10 Healthy Snacks To Pick Up For Your Next Flight

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Packing for a trip that involves a visit to the airport can be tough. But packing food a flight can sometimes be even trickier. Its easy to just say “oh well” and opt for airplane food for sale, or if your lucky, the food in first class, but even though it may taste good any airplane food is going to contain so many preservatives it won’t be good for those of us who travel constantly. After living out of a suitcase for the past few months I’ve compiled a list of 10 snacks that are easy to pack, won’t go bad fast, inexpensive and best of all, HEALTHY!

 

1.Fresh fruit

I try to pack anything from bananas, strawberries, apples, oranges and tangerines when I’m traveling. But one of my favorites is blueberries. They’re easy to pack, and full of antioxidants, vitamin c and fiber.  Simply clean them and store them in a tupperware container so they won’t get squished.

Serving Size: 1 cup

84 calories

1 g protein

.5 g fat (0 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

1 mg sodium

21 g carbohydrates (15 g sugar, 4 g fiber)

 

2.Individually packaged Bumblebee Tuna

I love these! They come in a variety of flavors like Spicy Thai Chili, Sun-dried Tomato and Basil, Jalapeño, & Chipotle. They’re usually $2/2 at Publix so they’re cheap and even come individually packaged with a spoon. Perfect for people on the go.

Serving Size: 1 package

60 calories

14 g protein

0 g fat (0 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

270 mg sodium

2g carbohydrates (1 g sugar, 5 g fiber)

 

3.Homemade Banana Bread

This one requires a little bit more effort, as it isn’t pre-packaged. However, that being said you can make it just how you like it. I’ve included a healthier & gluten banana bread recipe here that you can check out, or if banana bread isn’t your thing, here’s a zucchini bread recipe.

Serving size: 1 slice

217 calories

25 g protein

11 g fat (6.5 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

156 mg sodium

18 g carbohydrates (1 g sugar, 5 g fiber)

*based off banana bread recipe tagged

 

4.Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky has basically saved my life. It’s full of protein, keeps you full, and is pretty healthy too. Whenever I feel like I could use a snack I can just grab a piece or two of beed jerky and it usually holds me over. My favorite is Jack Link’s Teriyaki flavor. You can buy a pretty big bag of it for $10 at most grocery stores. I’ve also found a lot of really good beef jerky brands and flavors at TjMaxx surprisingly. Usually smaller packs that cost between $3-$7 but more unique flavors.

Serving Size: 1 oz

80 calories

10 g protein

1g fat (0 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

590 mg sodium

5 g carbohydrates (1 g sugar, 5 g fiber)

 

5.Sweet & Juicy Mango from Trader Joes

I’m one of those people who always needs to eat something sweet after something salty to even it out. I usually only have 1-3 pieces of these when I’m feeling hungry and they’re so sweet you don’t need much more. It’s a great alternative to eating a candy bar, and only $3 at Trader Joes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serving Size: 1/4  cup

120 calories

1 g protein

0 g fat (0 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

40 mg sodium

30 g carbohydrates (1 g sugar, 5 g fiber)

 

6.The Good Bean Roasted Chickpeas 

I’ve always liked chickpeas but it wasn’t until recently that I tried these dried ones. A good alternative to chips, it’s something crunchy to munch on while watching movies on the plane.

Serving Size: 1 oz

120 calories

5 g protein

3 g fat (0 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

185 mg sodium

18 g carbohydrates (1 g sugar, 5 g fiber)

 

7.Goodie Girl Cookies Mint Slims

The grown up version of thin mints, these cookies taste amazing and without all the calories and fat regular girl scout cookies have! Sometimes you just need a little sweet.

Serving Size: 4 cookies

150 calories

2 g protein

9 g fat 4.5 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

120 mg sodium

18 g carbohydrates (0 g sugar, 0 g fiber)

 

8.Banana Chia Pod

I love making chia pudding at home whenever I can, but transporting it can be a pain (I’ve tried mason jars and tupperware and it didn’t turn out great). This individual pod is perfect for travelers, its about the size of a yogurt and because of the chia seeds you’ll feel pretty full after just one small cup.

Serving Size: 1 pod

160 calories

3 g protein

9 g fat,  5 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

.5 mg sodium

20 g carbohydrates (0 g sugar, 0 g fiber)

 

9.Applesauce 

I’ve always loved applesauce, and this brand is my favorite. Although usually I like to buy the big jar of applesauce, these individually sized packs are perfect for traveling and being on the go.

 

Serving Size: 1 4 oz cup

0 calories

0 g protein

0 g fat 2 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

10 mg sodium

22 g carbohydrates (2 g sugar, 18 g fiber)

 

10.Babybel light cheese 

Easy to pack, no mess, cheese! Only 50 calories per wheel and who doesn’t love tearing open the wax well covering the soft babybel cheese inside?! It’s a yes from me.

Serving Size: 1 cheese wheel

50 calories

6 g protein

2 g fat 2 g Sat. Fat, 0 g Trans Fat)

160 mg sodium

0 g carbohydrates (0 g sugar, 0 g fiber)