What to Bring for Food on a Plane

Food at the airport — what comes to your brain when you think about this topic? While I am super grateful when there are healthier options. I really just think it is easier to pack my own foods. My mom thinks I’m a little crazy, but whatevs. Preparing my own food pack or snack for an airplane ride in a trendy lunch bag is certainly cheaper. I know what ingredients are used in my food, and I can continue my people-watching escapade uninterrupted without having to scrounge around the airport terminal for a meal. But to each her own.

Easy Steps for DIY Airplane Food Snack – Foods On-The-Go

If you want an alternative to the beloved airport food, follow the below steps and suggestions.

  1. Plan your adventure.
  2. Plan what kind of food you will need to pack— snack? breakfast? lunch? dinner?
  3. Pack foods that are easily edible or package well.
    • BPA-free plastic and glass containers come in various sizes. Easy travel-buddies!
    • Carry food in a small, reusable lunch bag to keep everything fresh and free of bruises.
    • Toss in a small ice pack to keep foods chilled (you can get these at most grocery or kitchen stores)
  4. Make everyone else in the airport jealous of your healthy and free(ish) foods.
  5. Then, offer to share with them, so they can be healthy, too.

Healthy Travel Food Suggestions — Your Next Airplane Food Snack!

Food options: GOAL —> easy to bite or pop food in your mouth when on the move

  • Fruit: apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears, berries, cherries, watermelon
  • Veggies: raw and pre-sliced carrots, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower
  • Homemade container of hummus or almond butter (scoop 2 tbs in one of those containers we mentioned above)
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Avocado (all you need is a fork to cut the avocado in half and a spoon to scoop out the inside)
  • Pre-made coconut wrap with almond butter + banana
  • Organic/ Free-range turkey or chicken breast wrapped with raw cheese slices
  • Homemade trail mix
  • Homemade bars
  • Store-bought bars (these are my favourite brands when in a pinch): Amazing Grass Green Superfood, Lara Bars, Go Raw, Organic Food Bar Active Greens

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