Camping with a baby? What will the little dude eat!? If you’re bringing a cooler… you need to fill it with food. Food that travels well!! Lots of my favorite foods don’t. Like ice cream. But there are many delicious, organic, nutritious options for camping, hiking, road trips, picnics… any kind of outdoor eating! Here are a few of my favorites! (And baby likes most of them too!).


When we camp, food is everywhere. Sometimes it’s hard to locate certain items /snacks in the cooler. Or, because everything’s pressing on each other, by the end of the trip, my plastic bags are smooshed and ripped. This time, I’ll be taking my set of snackTAXI’s – the original reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches! SnackTAXI bags are just as easy as plastic sandwich bags, and more fun because they come in a wide range of prints! Plus you’ll never have to buy another bag, so they help you save money and reduce waste! My son knows he’s getting “cookies” (really just crackers) when I pull out his Haul It cars SnackTAXI. He takes it everywhere with him now!

SnackTAXI is a local Massachusetts company; their bags are hand-made by local crafters! Keep up with SnackTAXI on Facebook! ARV $15 for a set of snack/sandwich bags.

ECOlunchpod Stainless Steel Snack Cup

When I have snacks that don’t work in the SnackTAXI, I stash them in my ECOlunchpod stainless steel snack cup. This nifty half-cup container might hold applesauce one day and sliced fruit the next. Anything that might be damp/fragile (but not too liquidy, because there is NO plastic in this container so it isn’t leak-proof). Perfect for protecting a serving of berries or sliced vegetables for a road-trip lunch!

Find this item separately (ARV $7) or as part of a 3 container set (ARV $22) at, where I love to discover amazing natural/organic products! First time buyers get a 15% discount with this code: SB005897.

Funky Monkey Snacks

Our family adores dried fruit snacks! We sometimes dry our own, but we can’t freeze dry like the awesome Funky Monkey Snacks we tried out! Their 1-ounce bags contain 3 of the 4 daily recommended servings of fruit! So many great flavors: Applemon, Bananamon, Carnaval Mix, JiveALime, MangOJ, Pink Pineapple, and Purple Funk! (Eh, I admit Purple Funk was not my favorite flavor, but to each his own!).

Funky Monkey Snacks are the real deal – light, crunchy (not gummy or powdery), and naturally sweet! These full-slices of fruit (not eensy-weensy dices) disappear in no time! A lightweight snack for hiking, they are gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut, and tree nut free! If that’s not enough, try non-GMO, vegan, raw, and kosher – that’s a lot for one snack, but Funky Monkey delivers! ARV $0.99-2.49. Catch up with Funky Monkey Snacks on Facebook and Twitter!

Batter Blaster

What’s a camping morning without a hearty breakfast cooked in a cast-iron skillet over the fire? But who wants the mess of mixing up pancakes? Not me! We’ll be taking cans of Batter Blaster with us to whip up a pile of flapjacks for the family! When I heard about pancake mix in a can, I knew I had to try it! What a nifty concept! Batter Blaster is organic all-in-one pancake and waffle batter mix in a whipped cream-like recyclable can. Shake and squeeze into your frying pan.

It took a few pancakes to get used to the light batter (I make a heavier one from scratch, but the CO² makes the pancakes light and airy, and gives them a longer shelf life!), but soon I was flipping out Batter Blaster’s Organic Whole Wheat with Brown Sugar & Cinnamon,  Double Chocolate,  and Buttermilk pancakes. Batter Blaster is GREAT for filling pancake molds without spilling batter all over!

Find Batter Blaster at Whole Foods and other grocers. ARV $3.99. Follow Batter Blaster on Facebook and Twitter!

Mountain House Chicken Salad Wraps

Would you believe a freeze-dried chicken salad could taste great!? Believe it. I ate two of them last weekend. Mountain House, the leading brand of freeze-dried backpacking food, just came out with a new Chicken Salad Wrap flavor! The Chicken Salad Wrap includes chucks of creamy chicken with red onions, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Hubby and I agreed the pumpkin seeds really made this wrap stand out. This wrap took us about 10 minutes to make. We added cold water to the pouch and let it sit for 8-9 minutes. Stir, and spread onto whole wheat wraps to eat! Delicious. You could serve this over rice or pasta, but I think as a wrap it’s best! Mountain House Wraps include Buffalo Style Chicken, Mexican Style Beef, Barbecue Sauce with Beef, Breakfast Skillet, and Chicken Fajita. It’s gourmet eating on the mountaintops! (And super lightweight if you’re backpacking!).

