When traveling don't drink pop (soda), water, juice, ect out of boredom, you are just going to be wasting time when you have to stop at restrooms, drink only when you ARE THRISTY!!! Even then try to limit it.
Children often eat out of boredom on trips. Because of this don't give them chips, candy bars, licorice, friut twists, etc. You are just going to be keeping them up all night and/or making them have a upset tummy in the car (not very delightful).
A list of "Travel Safe Snacks" are: pretzels, animal crackers, all-natrual fruit rolls, rasins, cereal, granola bars, and cheese sticks.
If you are leaving home anywhere from 5:00am - 8:00am ,don't eat breakfast at home,stop at a fast food resturant AFTER you have been traveling for about 1 1/2 ,this then breaks the trip up a little. If you are still on the road for lunch, EAT in The CAR,this saves time, trust me, If you are on the road at about 4:00p.m.- 6:00p.m. eat dinner at a fast food resturant.
Non-Peak times to eat:
Breakfast- 5:00a.m. - 7:00a.m.
Lunch- Don't even stop at a resturant for lunch, eat in the car
Dinner: 4:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Lunches in the car should be simple yet filling, good foods are: PB&J,cheese sticks, juice, roast beef sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, pretzles, etc.