Editor’s note: The following is a guest post written by Annabel Karmel, the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author. This week Annabel shares some travel-friendly recipes just in time for the holidays!
As all parents know, travelling with children requires a lot of organization and it doesn’t matter if you are going away for an afternoon or a week, you end up packing for every eventuality! Travelling is much easier if you are prepared, which means always having some sort of food with you, as there is nothing worse than a hungry child and no store in sight.
If you have a young baby who is starting on solids there are several fantastic fruits and vegetables that do not need cooking. Banana, peach, mango, and avocado are all ideal, and all you need is a knife, fork and a bowl to make nutritious purees. All of these have their own protective case and will not spoil without being refrigerated.
When travelling, it is important to have child size portions that are easy to eat and that make as little mess as possible. Keep food simple – finger food is the easiest option. Chopped carrot, sandwiches and wholemeal muffins are examples of foods that are easy to eat. You can always use a mini ice pack or freezer gel pack to ensure food is kept at the correct temperature.