Airplane Snacks!

Let’s face it—flying on airplanes is no picnic. You’re cramped up in what is basically a large cubicle, the A/C drying out your skin and your feet are swelling! The last thing you want to do is crack open some less-than-amazing airplane food of questionable origin. Here are some of our suggestions for plane snacks, easy to prepare and easy to take with you:

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Cranberry Flaxseed Bran Muffin. Avoid the worst of jet lag with a boost of vitamin C, magnesium and fiber! Plus these muffins are delicious and guilt-free since they are low in sugar and fat.

Bento Box. Get a small plastic tin and fill it up with your favorite cheeses, crackers, nuts—maybe toss in a few sesame sticks and pretzels too! Low mess, quick bites, and voila!

Fruit Leather. Pack on that vitamin C with some fruit leather, which you can buy at most stores (look in the organic section), or have some fun and make it at home! Try this recipe here.

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Apple or Kale Chips. Continue the homemade tradition with apple or kale chips made right in your home! Just bake them in your oven (a few hours for the apples, a few minutes for the kale) the day before, and dash with some spices (cinnamon for the apples, salt for the kale) for a lightweight and delicious snack.

Sandwich. Snacks just not doing it for you and need something a bit more filling? Or are you forced to endure one of those classic 5 hour flights with no free food? Prepare a quick sandwich beforehand. The key is to get something that is easy to clean up and doesn’t have a strong smell (imagine being the one stuck with Onion Breath all flight 🙂 ). Try a hummus on pita, or a chickpea salad on whole wheat. You be brave and try an apple and brie sandwich—use multigrain bread for that extra bit of nutrition!

Have a great idea for an airplane snack? Leave it in the comments!

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