Oh, can’t use it this summer? No worries –the pouches keep for 7 years, so hang onto it! Find Mountain House online or at major sports/outdoor retailers. ARV $6.40. Or follow along on Facebook and Twitter!


You don’t get far down the trail without breaking out… the granola bar. There are so many snack bars on the market, but look closely and you’ll find many with HFCS or lots of sugars and little nutrition! Which is why I like the distinctive flavors of LÄRABAR . LÄRABAR is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from 100% whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Another cool fact: If placed in the freezer or in cold temperatures, LÄRABAR becomes firmer, but will not freeze. Similarly, LÄRABAR (with the exception of the flavors containing chocolate chips) will not melt when heated. Making it the perfect traveling food! There are nineteen incredible flavors to choose – my favorites include Pecan Pie, Cashew Cookie , and Chocolate Chip Brownie – check out their website where you’ll get cool nutrition facts on each ingredient in each bar!

Follow LÄRABAR on Twitter and enter their weekly giveaway! Or like them on Facebook! ARV $1.59. LALÄRABAR is owned by Small Planet Foods, which also owns Cascadian Farms organic foods – a range of cereals, juices, frozen fruits and vegetables and more at great prices!


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Disclosure: I was sent sample products to facilitate this review, and was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are 100% my own.

  • Belle Windham July 27, 2011, 10:50 pm

    I haven’t gone camping with my son yet but there is a snack that I always have on hand. It is in my diaper bag, in the car on a long trip or in my purse. They are these applesauce pouches called go go squeez by materne. My son loves them and he calls them “appy” and would eat them all day and nothing else if I let him.

  • Donna K July 27, 2011, 10:40 pm

    I love Mountain House products.

  • Crystal Phillips July 27, 2011, 10:23 pm

    Being a military family we use MRE’s :) and a lot of our military gear for camping.

  • Cassie M July 27, 2011, 10:05 pm

    I don’t have any of these products but would love to try them!

  • Sand July 27, 2011, 9:46 pm

    I love LÄRABARs! They’re delicious.

  • Rachel July 27, 2011, 9:42 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try the funky monkey snacks for a loooooonnnnngggg time

  • Erica G July 27, 2011, 9:34 pm

    I have a Snack Taxi! My daughter uses it every day she goes to pre-school.

  • Mandala July 27, 2011, 9:02 pm

    I’ve tried Larabars and the Funky Monkey and they have been life-savers for me at work, school or when traveling. . I haven’t tried camping with younger kids yet but I like the products you featured in this blog.
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  • Sharon July 27, 2011, 9:00 pm

    I LOVE the Larabars! Yummy!
    Thank you!

  • Breanne July 27, 2011, 8:58 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products. The Cinnamon Roll Larabar bar sounds great!

  • AEKZ2 July 27, 2011, 8:19 pm

    The Funky Monkey snacks are really yummy and my kids love them too. The only camping that we have done is in our backyard.

  • nicole parsons July 27, 2011, 5:42 pm

    I love LaraBars. I have never heard of Batter Blaster but would love to try. Thanks for the contest

  • Mariah July 27, 2011, 4:44 pm

    We love Larabars. My family discovered them a few years ago when looking for more natural alternatives to other types of energy bars. We’ve even made our own homemade Larabars!

  • Laura G July 27, 2011, 4:20 pm

    We camp all summer long :) I’ve never tried any of these products
    – but would love to

  • Lorena Keech July 27, 2011, 4:00 pm

    I’m not sure about the camping part, but we keep the Larabars on hand for healthy snacks at work…

  • Ed Nemmers July 27, 2011, 3:55 pm

    The Batter Blaster was on display at a kiosk at a neighborhood festival; their pancakes were magnificent!

  • Jaime Thompson July 27, 2011, 2:41 pm

    I’ve never tried the Batter Blaster, but we also love pancakes for breakfast while camping. We buy the Bisquickcontainers in the yellow jugs. Just add water, shake and pur in the skillet over the campfire. Great giveaway! Thanks ~ Jaime

  • Happi Shopr July 27, 2011, 1:42 pm

    I haven’t used any of these products. We like to take easy snacks with us camping like walnuts, dark chocolate chunks and dried cherries. YUM

  • Angela July 27, 2011, 1:12 pm

    I love Larabars, they are delicious and they have some many flavors to choose from, thanks!

