Monday, August 1, 2011

Are We There Yet?

'Tis the season for road trips, and the Duggars are no exception. If you passed them on the highway, you would probably think you were driving by a tour bus--the vehicle they travel in has twelve full-length bunks, a fridge/freezer, and enough space for the entire family to move about.

What do they eat while on the road? In Michelle's latest TLC Parentables post, she lists some of their favorite snacks. As far as dry foods go, they usually bring big containers (from Sam's) of animal crackers, goldfish, and pretzels. Believe it or not, the kids also enjoy munching on pickles, canned green beans sprinkled with salt and vinegar, beef jerky, and Ramen noodles.

What does your family like to snack on while traveling?


  1. Are the older children each responsible for some of the younger children? Or, what are your methods for doing head counts? I bet that is one fun bus!

  2. There are new pictures posted at

  3. I love dill pickles. They are best salty and the larger the pickle the better! I am not a big beef jerky fan but I love Slim Jim's. I admit I love junk food like Laffy Taffy's, ice cream and cup cakes.

  4. We bring along snack packs of applesauce and/or peanut butter, rice crackers (Nut Thins are our best economical choice), tuna and/or salmon packets, bananas, bagged popcorn (not for little children....ours are older), granola, water (keep cool always!), homemade Lara bars (at 30 cents per same-sized bar!...look up Gluten Free recipe online), home-made trail mix (nuts, seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, carob chips or choc chips or M&M's...chocolate not for hot car!), corn chips (the cheaper, GF kind), snack carrots (the thin baby kind). Michele's green bean idea sounds like a good thing to try on thin asparagus. We don't have a sink or refrigerator or microwave, but travel in a regular small car, and we eat only gluten free. But these treats are all keepers with us.

  5. Hi!

    The Duggars use the buddy system. Each of the younger children is paired up with an older one, so when the family goes out, that helps keep everyone accounted for. The older ones also help their buddies with schoolwork, music practice, and chores (called jurisdictions in the Duggar home).

    Lily and Ellie

  6. Thanks for sharing that link, Stephanie!

    ~Lily and Ellie

  7. I love their show but they should add more seasons on Netflix a lot of people in the US and u would have more viewers From:

  8. Thank you for Sharing, I Love How you Raise your Family It makes so much Sense,Love ya Bev


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