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Five snacks you should bring on a plane

Here are a few choices that have proven to be quite popular with travelers over the years. 

Traveling by plane can be grueling. Long hours spent checking in, going through security, and then waiting for your plane to finally depart is just the beginning. Depending on where you are going, you might be looking at hours more in the air before you reach your destination. With airlines cutting down on meals served on the plane, you will almost certainly find yourself hungry before you know it. In order to stay healthy while you are traveling, it would be beneficial to plan ahead and pack some snacks that you can enjoy while en route. Here are a few choices that have proven to be quite popular with travelers over the years. 

Blueberry oatmeal breakfast cookie
Those early morning flights are often the worse. You often do not have time to eat a good breakfast before heading off to the airport, and you do not want to eat the unhealthy and expensive offerings that tend to dominate the terminals. Here is a good option for you. This cookie is easy to carry and it is not messy. It is full of antioxidants and will fill you up quickly. Beyond that, it is ok for vegans to eat as well. 

Banana bread
This is another great option for breakfast, but it is also a snack that works at other times of the day as well. If you want to be as healthy as you can be, reach for the whole reach version. This replaces butter with coconut oil. You can take this with you easily on the plane. To do your body one more favor, make sure you sleep well the night before on a memory foam mattress. This will leave you feeling good and full of energy as you travel. 

Chickpea salad
Here is another snack that is also suitable for vegans, as it is free of dairy products. Is forms a complete meal and is quite healthy. You do not need to reheat it, as this salad tastes great cold. It is an easy recipe that allows you to use various ingredients. You will want to put in some feta cheese or cucumbers to round things off. 

Kale chicken salad
For those readers needing to go gluten-free, here is a great option for you. This is also a great tasting snack that vegans and everyone else will enjoy as well. It tastes great at room temperature. You will want some salad dressing with this one, but make sure you add it when you are ready to eat. You can just put it in small container until you are ready. 

Cold Asian noodles
Here is a snack that Asians have been enjoying for centuries. Use some sesame soba noodles to make this one. You can look up a variety of recipes online. 

Each of these snacks appeals to different people in varying degrees. The key is to find something that you like, is easy to pack, and will meet current security guidelines at the airport. Out of consideration for your fellow travelers, you will also want to choose snacks that are not messy and that do not smell. If you follow these guidelines, you will be on your way to a healthier and happier flight.