Best Snacks to Take On A Plane With You


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As the Christmas holidays are approaching, many of you will be traveling over the coming weeks. Make sure your trip is as easy and stress-free as possible, whether you're taking a family vacation or a year-end trip or visiting any far-related family and friends. Packing meals that you can eat during the flight is one way to prepare ahead of time and reduce in-flight stress. Not only will packing your own food for a flight help you save money, it can also help you maintain some of your health goals and feel better while on vacation.

Best Snacks to Take on a Plane

No matter you are diet conscious or on any health-related prescription, these snacks will help you to have the best start of your journey. Here is list of items of best snacks that you can carry on a plane with you.

Dried Fruits

Dried Fruits

There is a wide array of dried fruits available, but when most people think of dried fruits, they usually only think of raisins or bananas. However, some delicious alternatives for dry fruits include dried pineapple, mango, peaches and pears.

Hummus and Crackers

Hummus and crackers

One of the best snacks to take on a plane is hummus and crackers. You can carry hummus powder with you, as this is all-time refrigerated item. 

Chickpea or Quinoa Salad

Chickpea or quinoa salad

Snacking on quinoa or chickpea salad while traveling is a handful and delicious option. Such airplane snacks not only satisfy your appetite throughout the long flight, but are also considered superfoods. Very much tasty and nourishing.

Peanut and Almond Butter

Peanut and almond butter

Packets of peanut or almond butter are convenient to take on long trips, but sometimes, keeping It fresh is a challenge. Justin's is an organic company that sells peanut butter and several varieties of almond butter, including a delicious maple almond butter, in small size travelling packets.



Muffins are quick and easy to prepare ahead of time and freeze so they're ready for your trip. They are low in dirt and high in energy. Sweet Spinach Muffins, Power Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins, Chocolates or blueberry muffins are best to take as a snack for your plane journey.

Protein Bars

Protein Bars

Protein bars make a great snack if you need to make last-minute preparations for a conference or if you're a student and need to finish an essay. During a long flight, this chewy travel snack will satisfy your hunger and help you stay focused.

Vegetables and Dip

Vegetables and Dip

Vegetables can be great source of filling your empty stomach. Choose vegetables that are high in water content, such as cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and celery. Add some nutritious vegetables, such as green peas, broccoli and carrots.

Coconut Chips

Coconut Chips

Instead of salty potato chips, opt for healthier onboard snacks such as coconut chips. Compared to traditional potato chips, these low-carb chips will help you feel less bloated and dry. They also sometimes come in different flavors and are quite tasty. They travel well by plane. 

Tips for Snacks to Take on a Plane

  • Take re-usable zip lockers with you for food items. When you're done eating, it's easy to store in reusable grocery bags or collapsible containers, which are also great for taking snacks on the go and also, they keep the food fresh for longer time.
  • Take an insulated bag along with you. You may need to use an insulated lunch bag instead of an ice pack. Many of the planes don’t allow to carry ice bags with you. Don't forget to keep food cold until you're ready to go.
  • Take a disposable spoon/fork with you on your flight. It will help you to eat on your convenience instead of waiting for an air hostess to bring you a spoon.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks when you are flying. Soda can make troubles for you while traveling. Try to get some water or kind of liquid that help to digest quickly such as lemon juice, aloe vera juice or ginger tea.


This does not mean that you should eat like a bird in flight. Whenever you're packing your bags, think about some food and drink for the trip. The secret is to pack meals that will keep you well-hydrated, full and energized enough to get you to your destination without resorting to airport food.


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