  • April Grimm July 27, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these.

  • nicole weiss July 27, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I havent gotten to try any of these products yet, but i would love to! Me and my husband actually met camping about 13 years ago so were really excited to bring our son camping soon!

  • Roseanne Alonso July 27, 2011, 12:28 pm

    My daughter and I went camping over night a few months ago. I have not used any of these products but will consider it for our next trip.

  • Karen Hanshaw Dinsmore July 27, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I have tried both the Larabars and Mountain House products. Both are really good and are good to have on hand just in case. WE are planing more camping come October. Love the fall weather. Thanks for the contest.

  • susan smoaks July 27, 2011, 12:26 pm

    i have tried larabars before, they are great!

  • Beth Titus July 27, 2011, 12:24 pm

    i use to go camping all the time when i was a teenager… I have never tried any of the product listed but i would like to try them.. We always snacked on chips,water and candy bars :) Thanks for the chance

  • Shannon Q July 27, 2011, 12:22 pm

    I love LÄRABAR! It was one of the only things I could eat while pregnant. I love how well they hold up in my bag. :)

  • Susan Smith July 27, 2011, 10:38 am

    I have tried the Funky Monkey Snacks and my children loved them, they are easy to stick into my purse when we travel for snacks. It’s been a long time since I have been camping, last time I went with my girl scout troop and we had smores.

  • kathy pease July 27, 2011, 10:11 am

    i have tried the funky monkey snacks..they are so delicious and my kids love them also :)


  • Tracy July 27, 2011, 9:44 am

    My oldest daughter almost lives on Lara Bars, we are gluten/casien and soy free and these are a really nice treat for her -she can eat most of them and loves the chocolate ones!

  • Erin Cook July 27, 2011, 8:34 am

    I went camping when I was little but never tried funky monkey snacks or larabar

  • Amy @ A Little Nosh July 27, 2011, 7:58 am

    What a great giveaway! I just recently tried Batter Blaster and loved how convenient it is! Didn’t even think about it for camping…awesome idea.

  • Tonya Dean July 27, 2011, 4:32 am

    We love chips. They are coming up with a lot of healthier options.


  • Shannon July 27, 2011, 2:02 am

    I have tried the Funky Monkey snacks (I especially loved the pineapple) and Larabars. So far my favorite Larabars are lemon, coconut and key lime, I’d love to try some more flavors.

  • amie d July 26, 2011, 11:55 pm

    I have not tried any of these products yet but judging from all of the comments I am really missing out! I would love a chance to try these and hopefully findsome new favorite snacks! Thanks!

  • Darcy B July 26, 2011, 11:35 pm

    I love larabars, I always have one or two in my purse.
    When I was little my Mom always had space food sticks in her purse for me when I got hungry and we always took them camping.

  • Julie M July 26, 2011, 10:55 pm

    I love Larabars, especially the Peanut Butter and Jelly ones and the Carrot Cakes ones. They are very dense and filling.

    juleemm2003 at yahoo dot com

  • tina reynolds July 26, 2011, 10:04 pm

    Would love to try them the only one we have tried is blatter blaster and like it best when making waffles

  • Victoria Russell July 26, 2011, 9:56 pm

    i’ve tried batter blaster – was nervous at first but OH MY GOODNESS! it is so good – and so easy! love it!

    e-mail: victoria (dot) russell5 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Debra Hall July 26, 2011, 9:49 pm

    im a facebook fan

  • Debra Hall July 26, 2011, 9:49 pm

    i follow on gfc

  • Debra Hall July 26, 2011, 9:48 pm

    i’ve not tried any of these but i’d love to they would be great for our family fishing trips

  • shawna July 26, 2011, 8:33 pm

    I really want to try the Batter Blaster…we have an upcoming camping trip planned.

  • Jen N. July 26, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I’ve never been camping before, but I do go to the beach a lot with a cooler filled with goodies- my staples are watermelon balls, popcorn, and caprese salad- yum!

  • Amanda R July 26, 2011, 4:00 pm

    When we go camping, we tend to bring bottle of water + those powdered drinks designed to be poured and shaken up in water bottles. My personal favorite is the original Hawaiian Punch version of those, but I know Hawaiian Punch is not a favorite of a LOT of people.

  • Paula Hafner July 26, 2011, 3:26 pm

    We like to take various crackers and several different kinds of sliced up cheese. Last time, I also took pepperoni and several types of lunch meat that I had cut up. The kids loved making “cracker sandwiches”.

