Healthy Food Ideas

Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

  1. Fresh Fruit (firm fruit is best like a whole apple, so it will not get smashed)
  2. Nuts
  3. Bars (protein bars , fruit/nut bars, natural fruit bars or granola bars)
  4. Dried Fruit
  5. Pretzels (in a sealed container or bag to avoid getting smashed)
  6. Popcorn Chips (Popcorners or Popchips)
  7. Crackers (healthy cracker like Mary’s Gone Crackers)tumblr_nlu4nmkzkz1qfirfao1_1280
  8. Rice Cakes
  9. Protein Powder in a shaker bottle (add milk or water post security or in-flight)
  10. Dry oatmeal cup (add hot water post security or in-flight)
  11. PB&J Sandwich or Wrap
  12. Peanut butter
  13. Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, etc.)
  14. Granola or healthy, low sugar cereal
  15. Applesauce or fruit squeezes

Cold Snack Pack Ideas

  1. Cheese Sticks
  2. Grilled chicken
  3. Turkey or Ham Roll Up with Cheese
  4. Sandwich or wrap
  5. Grapes, berries or cut melon
  6. Fresh cut veggies
  7. Fresh fruit such as grapes or berries
  8. Greek yogurt*
  9. Hummus
  10. Homemade salad (add dressing to salad before security, it is considered a liquid)
  11. Quinoa Salad

img_1009150803Example DIY Airplane Meals

Breakfast: Greek yogurt + granola
Snack: Grapes + nuts
Lunch: Turkey & veggie wrap + apple + pretzels
Snack: Fresh cut veggies + hummus


There is nothing worse than being exposed to a strong smell when you are trapped in an air sealed room like an airplane. Prior to packing your food, please keep your future seat mates in mind. Yes, fish is very healthy, but it is incredibly rude to eat fish on an airplane (tuna fish included). Just be courteous and eat the smelly food in the airport terminal before you board the plane.

kaboompics-com_salad-with-goats-cheese-1Foods to avoid eating in-flight:

  • Fish or Shell fish
  • Garlic or Onions (raw or cooked)
  • Strong smelling cheese 
  • Anything fermented 
  • Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli)
  • Hard boiled eggs/ egg salad