-a-Vegan-Family-f0d04a9cd7074028ac8835d6519ece00

There are two critical things to keep in mind when traveling with kids and food restrictions. Ditch the guilt and focus on the fun you are having. The snacks you bring with won’t differ greatly from the healthy snacks most families bring, the traps are in the desire to compensate for the travelling time or keeping them quiet when you are trying to orient yourself in a new place. Trip food for kids serves two purposes: to feed and to calm.

Travelling-with-a-Vegan-Family-7955ace79032421386d44fa235e25c6f

 

A Vegan family has no problem feeding their kids on vacation. You will provide them with all of healthy snacks that all moms do. Start with fresh cut up vegetables and fruits, like sugar snap peas, cherry tomato halves, cucumber sticks and apple slices. You can add filling snacks, like nut butter sandwiches with raw honey on sourdough bread to keep them satisfied in between meals. A bit more work can also provide a complete meal for the whole family when you’re spending an entire day on the plane, train or car. You can bring sweet potato red lentil patties or a simple quinoa and garbanzo bean pilafs. Even pleasurable snacks for salty cravings like popcorn can be easily popped at home before go. Try adding some different seasonings like brewer’s yeast for a “vegan popcorn parmesan” or hot paprika with BBQ seasonings for a more adult snack.

Travelling-with-a-Vegan-Family-de8400e72eaa4feb836e713863400086

 

Snacks, sustaining foods and satisfying ones are all easy enough to find while travelling with your vegan family. The challenge is in the treats. Don’t worry, you can find a Trader Joes in almost any city nationwide. They have a wonderful organic vegan ice cream that’s their store brand and whose taste equals any famous creamery. Just buy a package of plastic bowls and spoons, and reward your whole family for a successful trip. If you can’t find a Trader Joes, the nationwide brand SoDelicious is an organic vegan ice cream that is incredibly creamy and as its name implies, delicious. It even comes in a coconut base so you can moderate your soy intake, if necessary.

You can travel without fear of hunger and maintain your vegan values and your parental calm. The key to successful adventures with any special dietary consideration is preparation. Bring a cooler bag to restock your perishables as you go, and accept that eating ice cream in a park in a plastic bowl is a gift worth appreciating for your whole family. When we travel, we give our kids a glimpse into our truest selves. Their parents under pressure and stress on display 24/7. When you show them that your values matter even on vacation, you are feeding them a valuable gift as well as giving them food and fun.

Lily Aronin contributed this to MiniTime.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment