{ Tips and Tricks for Packing Healthy Snacks When Flying }


{ Tips and Tricks for Packing Healthy Snacks When Flying }

Hitting up the airport for some snacks or even a meal is a no brainer for some. Plenty of options to grab and go and even more yummy options for sit down dining.  However, for others watching their figure or even their wallet, the airport can be tricky when it comes to eating healthy.  Airport security can scare off some people from packing their usual fare, long flights can leave you ravenous, and not to mention even salads at the airport are much more expensive than you would find in your local grocery store. Here are some ways to ensure you are eating enough and often enough during your travel days.

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First, don’t be afraid of airport security. Just know the rules!

Here are some easy snacks to pack in your carry-on that don’t require heating up or staying cold:

  • Homemade trail mix, in little portioned out Ziplock baggies
  • Fruit that does not bruise easily, such as apples
  • Natural peanut butter in small containers less than 3.4oz (in carry on bag)
  • Protein bars or snack bars of choice
  • Rice cakes
  • Beef jerky or turkey jerky
  • Low sugar whole grain granola or healthy cereal of choice

Now, if you are feeling like you may need more substance to get you through the day, pack a cold pack in your carry on for the following items:

  • Yogurt less than 3.4 oz
  • Already peeled hard boiled eggs (to be peeled and eaten at your gate, far from other people!)
  • Salad in plastic containers with a dressing less than 3.4 oz.
  • Cold chicken breasts – Hey, some bodybuilders or extreme fitness junkies know that desperate times call for desperate measures.
  • Vegetable crudités such as carrots, celery, bell peppers

Don’t forget your plastic forks, knives, and napkins! I know there are more options out there. What are your tips and tricks for packing healthy airport food?


About the Blogger:

Shannon Gagnon is the recipe developer, food stylist and food photographer behind Crawfish & Crunches. She is known for turning delicious southern staples into slightly healthier versions that can be enjoyed all week long.  On her blog you can find just what the tagline says, “Realistic recipes, rich southern culture, and health conscious habits.” 

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