  • Rebecca Peters July 26, 2011, 1:46 pm

    I haven’t tried any of those products.. We bring poptarts for the kids to eatin the mornings

  • MichelleS July 26, 2011, 12:28 pm

    I actually dislike camping…and Ive never even gone. My qualm is with the being outdoor and unless I have a camper with a regular bed I miss the comforts of home. I’ve never tried any of these products, but they would be useful not for camping specifically, but for a mini-campout.

  • April bever July 26, 2011, 11:56 am

    haven’t tried any of the products yet.
    When we go camping I like to take nuts nad granola bars. These two things help with the muchies while some good camp food is being prepared

  • charline July 26, 2011, 8:41 am

    I haven’t tried any of the products yet.
    When we go camping I like to take nuts nad granola bars. These two things help with the muchies while some good camp food is being prepared

  • Erica C. July 26, 2011, 7:28 am

    These sound great! I haven’t tried them but I’ve been wanting to try Larabars once I found out they have a banana bread flavor!

  • kk July 25, 2011, 8:22 pm

    I’m a big fan of the super healther larabars. I always keep the mini snack size in my purse in case of a snack attack :)

  • Lisa G. July 25, 2011, 6:48 pm

    I have tried Funky Monkey snacks and they are delicious but have not tried any of the other brands. For camping we love taking Stretch Island Fruit as snacks.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • Molly Capel July 25, 2011, 4:27 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try the Butter Blaster for a while now. I also saw the freeze dried food at WinCo last time I was there. Was going to buy some for the kids. lol

  • Lindsey July 25, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products… odd, maybe. When we go camping, I always pack granola bars, dried fruit, and trail mix! They are just camping staples to me! :)

  • Caryn S July 25, 2011, 8:45 am

    I’d love to try the Funky Monkey snacks. We’re going on a long road trip next month, and these items would be perfect for the car.

  • steve July 24, 2011, 8:48 pm

    i guess i’m out of the loop i’ve never heard of any of these

  • Terri P July 24, 2011, 6:14 pm

    I love LARA Bars! I use them as an aid to my weight loss program — they’re very easy to carry with me on long trips / hikes when other foods might melt or spoil.

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

  • Nancy July 24, 2011, 9:46 am

    Funky Monkey Snack are great! I especially love their Carnaval Mix!

    Some other food items to add to your list for camping / traveling are: jerky, trail mix, and – if you can keep them cool – : cups of yogurt that you freeze ahead of time and hard-boiled eggs.

  • Laura July 23, 2011, 11:37 pm

    My boyfriend goes on mountain bike and road bike rides often. I think the LÄRABARs might be a good snack for him to take. We’re also planning to go camping this summer and I could totally see using these products. :)

    pd6914 at gmail dot com

  • Brandi Westmoreland July 23, 2011, 4:24 pm

    I’ve never tried these products, but Batter Blaster is a good idea, especially!

  • shala_darkstone July 23, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I’ve tried Larabars before and they’re really tasty. I just have to be careful not to eat too many of them!

  • Zanna B. July 23, 2011, 8:12 am

    I’ve never tried these but they look really great! Our family of 6 is going camping in late Aug. These would be perfect!

  • Meghan July 23, 2011, 12:16 am

    I love LÄRABARs and I never knew that they were owned by the same company as Cascadian Farms! Makes sense since they are both so yummy!

  • Tiffany U July 22, 2011, 11:10 pm

    These are all products that I have been seriously looking to try with the exception of the batter blaster because I figure it would take like 3 cans to feed my gaggle of kids but I never thought of using it while camping and that is just a nifty idea so nifty we might be able to talk DH into it ;)!

  • Jill Hunter July 22, 2011, 11:06 pm

    Tried Larabar and Funky Monkey both are great!!

  • Meaghan F. July 22, 2011, 9:41 pm

    We eat Cascadian Farm products all the time, but I have never tried the other products before. We enjoy camping every now and then with my father. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

  • Amanda July 22, 2011, 4:54 pm

    I hve never tried any of these but would love to try all of them

  • Katrina July 22, 2011, 1:29 pm

    i’ve been wanting to try the lara bars! thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Knocked Up and Nursing July 22, 2011, 11:03 am

    We love lara bars here! They make great snacks for my son who refuses to eat fruit in its natural state.
    knockedupandnursing at gmail dit com

  • Jen July 22, 2011, 7:52 am

    we love to make big giant bags of diffent kinds of trail mix.

