What food do you bring?

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  1. DISvirgin1

    DISvirgin1 Mouseketeer

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    I know this has been a topic before, but what kinds of foods do you pack when going with the family? Just want to see if I am missing anything!:)
     
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  3. tms295psu

    tms295psu Mouseketeer

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    Last trip I sent 2 huge boxes via ups!!! Only because our son has a feeding disorder and ate very limited varieties and textures of food along with special high calorie requirements, very stressful time for our family.

    Otherwise we only pack a few favorite snacks for the kids. Fruit snacks, dry cereal, very few juice boxes. Everything else is either eat out or grocery shop.

    Are you planning on cooking all your meals or just looking for "snacks" to pack for your room?
     
  4. Misti315

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    I plan on bringing cereal bars, squeezable applesauce, raisins, graham crackers and bananas.
     
  5. magicalcouple

    magicalcouple DIS Veteran

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    We UPS some goods before the trip and some of them are in fact food items! The food items we ship are:

    Cereal Bars
    Cereal
    Apple Juice
    Juice Boxes
    Vanilla Wafer Cookies
    Peanut Butter Crackers

    ;)
     
  6. dragonfly08

    dragonfly08 DIS Veteran

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    We eat breakfast in the room most of the time, and pack snacks/lunches so that we can have something light whenever we're ready.

    I always bring granola bars, cereal, bagels, bread, peanut butter, apples, bananas, grapes, juice boxes, crackers/goldfish, cookies or another treat, and whatever else looks good or the kids ask to have along. We pick up jelly, cream cheese, milk and yogurt from the resort food court as needed to go along with it.
     
  7. lawrenceFletcher

    lawrenceFletcher No longer renting points

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    We bring an eight pac of peanut butter 'Jif to go' cups. They are perfect for snacking and good on protein
     
  8. Elleshoodat

    Elleshoodat DIS Veteran

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    We have a toddler who "grazes" more than he eats big meals, so we always pack lots of snacks (we drive): Goldfish, fruit snacks, applesauce pouches, pretzels, animal crackers. Plus fruit, peanut butter and bread for breakfast.
     
  9. DisneyMommyMichelle

    DisneyMommyMichelle Always Dreaming...

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    Bread
    PB&J
    Granola Bars
    Small Boxes of Cereal
    Goldfish
    Pretzels
    Fruit Snacks
    Cuties
    Apples
    1 package of Ziploc snack sized bags
    1 package of Ziploc sandwich bags
     
  10. sb682

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    Fruit snacks
    Goldfish
    Pirate's Booty
    M&Ms
    Raisins
    Trail mix
    Single-serve packets of almond butter
    Mickey-shaped ring pops (found them at Walmart in the party supplies)
    Coffee (we are staying off-site and have a kitchen)
     
  11. ANGDVC

    ANGDVC Earning My Ears

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    Crackers, cookies, fruit pouches, granola bars, tuna pouches, raisins, applesauce cups, lots of fresh fruit (we drive), oatmeal, cereals, gatorade, and then small treats (mostly candy) as rewards for waiting in lines nicely.
     
  12. growinupdisney

    growinupdisney DIS Veteran

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    we eat breakfast in room so I bring:

    Cereal
    banana
    apples and oranges
    muffins
    granola bars

    get milk from the gift shop not food court at hotel

    Snacks:
    Slim Jims
    nabs
    peanuts
    gummies
    fruit (listed above)

    water
    capri-suns
    gatorade
     
  13. DISvirgin1

    DISvirgin1 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the ideas! There were a couple of things I had not thought of! And good tip about getting milk at the gift shop!
    We do plan on having breakfast in the room, since our girls tend not to eat as well "out" so I want to know they are having one good (somewhat healthy!) meal.
     
  14. DisneyMommyMichelle

    DisneyMommyMichelle Always Dreaming...

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    We always do breakfast in the room so we waste no time in the morning. We either eat it in the room or if we are running late we eat on the way. I bring a small bag of snacks, to tide them over in the parks while in lines or such so that they can make it to a later lunch in park and then that will tide them over with whatever leftover snacks I have until Dinner which we usually have at one of the resorts.
     
  15. AKL_Megs

    AKL_Megs <font color=blue>I'd Rather Be At AKL!!!<br><font

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    We don't bring any food to the parks, but we do have one or two breakfast meals in the room. We get Einstein bagels and cream cheese from Super Target.

    We also have some snacks in the room, like a 12 pack of Coke for when we don't feel like refilling our mugs, a bag of chips, a package of cookies, and a bag of some kind of candy.

    For DD, we have Goldfish, a package of blueberries or strawberries, GoGo Squeez pouches, and a gallon of water.
     
  16. erikaluvsdisney

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    Just out of curiousity...for those of you that pack a lot of snacks, are you also on the dining plan???

    We are on the dining plan, and although we will tend to do breakfast in the room, sometimes I feel that between the meals and the snacks included on the plan, you can almost pack too many snacks.
     
  17. jenn3456

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    My kids are big eaters and we love out snacks. I appreciate this thread because we will be shipping food and stuff down. We are also planning one grocery run at the beginning if the week for pop, bottled water, milk, beer bread etc. we are on the dining plan. My thought is that we are going to eat breakfast in our room on most days and they my kids can split a kids meal from the dining plan for a snack in the middle of the day. And then we still have the other two dining plan meals to use for lunch/dinner.
     
  18. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

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    Sommer sausage, the hard type. Doesn't need to be refrigerated :thumbsup2
     
  19. la79al

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    If we had the dining plan, we would probably only pack snacks for the picky 2 year old with food allergies, maybe the 4 year old. I discovered many years ago with my stepdaughter that kids do not always choose the best time to decide they are hungry (or the best time to nap). This trip we won't have the DP and my kids are snackers anyhow so I'm thinking with the right kind of snacks, we can minimize what we have to buy in the parks.
     
  20. littlezar

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    We drive so not a big deal to have stuff left. Last trip we were offsite and brought the following:

    Bottled Water
    Gatorade
    Goldfish crackers (I bring a few bags & use a small tupperware for in the backpack)
    Fruit
    Cereal
    Poptarts
    Lunchbox size single packs of:
    Pretzels
    Pringles
    Quaker Stila Oat Bits
    Applesauce (for house, not in backpack for fear of breakage, LOL)

    We also hit Walmart for some groceries - milk, bread, eggs, lunchmeat, etc on our arrival day.
     
  21. Misti315

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    We are on the DP, but still plan on bringing in plenty of snacks to the parks. We have 4 kids and they love snacks!
     

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