15 Tasty Snacks You Can Bring On Planes
Flying is one of the greatest inventions that man has come up with. It has provided expedited transportation for people and cargo. It can be a hassle and very stressful at times. Especially on an empty stomach. Whether you have no time to eat or you can bring what you want to eat on the plane, hunger is known to ruin passenger’s flights. There are meals and snacks that the airlines offer but they are extremely over priced and you’ll feel like a sucker if you give in and buy them. Lucky for you, below is a list that I have put together that contains tasty snacks that you CAN bring on the plane.
Dried fruit is a refreshing and healthy snack. There is a wide variety to choose from which makes it a snap to create something amazing. You can buy several different types of fruit and then make your own mix. The tropical mix is simple and will make your flight feel a little better. This is also a cost efficient snack that only cost a few bucks, but can last a few flights.
Beef jerky is one of the greatest road-trip snacks. Before, beef jerky was usually just found at gas stations, now you can get a bag at any grocery store. Not only is it easy to find their are a variety of meat with different flavors now. You can choose from buffalo, turkey, lamb, chicken and even bacon for your favorite flavor. Beef jerky is perfect for a long flights when you want something a bit more substantial than the usual light snack.
Mom always said to eat your veggies, and since those are allowed to come on planes, it’s perfect. You can find almost any type of veggie or bean that has been dehydrated, dried or roasted and seasoned for your snacking pleasure. Kale, broccoli, chickpeas, sprouted flax and seaweed and more can be brought and consumed on the plane. Just because you’re 30,000 feet in the air doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy.
Cheese and Crackers
This classic combination will cost you more than you should pay if you ordered in-flight. My advice is to pack your own cheese and crackers to avoid an over priced snack. You can get prepackaged cheese and crackers from your supermarket. You could also prepare the snack your self, by taking a row of crackers, slicing your cheese of choice and putting it in a ziploc bag. Since cheese is best served at room temperature, you don’t need to worry about keeping it cold until the flight.
If you have ever experienced an early flight then you know how much of a hassle it is, especially on an empty stomach. You have to make sure you packed everything you need, hope the flight is on time and wonder if you have enough time to get breakfast. Thankfully, there are a slew of easy-to-pack options for on-the-go breakfasts. Granola bars have always been a reliable standby. You can get granola bars with toppings and fillings to satisfy your breakfast needs. You can skip the granola bar and opt for something a bit fancier and suitable for an adult, like individually wrapped chocolate crepes.
There is nothing worst than being in the middle of the sky when your sweet tooth hits. A bit of sugar eases the nerves so you can get through the flight. There are a lot of sweet snacks that are easy to pack and allowed on the plane. Enjoy mini biscotti, thin cookie crisps or small packs of four butter cookies with your afternoon coffee or tea. You can make your in-flight entertainment even better with chocolate covered peanut candies or red licorice. You can fill a small ziploc bag with you favorite candy to enjoy.
If dry fruit doesn’t tickle your fancy, try bringing some fresh fruits. Apples and oranges are some of the most common fresh fruit snacks that people bring to the airport. The timeless pairing of apple and peanut butter makes an ideal snack for those wanting something healthy and fresh on their flight. To be TSA-compliant make sure the peanut butter is in an individual pouch (1.15 ounces) to make it past security with no problem. This also makes it easy to snack without a bulky jar or knife. Keep your apple slices in a separate ziploc bag or simply pack a whole apple and spread the nut butter on it before you bite.
Trail mix is the ultimate travelers snack. you can eat as much or as little as you like with one hand, and it’s a mix of sweet and salty. Trail mix may be the go-to snack for many, but it can also be disappointing when it contains unwanted ingredients. In your local supermarket they usually sell different types of trail mix. Make your choice depending on the ingredients you like and dislike. You also have the option of buying ingredients separately and creating your own unique mix.
Everyone loves chocolate and if they don’t they’re not human and should not be allowed to fly anyway. Chocolate cravings can get serious and they happen multiple times a week. Being stuck 30,000 feet in the air when you need a fix is not the ideal situation. Thankfully, you can avoid these situations by keeping a quick bite close by. Everyone has their favorite brand of chocolate that the airlines don’t carry so bringing your own is always the best idea. Chocolate wedges from Trader Joe’s make it so simple to get your chocolate fix with an easy-to-carry tin and 16 individual wedges. Chocolate covered anything is also a fantastic way to kill the craving.
Alternatives to Chips
There’s no denying that potato chips make a great snack, but you can do better for your flight. Grab a bag of kettle popcorn for the in-flight movie to make if feel like you are at home or in the theater. Annie’s Organic Cheddar Snack Mix is also a great way to shake things up a bit. It brings the cheese and crackers into one box and is way better than any standard airline snack. These, however, are just two ideas for chip alternatives, there are plenty if other alternatives to the default Lay’s option.
Yes you can make tea on the plane. Here is how you can make ginger tea on a plane. Fill your thermo-cup with all the makings for a spicy ginger tea. Knobs of ginger, lemon slices, and honey, MINUS THE HOT WATER so you can get through security. Once you are on the plane, ask a flight attendant for boiling water and then let the brew steep until it’s nice and spicy. A great soothing drink, both for the nerves and your stomach.
A sandwich was good enough for us when we were kids why can’t it be good enough for us as adults. A sandwich is easy to make and is quite satisfying. It is also allowed on the plane. Peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese or even an avocado sandwich can be your in-flight snack. Just make sure the sandwich is wrapped up before getting on the plane.
A lot of people chew gum on the regular. Though some gum is not recommended by most dentist, there are some benefits of chewing it. Chewing gum improves memory, so you won’t forget to pack things. Flying can be stressful, chewing gum has been proven to relieve stress. Most people feel more attentive and alert when they chew gum. The good part is you can bring a pack of gum on the plane with you.
Wine, Liquor or Beer
Here is one that a lot of people don’t know about. You can bring your own alcoholic beverage 0n the plane with you. Over priced liquor on the plane was thought to be the only way to get a buzz while flying. TSA allows up to 3.4 ounces of wine, liquor and/or beer to be carried on the plane. Cheers to that.
Pies and Cakes
Pies and Cakes are allowed on the plane, but they are subject to additional security checks. Many people like to bring back the pastries that there family made for them and sending a cake or pie in the mail is not the most secure way. If it is just a slice or two than TSA may let you go through with no problem. If it is a whole pie or cake they may ask you to step to the side and ask for a piece.