  • Terra Heck July 22, 2011, 5:47 am

    I’ve never tried any of these products but would like to, especially the Mountain House Chicken Salad Wraps. One site that has great products for camping is Thanks.

  • stacy July 22, 2011, 1:05 am

    I have 2 of the snack taxis. I love using them for myself to take lunch to work. Am also a big fan of mountain house products. Would really, really love to win!
    Gingeroo616 at aol dotcom

  • Alicia Webster July 21, 2011, 10:03 pm

    The only one of the giveaway items that I have tried is the Larabars and I LOVE them—the Blueberry Muffin flavor is better than an actual blueberry muffin. My go-to cooler snacks are marinated tofu snacks, mozzarella sticks, and Sahale Nut Blends.

  • Melissa B. July 21, 2011, 8:45 pm

    I’ve been dying to try the batter blaster.

  • wcc July 21, 2011, 8:39 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products, sadly, but I would love to! Larabar has so many flavors — I’m in awe! Thanks so much for the chance! :)

  • Susan C July 21, 2011, 2:27 pm

    I haven’t used these products, but they look like fun, convenient products to take camping or on picnics.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  • Hannah Avery July 21, 2011, 10:42 am

    I have only tried I think one bite of a Larabar, and I really like it! Would love to try more! These sound like really great products! That batter blaster really sounds interesting. On our last camping trip, my husband mixed up some great pancakes with canned peaches, so YUM! One of our favorite camping foods now!


    hannahavery85 at yahoo dot com

  • Cindy M July 21, 2011, 5:49 am

    I used to own a portable charcoal grill with coller combo- very affordable, I’d love to own one again. We often go on picnics and a camping coller is absolutely essential.

  • Missy July 20, 2011, 1:47 pm

    I love Funky Monkey snacks.

  • phxbne July 20, 2011, 12:53 pm

    I love the Funky Monkey Snacks – but noone else in my family does…..

  • Michelle July 20, 2011, 6:26 am

    I have never tried any of these camping cooler products, but I love the ideas! The fact that the lara bars don’t melt is a super plus.

  • Ashley Swift July 20, 2011, 12:14 am

    I hands down love love love Funky Monkey snacks! I love how sweet they are, and you know it is natural and still healthy :) I’m interested though to try Batter Blaster. Back when I would camp, we used “Shake n Pour”. Definitely not the healthiest pancake batter out there, but it was simple, easy, delicious, and just add water. I’m interested to try the Larbars too! This is a great summer giveaway, thanks! :)

  • Colleen July 19, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Larabars are the best and easy to take along. My boys even like them. I like the fact that they are healthy choice. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Becca July 19, 2011, 9:16 pm

    I love LaraBars. My family loves trail mix when we’re camping. It’s sort of become a tradition. I get it in the bulk bins at Sunflower Market or Sprouts. We often do packets of instant oatmeal for breakfast when we’re camping. Not very exciting or original, but it’s easy and everyone in the family likes it, so who am I to argue?

  • amanda July 19, 2011, 8:59 pm

    i tried the batter blasters as a quick sunday breakfast idea and they were pretty gross. i’m definitely just making my own batter from now on.

  • lace July 19, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I’ve tried the Lara Bars and really liked them. I’ve always wondered if those BatterBlasters were any good.

  • Kathleen July 19, 2011, 6:57 pm

    Never tried any of these items but they all sound great!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Kimberly brown July 19, 2011, 5:38 pm

    We looooovvvee larabars!! So yummy and good for you too!

  • Pauline July 19, 2011, 12:21 pm

    I have tried only the Funky Monkey snack. We love their MangOJ. We always have them and beef jerky in our car, in case, someone gets hungry. – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  • Delphina July 19, 2011, 4:00 am

    You have some of our favorites here!!! My kids think the Larabar apple pies are apple pies hehehe. They love them. I think the snack containers look amazing!!!

  • michelle r July 19, 2011, 2:45 am

    Weve tried the Funky Monkey snacks. Their yummy and very well priced. We’ve also tried the Batter Blaster, it’s good but a little pricey

  • Joy Newlan July 18, 2011, 11:48 pm

    i dont think i have tried ANY of these products. Our camping trip of the summer is planned/booked i cant wait. we werent able to go last year so our family is due

  • Brittney Minor July 18, 2011, 10:47 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these items but I have been interested in trying the Batter Blaster! Sounds so easy and clean up sounds amazing!!!!! The snackTAXi also sounds like a convenient eco bag to take on any trip!
    babybensmama at yahoo dot com

  • Stephanie July 18, 2011, 10:18 pm

    Those pouches are fascinating to me. They last 7 years?!? Crazy! I’d like to give them a taste-test.

