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Relying on airports, or worse, airlines for snacks or meals is a guaranteed way to get yourself stuck. Take control of your on-the-go snacks to avoid getting hangry on the road and guarantee that you feel your best when you arrive at your destination. Set yourself up for success by preparing protein and fiber rich snacks to take with you. It's important to choose items that are non-perishable, easy to pack, and comply with airline regulations. Here's a list of options The Lanby team loves:
Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are all easy for snacking. Choose unsalted, and raw or lightly roasted varieties. To make a complete meal, add nuts and seeds to Coco June Dairy-free Yogurt with ProGranola for a trio of healthy fats, fiber, and protein.
Bars: Sakara Metabolism Bar, Lupii Bars, and Atlas Bars are protein bars with significant amounts of fiber that actually taste great. This is a perfect swap for the Biscoff cookie that you’d never give a second glance on a normal day, but starts to sound delicious 3 hours into a flight.
Trail Mix: Create your own trail mix adding in unsalted nuts, a small amount of dried fruit like figs or cranberries without added sugar or additives, and a dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa (70% or more). This combo can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing antioxidants, protein, and fiber.
Fresh fruit: Fruits that are easy to transport and have a “natural wrapper”, such as apples, oranges, and bananas are the perfect filling snack. Pair with a protein source such as Artisana nut butter packets.
Vegetable sticks: Carrot sticks, celery sticks, and bell pepper slices can be packed in a sealed container or baggie like a Stasher bag.
Popcorn: Air popped popcorn like Lesser Evil snack bags are a low sodium, tasty option that provides a satisfying crunch.
Jerky: Choose lean, high-quality jerky made from beef, turkey, or chicken. Look for options without added sugars or artificial flavorings like Chomps.
Protein Powder: Be Well By Kelly Protein or Tejari and Co travel packs are a convenient protein boost.
Bring an actual meal: Grab a fresh salad and bring it with you to the airport. It’ll start your trip off on a good note and keeps you feeling nourished throughout the flight instead of cobbling together snack items at Hudson News.
Remember, when it comes to in-flight munchies, a little preparation goes a long way. So bid adieu to greasy chips and mystery meat and say hello to wholesome, delicious snacks that will keep you on track and satiated during your travels. Bon voyage and happy snacking!
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