Whether I like it or not, I have somehow become an expert on traveling with kids. It is not my intention to be a jet setter, but because I live (a) far from my parents and friends on the West Coast and (b) in a cold weather state, it means that if I want to see my family and/or not freeze, I need to get on a plane. So, planes it is!
As a family, we have several go-to techniques on how to manage air travel with young ones (and ourselves). These include: taking the early morning flights (to avoid the potential of being delayed and then having more wait-time, not that that worked last time we flew ), stocking the iPad with games/videos, bringing presents for take-off and landing, having extra sets of clothes/toys/books/activities, and having the perfect options for food. In terms of food..
Protein Bars 
Box of raisins 
Fruit Leathers 
And if our travel plans include lunch, I usually make sandwiches for everyone to munch on….as you read this, we are en route back from the West Coast to NYC….with all this food! Wish us luck, and that we don’t have the same issue we had on the way here ! Happy weekend!