    When we travel, we bring along yogurt-covered raisins, beef jerky, fresh fruit, fruit leathers, and crackers.

  • Kendra July 18, 2011, 9:45 pm

    have not tried any of these products or seen them here in the midwest yet, they look great to take on our hiking trips, those wraps would be convenient

  • Jacob LaFountaine July 18, 2011, 8:07 pm

    Lara bars have a good taste much better than others. I tried Batter Blaster but it went funky in the bottle quickly which I thought was odd

  • Sara T July 18, 2011, 1:25 pm

    I’ve tried a Larabar once before, and it was quite tasty. I never thought about it before, but it is a great feature that it won’t melt if the car is hot. Plus if I remember correctly, it doesn’t crumble at all or make a mess everywhere.

    I have been wanting to get a reusable snack bag for my baby’s cereal, rather than a ziplock bag. :(

    The stainless steel snack pack looks fantastic. I’d love to have this for cut fruit as you suggested.

    Great items.

  • gilbert crouse July 18, 2011, 1:11 pm

    wife turned me on to batter blaster it’s a definite must try at the very least

  • Anna-Leigh July 18, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Man, the snack taxi would be awesome just to toss into the diaper bag. And batter blaster, what an ingenious way to have pancakes while camping. Awesome!

  • Jen Linkous July 18, 2011, 12:18 pm

    I would love to win this for our camping trips to the mountains! Thanks! GREAT stuff!

  • Susan Ladd July 18, 2011, 11:09 am

    Hope to win and Yummy :)

  • HeatherM July 18, 2011, 10:20 am

    i love larabars! i pack them on all our trips for easy, healthy snacks :)

  • Alicia E. July 18, 2011, 8:32 am

    These LARABARS and Funky Monkey snacks would be great for my family to bring on our upcoming bike race!

  • Linda July 18, 2011, 7:32 am

    I would love to have the Snack Taxi’s for sending in school lunches.

  • T. Lawson July 18, 2011, 5:23 am

    I have tried LARABARS. They are very good.

  • Sarah Hull July 18, 2011, 3:02 am

    I’ve tried Batter Blaster before – it’s pretty good actually! It is a littler “runnier” than pancake mix you would make yourself, but it sure is easy! It is a little pricey for a weekly treat, but taking it camping is a GREAT idea! I hadn’t thought of that before – way easier than taking all the dry ingredients. I also love Larabars – they are super tasty and filling!

    Another item that I take with me pretty much everywhere and would take camping too are pureed food pouches (like Plum Organics and Peter Rabbit Organics). They are tasty, organic and so easy to bring for little ones, since they don’t have to be refrigerated before opening. They are great additions to smoothies and perfect for adding fruits and veggies to your day when you are out camping and hiking!

  • veronica July 17, 2011, 9:13 pm

    I love Larabars… they are one of the only gluten-free things I can take on the go

  • Mellissa C July 17, 2011, 9:02 pm

    I like the Assorted Funky Monkey Snacks . I know get them for my kids but I can not help myself sometimes I eat them all.

  • Courtney Fisk July 17, 2011, 8:52 pm

    i just recently learned about Larabars- what a great story! we love camping, although it has been on hold for a few years. I plan to get the kids out camping soon this year!

  • Natalie Sharp July 17, 2011, 8:50 pm

    How excellent is this even just for the information. The giveaway is great too. I am looking forward to trying these products. I love all the great products I learn about from this blog!!!!

  • Zene July 17, 2011, 8:33 pm

    I have never tried any of these but my hubs buys the camp/emergency food for a lot of his hiking trips with his youth group. Spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot com

  • Theresa H July 17, 2011, 7:47 pm

    We like the Batter Blaster when we tried it….kind of expensive for an every time we have pancakes….but yummy

  • Amber July 17, 2011, 7:16 pm

    All these prize packs look great -thank you for your generosity! I’m definitely sharing this on Facebook and Twitter. I have tried a few different flavors of LARABARS before and I’m so impressed that they come up with such yummy flavors and dates are the primary ingredient in all of the bars!

