Best Homemade Snacks for a Long Airplane Trip

The holidays mean a lot of things: family gatherings, snow angels, hot chocolate, giving gifts and feeling peaceful. One notoriously un-peaceful part of the holidays, for some, is traveling. The stress of airport travel is often compounded by the fact that there are fewer healthy food options than there should be. Instead of wandering up and down the terminal looking for an overpriced banana, consider creating some of these easy, healthy and portable snacks to take with you on your adventure.

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1. Healthy Fig Newtons (gf)

These delicious morsels are made from all natural, mostly raw ingredients—making them a healthier version of the real thing. Rolled oats are utilized in the “dough,” which will make gluten-free foodies happy. And the sweetness of dates, figs and the zest of lemon create a bright and vibrant snack.

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2. Roasted Nuts

If you’ve never tried roasting nuts at home, it is a must! Not only do you have control over how much oil used, but your home will smell wonderful afterwards. These treats are best when eaten 2-3 days after they’ve been roasted.

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3. Crunchy Kale Chips with Sea Salt and Sesame Seeds

Looking for something crunchy, but also want to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of green veggies? Look no further than the mighty kale chip. This super-simple recipe can serve as a base for any additional flavors you’d like to add: nutritional yeast for a cheesy tang, cayenne for a kick or tahini for a full-flavored snack.

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4. Easy Vegan Granola Bars

Another gluten-free treat, these bars are easy to make and much better for you than the highly processed bars at the store. Featuring flax meal, cinnamon, tahini, dried fruit, and nuts, these are packed with nutrition and will satisfy your stomach while jet-setting.

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5. Curried Popcorn

Bringing a bag of popcorn for the plane ride is a great way to avoid the typical dry, tasteless pretzels they serve on board. This recipe features a unique twist on an old favorite: curry powder. Give it a try—you may never season your popcorn the same way again!

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6. Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus travels well, packs a hefty protein punch and ensures we’re also getting our veggies if we bring along some crudités. Roasted red peppers make this chickpea spread shine with a certain sweetness and boost of beta carotene.

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7. Fresh Fruit

When all else fails, grab a few apples, pears, bananas, kiwi fruit or any other fruit that comes in its own packaging. If you have a few minutes before you run out the door, chop up some melon, mango or pineapple (and throw in some antioxidant-rich berries!) and create a take-away bag of fresh, nutritious fruit for your travels.

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Janis K1 months ago

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Sonia M

Good ideas thanks for sharing

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Anne F
Anne F1 months ago

hooray for nuts and such

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