I know what you might be thinking. Why pack snacks onto the plane when food is provided, or if I can just buy snacks at the airport? To answer your question, airplane food might be somewhat delicious but in an unhealthy way, and snacks at the airport are overpriced and a waste of your money! You can have the choice to take as much food as you want and be guaranteed to have only the things that you like. Imagine being stuck on a long flight and having to deal will small portioned meals provided on the plane, that don’t agree with your tastebuds! Total nightmare. Here are some healthy snacks that you can take on your flight without worrying if it will smell, go bad, or get smashed.
1. Hard Fruits
Skip the bananas and pack some hard fruit such as apples, oranges, and pears! Full of nutritious benefits, fruits are perfect for when you’re craving something crunchy, juicy, or sweet! Although they might seem a little boring, fruits are definitely a triple threat.
2. Dry Oatmeal Cup
If you’re getting on an early flight and you haven’t had breakfast yet, this is the perfect “snack” to take on the plane. You can simply just ask the flight attendant for some hot water and enjoy a healthy breakfast, instead of buying an expensive small-sized bowl at the airport. You don’t want to be the one missing a flight because you missed breakfast, and you surely don’t want to be stuck starving on a plane!
3. Boxed Charcuterie
Make your own mini charcuterie and take it with you on your flight! Your little container can include some multi-grain crackers, turkey or ham, cheese, grapes, and olives! These foods don’t have strong scents, so you won’t have grimacing faces staring at you from left to right. Also, if you are someone who gets bored with one flavor, this flavor-packed snack box is perfect for you!
4. Rice Cakes and Nut Butter
Because they’re full of heart-healthy fats and fibers, nuts are proven to keep you fuller for a longer period of time, so you won’t need to be anxious about not having enough to eat on the plane! Rice cakes are low in calories and are much healthier than bread. You can eat these two delicious snacks together, and you can top them with fruits or cinnamon! Whatever floats your boat, or flies your plane!
5. Roasted Chickpeas
If you’re craving crunchy, flavorful chips but don’t want the unhealthy ingredients, opt for some roasted chickpeas! You can make them the day before your flight, and you can add any spices of your choice. Chickpeas are extremely healthy and far healthier and nutritious than potato chips. Just bake them in the oven, and pack them in a Ziploc bag or Tupperware!
6. Protein Bars
When it comes to airport snacks, it’s easy to just grab a candy bar at the stores because they display them all on a wall, and there are so many varieties to choose from. Avoid this at all costs! Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with a protein bar instead. Protein bars are great because they’re healthy and sweet! Grab a chocolate protein bar for your next trip instead of a high calorie, high sugar candy bar.
7. Skinny Pop
It’s hard to sit around with nothing to do, so it’s typical for one to bring downloaded movies or watch the free ones on the plane. Enjoy your movies with some Skinny Pop popcorn! This popcorn is only 100 calories per bag, and it’s just as delicious as movie theatre popcorn! save yourself from binging on high-calorie butter popcorn, and eat as much healthy popcorn as you want!
8. Vegetable Chips
I think you already know what I’m about to say. Skip the potato chips and go for some vegetable chips! They’re just as crunchy, maybe even a little crunchier! The great thing about these chips is that they have many different kinds of varieties in one bag, from sweet potatoes to yucca, to parsnips! Vegetable chips are highly addictive, but it’s okay because they’re extremely low in calories. They’re completely guilt-free and a must-have on this list of healthy snacks!
9. Apple Chips
These crunchy and sweet fellas are perfect for your sweet tooth craving! This is the healthiest bag of chips you’ll ever consume, given that the only ingredients used are apples and cinnamon! Another guilt-free, delicious snack.
10. Pita Chips and Hummus
If you want a more flavorful snack, opt for some pita chips and hummus! Put together, pita chips and hummus are the perfect crunchy and smooth duo. Definitely my favorite of the healthy snacks!