  • amorette July 17, 2011, 6:22 pm

    i love larabars for camping and backpacking, and i also love that they are easy to make yourself, because they have so few ingredients! i have made them using the basic recipe of pureeing dried dates in the food processor, adding toasted or raw almonds/cashews/walnuts to them until they are not very sticky, and adding flavors as desired- cinnamon and dried pureed apples, dried cherries, lemon zest and juice…lots of options!

  • Jennifer July 17, 2011, 6:02 pm

    I recently tried the Larabars and they are great and very filling!! It’s the kind of snack that will actually hold you over til supper!

  • Linda Lansford July 17, 2011, 3:11 pm

    We have not been camping in years. This will be fun

  • ashley LEMIEUX July 17, 2011, 3:09 pm

    id loveee to win! I need a new cooler!!!

  • paige chandler July 17, 2011, 2:49 pm

    i’ve been wanting to try Batter Blaster forever and just can’t find it. I will keep up the search. Mmmmm

  • Jhitomi July 17, 2011, 1:59 pm

    wow what a great giveaway. I would especially make use of that stainless steel tin. I love Larabars! I always have one in my tennis bag for those days when I am about to play but need a burst of energy. They don’t have that awful soy protein taste that other bars have, they actually are yummy!

  • rebecca williams July 17, 2011, 12:59 pm

    I ate alot of LÄRABAR bars when I was pregnant with my daughter. Ginger Snap is one of my favorites. thanks for the chance to win!

  • Chelly July 17, 2011, 11:55 am

    That is SO funny you give ds ‘cookies’ that’s the same thing I used to do!! I would give her A rice cracker and call it a cookie. heehee. Now I’l make gluten free and sugar free cookies or raw cookies every once in a while and she loves those. I would like to get a stack of those snack bags as we go through so many plastic baggies. What do you wash them with?

    I haven’t even heard of any of the other things except the LaraBars. Yum! My favorite used to be cherry pie but I had a pb&j last week. It was DELICIOUS!! Now that I think about it…. I bought two and stashed the other somewhere so I’m going to have to go find it :D

  • amy v July 17, 2011, 11:54 am

    i love Lara Bars-their apple pie ones are great!

  • Gena Viggiani July 17, 2011, 10:51 am

    I love to take GoGo SqueeZ Apple/Strawberry, Applesauce when camping!
    The pouches do not need to be refrigerated and are another healthy and delicious alternative for hungry campers!

  • Terri S. July 17, 2011, 8:57 am

    No, I have not tried any of these products yet. They all look ideal for our camping trips. The ECOlunchpod is perfect to put berries in for my granddaughter. I want to try the Bananamon Funky Monkey Snacks & many of the terrific flavors of Larabar granola bars. My pancake lovers here definitely want to try the Batter Blaster organic pancake mix in a can. I have my cast iron pan ready. :)

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  • Sarah July 17, 2011, 5:32 am

    I haven’t tried any of these products yet, but I really want to. I’ve really been meaning to try Batter Blaster lately.

  • Carol L July 17, 2011, 3:35 am

    Some great ideas. I’ve tried the Funky Monkey pouches. Loved them and so did grand son. I’ll have to share this with my daughter and her hubby for when they go camping with kids. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  • Amanda Alvarado July 17, 2011, 3:03 am

    For dd we love the pouches of pureed fruits/veggies (like the Peter Rabbit, Elle’s Kitchen, Happy Baby, etc) to take along on trips. They don’t have to be refrigerated and are small enough to toss in your purse. For dh, I make him unsalted sunflower seeds. He likes to chew on something while driving to stay awake and these are perfect since they have no salt! He gets bad migraines when he eats too many seeds and that doesn’t mesh with having to drive all day!

  • Tamara Sz July 17, 2011, 2:09 am

    I love Larabars for on the go! Great travel/camping food!

  • Adri July 16, 2011, 11:47 pm

    You can’t go camping and forget the graham crackers, marshmallows, and Hershey bars. No camping trip would be complete without S’mores.

  • JLJMommy July 16, 2011, 11:37 pm

    Our must have camping foods involve marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Also licorice, sunflower seeds and beef jerky. Great ideas! We did make lots of pancakes on our last camping trip… yum!

  • Kimberly July 16, 2011, 11:36 pm

    I have had the Batter Blaster, it was very yummy!

  • Stacie July 16, 2011, 11:29 pm

    These products look like they would be a great addition to the trips I have planned this summer! We are going camping at least once, I would love to try the pancake mix especially.

