Snacks for the Airplane

airplane food

Ahhh airplane food! Can it get any worse? You know it can. That’s why I always recommend you bring food on an airplane or suffer the consequences. I’ve been flying quite a bit lately, so I’ve become a master of packing healthy snacks that travel well. Here’s a look at what I throw in my carry on bag.

First off, I always pick up a smoothy before I board my flight. My favourite is Jugo Juice’s Raspberry Rush. It weights in at 259 calories, 4.8 grams of protein and 6.1 grams of fibre. They say it’s the equivalent of five servings of fruit and veg (which I don’t totally buy), but at least it makes me feel somewhat healthy before starting any journey.

In addition to the smoothy I bring these along:

  • Apples
  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Some kind of protein bar
  • Cut up carrots, red peppers, orange and cucumber slices
  • A few of Gwyneth’s muffins

Ryvita crackers

And this, gluten-free take on PB&J. Take two Ryvita crackers, smear one side with almond butter, the other with apple butter (like a concentrated apple sauce). Snap together and enjoy.

gluten free airplane meal

But the most fabulous snack for any journey, is this Go Picnic ready to eat meal I found at the Phoenix airport, comprised of crackers, humus, nuts, dried fruit and chocolate – all gluten-free. You even get a bonus sudoku puzzle inside the box!

Sudoku puzzle

Do you take food with you on the airplane? What are your favourite go-to snacks?


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5 thoughts on “Snacks for the Airplane”

  1. Love this post, I really dislike plane food, I wish they would just give ‘normal’ snacks instead of a smelly sandwich or a foamy omelette with a chicken sausage! Great recommendations, I usually try to take those little cheese and cracker packs and some fruit.

    1. I don’t know why I never thought about taking cheese and crackers. That would also fill me up. Thanks, Victoria!

  2. I love the puzzle! It’s a really nice touch. I generally don’t take food on planes as I’m not sure if I’m allowed to bring it through customs and airports are often very pricey. I do tend to get a chewable sweet though, so my ears adjust to the change in altitude more easily.

    1. Who can say no to Sudoku, right? I totally forgot to add in my post that I always tote gum for the ear-thing. Thanks so much for the reminder!

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