Travel snack is arguably one of the most important things that should not be forgotten. Especially if you’re on a long-haul flight! The dehydration and the very small portions of in-flight food just won’t cut it. So having your own snacks ready is not just essential, but often, necessary.
Get to know the basics of TSA regulation
The TSA regulation apparently has a page that informs you whether you can bring snacks or not. And the answer is? Yes! Some people do worry about whether they would be able to bring food onboard or not because liquids are prohibited. Solid food items are definitely allowed onboard. Food or beverages that aren’t allowed are ones that come in a form of liquid or gel. So, unfortunately, you can’t bring things like yogurt to the plane.
Healthy food is delicious food
While the idea of a flight snack is to keep yourself fed throughout the trip, picking good food is important. That does not mean you have to stuff your lunch boxes with broccoli if you don’t like it. Fill it with something that’s both delicious and healthy. One fine example of this is fruit! One Fuji apple and a banana would keep your stomach happy for even a four-hour flight even if you don’t order any in-flight food at all.
What are some snack ideas for your plane ride?
Try some of these for your next flight—whether it’s a long-haul or a short trip:
- Fruits. Many kinds of fruits. My favorites are apples, pears, bananas, and some watermelon for extra hydration.
- Sandwiches and wraps. They’re convenient and most importantly, very easy to eat on the go. Pack a shawarma or doner kebab with lots of crunchy veggies inside if you have a long flight. They’re very filling and they taste amazing.
- Hard-boiled eggs. Super simple and an excellent source of protein. Keeping the eggs in its shell is the best way to keep it fresh throughout your journey.
- Salads. Salads are, of course, one of the number one go-to healthy dishes that are also an excellent option for airplane snacks. Give your salad a wrap if you want to eat it with less mess. Stuff your salad in a pita to make it extra filling. Separate the dressing so that your salad would still taste good on the plane.
Packing your snack
Choosing what you want for your plane snack is just half the battle. Now it’s time for you to pack your snacks! You don’t want it messy or makes it inconvenient for you to eat. Always keep your snack in your handbag or your personal bag.
And you’ll probably need enough room for that. Don’t put your snacks in the cabin luggage, not those you’d like to eat during the flight, at least.
Use of lunch boxes is classic and very versatile. Alternatively, you may also use reusable snack bags (Chicobag, for example).
They’re washable and they take so much less room compared to the lunch boxes. Remember to always bring a water bottle too for you to fill on your destination or after you passed the security.