Picture this: You’re on an airplane somewhere over Texas. Your kids are happy as can be until one tells you that she is hungry. Your toddler son grunts in agreement. The problem is, you have no food on you. Suddently, your once happy children transform into screaming, “hangry” demons. You begrudgingly hand over $8 to the flight attendant who gives you a box of crackers, raisins, and cheese.
I’ve learned that if my kids are eating, they’re happy. A little bit of hunger can push a bored child over the edge. While traveling, it is very difficult to find healthy and portable kid food. Especially items not loaded with sugar. I’ve found that sugar crashes are often even worse than a little bit of the “hangries.”