Don’t forget the snacks
You managed to make it to the airport on time! Phew, that was close. But now you hear a noise and feel something in your stomach. You’re hungry? Don’t waste time in line or at a vending machine. Be smart and pre-pack some snacks. Here are my favorite travel snacks!
Peanut Butter is my absolute favorite! Peanut butter goes well with fruit, veg, and dry snacks like crackers and pretzels and is filling. Just a reminder If you are flying, the TSA website states that you can carry on less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml of liquid or gel-like foods.
Granola bars are a super easy snack you can toss in your carry-on or personal item. A good mix for me is sweet and salty yummy! Most granola bars are high in fiber, which can hold you over between meals. Tip healthy granola bars tend to have very few ingredients.
Dried Fruit such as mangos, bananas or apple chips, apricots, raisins, and more are great travel snacks. Dried fruit is prepackaged, requires no prep to eat, has health several benefits, and can help satisfy your sweet tooth.
Crackers of any kind graham, saltine, animal, Pb, or even whole wheat crackers can be satisfying to a hungry tummy. It’s not a meal, but it can hold you until you receive one.
Trail mix is the ultimate travel snack. The mixture comes in several different flavors ( sweet, savory, and or spicy) usually consisting of a variety of nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit. Great for an on-the-go snack.
Fruit is a must for me apple slices, a banana, or grapes are easy to pack fruit and require minimal effort to consume.
Veggies such as carrots, peppers, snap peas, or celery sticks are a great healthy snack for any trip. For a more filling serving pair it with hummus. If flying be sure your hummus or dip of choice is less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml.
Water, water, water is a must for any trip and will definitely quench your thirst. If you are interested in having more flavor look into single-flavored powder packets to add to your plain water, flavored water, fruit juice, or a sports drink.
If flying the beverages choices may differ. According to TSA, less than 100 ml/3.4oz liquids are allowed through the airport security checkpoint. Remember that every airport is different, and rules and regulations may differ.
However, you can bring single-flavored packets, tea bags ( ginger, lemon, camomile, etc.), coffee, or hot cocoa, ask a steward for bottled water or a cup of hot water, and enjoy your beverage.
No one likes to be hangry. So, whatever your choice of snacks are I hope you save yourself some time and energy by packing a couple of your own.