Due to cabin pressure, our taste buds lose the sensitivity for tasting sugar and salt by up to 30% while in flight. This is why airplane food contains a whopping 20-30% more sugar and salt to make it taste like it would on the ground. If this isn’t a sign to bring your own healthy travel snacks, I don’t know what is!
We’ve all been there, standing at the airport kiosk, desperately trying to find somewhat close to healthy travel snacks to bring on our upcoming flight. When all you can find is a bag of sodium-induced peanuts for $6 dollars a bag, and some $5 chocolate bar disguised as a “granola bar”. Jibberish!
But there is a solution to all of this, just bring your own snacks! “Say what!?” Yes, you can bring your own snacks on a plane.
According to the TSA website, there are tons of foods you are allowed to bring on an airplane, the secret is just knowing which items.
Read on for the ultimate list of the best healthy travel snacks that you can bring on an airplane. Make sure you watch my video below where I show you my healthy travel snacks that I had with me at the airport on the way to Europe!
YES, you can bring veggies on the plane. Follow these three main rules and you will be fine:
I love an assortment of vegetables; snap peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, jicama, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber. I also love a fresh cut up apple, with some lemon juice on it to prevent it from oxidizing and going brown.
If you love ginger, you will LOVE ginger chews! They are the perfect Plane ride snack. These gingery morsels of deliciousness take awhile to chew on, which is nice for long-haul flights, as it helps pass time and keeps your mouth and tastebuds entertained. Ginger Chews are also perfect for preventing the feelings of nausea from travel, as the ginger is a great anti-nauseant.
A nice square of dark chocolate is so soothing with a cup of tea, while on a long plane ride. Dark chocolate has less sugar than milk, and it also has been proven to promote an overall sense of well-being as well as balancing some hormones, and lowering blood pressure, according to some studies!
This does NOT include chips, which are full of hydrogenated oils and unhealthy fats. My favorites are the Snapea crisps and lentil bean crisps by Harvest Snaps. The Wasabi Ranch ones are delicious!
They have only clean, REAL ingredients and will not fill your body with synthetic junk or chemicals, like most protein bars.
Before you take off, make sure you are well prepared for your travels and are stocked up on the right supplementation and healthy travel snacks to keep your body healthy. Check out my article on the best supplements to take while traveling to ensure you are in good health!
Check out my Vlog about what I brought with me this time, and please SUBSCRIBE to my channel!!
Follow these healthy travel snack inspirations for your next adventure! You want to be happy and excited while traveling to your destination, not bloated and feeling blech!
With Love, Health and happiness,