  • T Rex Mom July 16, 2011, 11:18 pm

    I LOVE snack taxi’s. I have two of the almost smallest size and we use them for every outing. One is always filled with Pirate Booty. The kids know exactly which one it is and if they see the polka dots of the bag, they cry for PB. I have been wanting to get more. I purchased ours at our local co-op retail store.

    The stainless steel snack cup looks really interesting, too. And my son will eat just about anything freeze dried but balks at the same exact things when they are fresh.

    Lastly, our friends just finished the 20,000 ft + climb up Mt. McKinley and I think they took some of those chicken wraps with them. They also said they were pretty good.

  • Meagan July 16, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I always bring bars and individual peanut butter packs when traveling. I love bringing Larabars! They are so good!

  • Heather July 16, 2011, 7:52 pm

    WoW.. some of those camping items which I like it.. I do camping out every year in WI…Some of items which I never see before.. I think there great idea.. I hopeful I can find somewhere those items.. My 3 boys love camping like me do.. only we can camping out while summer time and little fall time before winter coming.. no fun.. lol..

  • Michelle July 16, 2011, 7:20 pm

    I haven’t heard of these items! Thanks for sharing! We are new parents, so we are totally new to packing for more than us. I really like the batter blaster! Granola bars are always a must for us, but we’ll be looking much more closely at the ingredients now that we are thinking for a little one too! Great suggestion on the larabars!

  • Crunchy Beach Mama July 16, 2011, 5:17 pm

    Some great ideas Julie! I will have to remember all these options when the boys all go camping one night and leave me home to have the house to myself. Ahhh luxury.

    Those pancakes sound pretty cool!

  • Robin H July 16, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Never heard of any of these options… thanks for sharing! Will come in useful for our trip we have planned in October!
    When we have long drives we make sure to have string cheese, go gurt, and go go squeeze sauces in hand.

  • Amanda C July 16, 2011, 12:08 pm

    We have a few SnackTaxi bags and we LOVE them. That stainless steel snack container would be so handy! I am thinking right now of all of the different ways it could be used. And I am dying to try those Funky Monkey snacks. You cannot buy them around here but have heard such great things about them online.

  • Selina Rupers July 16, 2011, 12:02 pm

    I’ve never tried any of these, and haven’t been camping in a long, long time! But I always love to take the popcorn packages that you roast over the campfire. So much fun!

  • Valerie Scheer July 16, 2011, 10:58 am

    What great information! We just went camping for the first time as a family to Rocky Neck. We let the kids pre-make some of their snack baggies with what they thought would be fun camp food (ie; trail mix, crackers and peanut butter, etc). Having a 6, 3 and 2 year old made it a lot of work! I love the pancake idea!!! We are definitely going to check out the ECOlunchpod!! That looks very helpful! Thank you for the great ideas!! It’s always refreshing to see what other people do to break up the monotony of my usual ideas! We are thinking of camping at Hampton Beach State Park next. =) ~Valerie Scheer

  • debbie m July 16, 2011, 10:30 am

    Great gift packs!! We have a Snack Taxi and LOVE it!! Great for children’s snacks on a daily basis. I also use them for snacks at school when I teach. We have tried the Lara bar and it is yummy. Have yet to try the others, but would like to. Camping rocks!!!

  • Dawn July 16, 2011, 9:30 am

    I haven’t tried any of these products, but they all sound so amazing. I have 2 little girls and camping is high on our list to accomplish this summer yet – these items would make my life so much easier when planning and packing for our adventure.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and try them out.

  • Mary Worley July 16, 2011, 8:42 am

    I have eaten the Larabars and we love them. When we camp I try to do lots of boxes and individual packs (bags) for everyone. My hubby is a diabetic and I try to make snacks easy to identify per person with different colors, or types of containers.

  • Laverne ohearn July 16, 2011, 8:34 am

    All the above sounds great, I also love to take dehydrated fruit mixed with nuts when camping. Also a campfire recipe book that has recipes to make everything over open fire.

  • Cynthia Shern July 16, 2011, 8:33 am
    Planning a fishing trip beginning of next month and could really use a sweet item like this!! ;)

  • Tori July 16, 2011, 8:32 am

    Don’t forget the smores things!! We always keep the chocolate in the cooler so it will not melt.

    I have not tried any of the above products but have been thinking to try the batter blaster that would be very nice on a camping trip!!

  • Shawna Johnsen July 16, 2011, 8:29 am

    Actually planning a camping trip before school starts back up, would LOVE to win! :D