The food airlines serve you on long flights is not always enough to fully satisfy you. It’s not always to your taste, and sometimes it’s nice just to have something familiar from home that you enjoy snacking on to help calm any mid-flight nerves. There are quite a lot of rules relating to what you can take on a plane, so it’s important to know what you’re allowed to have with you. Once you understand the rules, there are some great snacks you can enjoy on long flights.
Protein bars aren’t just a tasty post-workout snack, they actually make for a great snack for long flights. Not only can you get some very nice flavors, but they usually have a good amount of calories in them so they do a great job at filling you up. Protein bars are easy to carry with you, make very little mess, taste good, and can be eaten quickly. They are also a much healthier choice than a lot of the snacks offered to you by airlines during flights.
Another healthy option for your mid-flight snack is dried fruit. There is a wide variety of dried fruit options for you to try from raisins and bananas to mango and pineapple. Dried fruit is a great snack for long flights as you can carry a good amount with you so you have something to munch on throughout the flight. It doesn’t usually have a strong smell so you aren’t likely to annoy your fellow passengers and it tastes good too.
If you have ever been on a road trip or spent some time camping, chances are that you have eaten beef jerky before. Beef jerky makes for a great snack on long flights as it’s something you can eat without making a mess, it tastes good, it’s high in protein, and it usually has a low-fat content making it a pretty healthy choice for your mid-air snack. Beef jerky is easy to get hold of as it is available in most grocery stores and it is relatively cheap to buy. You can get other flavors too but it is always sensible to avoid any that will cause a strong smell in the confined space of a plane.
Providing they are in a sealed container to prevent any leaks or spillages and they don’t contain any food items that aren’t allowed on a plane - homemade sandwiches are a great choice for your mid-flight snack. As you are making them yourself you know you will definitely enjoy them and you know that they are made fresh. They are easy to carry with you and you can eat them pretty much anywhere. If you are traveling on a budget, homemade sandwiches are ideal as they are cheap to make but filling enough to stop the need for buying food at the airport or on the plane.
If dried fruit isn’t your thing then taking fresh fruit on a long flight can work well. Apples and bananas are particularly good as they usually hold up well under the protection of their own skin. If you do decide to take fresh fruit with you on your flight, make sure it’s in a sealed container to make sure it stays fresh as long as possible and make sure you eat it in one go as, once you have removed its protective casing, it won’t take long to go bad.