When we first decided to take a trip to London, I knew that we'd need an apartment to suitably contain the 6 of us and allow us to eat somewhat close to the way we're accustomed to eating. So I've been buying easy to ship foods, like spelt pasta, brown rice and pancake mix, and packing a few boxes of food for us to take with us. I've also been letting the kids help me pick out which dried fruits, nuts, raw food bars, etc we'll be taking with us on the plane and for general snacking while we're out and about. Another area that the kids were able to help me with preparing the food for our trip was to make their own travel mix, which we did as a family activity this evening.
Elizabeth has a book which she likes to refer to when gathering the ingredients for our travel mix.
We gathered all of our supplies on our dining room table. (No, this is not a health food. It's more of a treat for them since we don't eat things like yogurt raisins, rainbow rings, or sundrops on a regular basis.)
Each kid had their own ziplock bag (no, we don't use those on a regular basis either) to fill with handfuls of their favorite ingredients.
Then we snacked on a few sundrops for good measure.
Now they'll each have their own bag of travel mix in their backpack to snack on when they feel a little munchie.