Travel Health : Pack Snacks for the Journey

Instead of grabbing junk on the go, preparing ahead for hunger while traveling can save you money and maintain energy levels. When flying, there are often delays which can extend your trip by a few meals. Having food on hand can help you get through your meal-less flight.

Flight-friendly snacks:

Energy bars

Meal-replacement bars

Dried fruits- apricots, prunes, raisins…

Nuts- peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts…

Granola bars

Individually packaged fruit cups or applesauce

Whole grain crackers or pretzels


Cold cereal you can snack on dry

Cherry tomatoes-no refrigeration needed, just put them in a portable container.

Peanut butter (or almond butter, sunflower seed butter…) and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread

Apples, bananas, and oranges

Individually sized cans of chicken or tuna with a pop-top lid

Soy nuts

Trail mix made with combo of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and chocolate pieces

Take bottled water on board to stay hydrated. Don’t forget to pack a few pieces of plastic silverware if needed and some wet wipes. Not only will these snacks help during your flight, they can also come in handy at the hotel or the relative’s house.

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