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7 Healthy Snacks for Traveling

You’ve got your tickets, FLL airport parking booked, bags packed, but what about your snacks? If you’re a frequent flyer, then you know how important it is to pack some nibbles for your trip! Especially since the majority of airlines don’t serve meals on flights anymore and if they do it’s for a hefty additional fee. Not to mention if you dozed off during the in-flight service, you’re out of luck! So, before your next flight consider packing some of these healthy snacks.

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1. Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great snack for flying because it’s high in protein and easy to buy or make yourself. Grab your favorite nuts, seeds dried fruits, and get creative! Can’t think of any good combinations? Here are 21 trail mix recipe ideas to choose from. 

2. Fresh Cut Veggies

Wash, peel and slice some fresh veggies like cucumbers, celery, and carrots and pack them in a mason jar or Tupperware container. Bring a side of hummus for some extra protein! Eating food rich in nutrients will help boost your immune system, which is especially important when you’re traveling! 

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3. Granola/Granola Bars

Instead of buying a $2 Cliff bar at the airport, why not make your own granola bars? There are tons of great recipes out there like these Blueberry, Almond, and Puffed Amaranth Granola Bars. Making your own is also nice when you’re traveling with the family, because you can pack them for everyone! If you don’t have time to make granola bars, just pack a bag of granola. During your layover you can grab a cup of yogurt and mix for a quick and filling snack.

4. Apples and Bananas

While fruits are healthy, they may not always be the most ideal snack to pack on a plane. Soft fruits like strawberries and blueberries can get soggy and lose flavor with temperature changes. That’s why we recommend packing fruits like apples and bananas because they have a hard outer shell to keep them safe in your carry-on bag. Not to mention bananas are a great source of potassium! 

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5. Homemade Crackers

This Endurance Crackers recipe is great for all the health nuts out there. If you’re gluten-free or vegan, this is the perfect travel snack as it can be hard to find those options available in airports. So many healthy ingredients, these crackers will surely give a boost to your travel day!  

6. Dried Fruit and nuts

Maybe you’re not the trail mix type, but still enjoy nuts. Head to the bulk section of your local grocery store and get some dried fruits like bananas, apples, etc. and some raw almonds, walnuts or peanuts. Pack them separately or combine them for a sweet and salty mix!

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7. Apple Sandwiches

Now these may be a little bit messier than the other snacks, but they look so delicious, it was too hard to pass up! Slice up some apples and use them as the ‘bread’ in a peanut butter and granola sandwich. A great nutritious snack for kids and the whole family!

 

 

Sure, hardboiled eggs and steamed broccoli are great snacks, but do you really want to open those containers on an airplane 30,000 feet in the air? I’m sure other passengers won’t appreciate the smell! Don’t rely on airport food, pack your own. And if you haven’t already, contact FLL Park Safe to schedule your long-term airport parking. We strive to make your travel experience a breeze! Keep checking our blog for more airport parking and travel tips.