Good Eats To Take On A Plane Trip

23 Dec

I recently found these cute little Mini Brie “Bites” from Trader Joe’s. They are perfect to throw in my bag and nibble with an apple once I get through security.

Traveling anywhere on a plane these days takes much longer than it should, so I never leave home without snacks. You never know when you’re going to get delayed by a flight being late, or even worse, cancelled!

Some of my favorite snack foods to carry are:

  • Nuts or seeds (or chocolate covered nuts…even better!)
  • Peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • A couple of tangerines (also good for squeezing or muddling into a drink) or an apple

Depending on the time of day or the length of the trip, sometimes a more substantial meal is necessary. If you freeze a 2 oz. tube of yoghurt, like Stonyfield Organic YoKid Squeezers, it can be placed in your bag of liquids. Once defrosted, squeeze into a paper cup or small container with a few tablespoons of granola.

If you travel for several days, instant oatmeal can be made using a coffee machine in your hotel room (mix it in the coffee pot and change the flavors by infusing the water with a tea bag like orange spice, and add some walnuts for a boost of protein). I always travel with a set of plastic utensils and some paper napkins…

Other quick and easy ideas for breakfast:

  • Whole grain tortilla with crunchy peanut or almond butter wrapped around a banana
  • Whole grain tortilla with smoked salmon and chive cream cheese (red onions optional)
  • Whole grain tortilla with avocado (mashed with a little green Tabasco sauce and lemon juice) and bacon
  • Leftover Vegetable Frittata or a fried egg and prosciutto or spinach in a whole wheat pita
  • Hard boiled egg

Easy ideas for lunch or dinner:

  • Panini with Charcuterie, slivered red peppers or zucchini and a hardy lettuce, spinach or chicory
  • Wraps using cabbage or escarole leaves with sliced turkey and cheese (mustard optional)
  • Chinese chicken salad using shredded cabbage (doesn’t get too wilted if you go light on dressing)
  • Pasta or Couscous salads

I always pack a few tea bags, which motivates me to keep hydrated, and I find that many herbal ones, like spearmint, can be steeped in cold water.

On a side note, if you have an iPad, the Scrabble App is a great way to kill time…a little pricey at 9.99 but worth it, in my opinion.

Bon Voyage and Merry Christmas!

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2 Responses to “Good Eats To Take On A Plane Trip”

  1. Rinda January 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    The little brie bites are very good and only 70 calories! I haven’t tried freezing the Stonyfield organic yo kid squeezers yet, but a great idea!

    • Kim January 5, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

      Hi Rinda! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing a comment. I didn’t know the calories before so thank you for noting!

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