It is a common fact that people prefer various junk foods when traveling by plane. However, this is not good and it is necessary to stay healthy. Call your airlines and check the menu of the snacks they are providing. Go on to know some healthy snack ideas for plane trips.
Pretzels or nuts are a good choice for healthy snacks. Even homemade trail mix is ideal as it can be easily carried and even eaten in little at a time. Dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, blueberries, apple bits or apricot pieces are a mix of healthy snacks. Packing these in zip-top bags is better to have them easily during flight delays. It ensures you enough amounts of proteins and healthy oils.
Salted popcorn which is cooked in canola oil is another option of healthy snacks during plane travel. Make sure that you avoid microwaved popcorn which is high in fat and calories. As popcorn contains fiber, it easily fills you up and you need not bother about the adding calories to your daily intake. Fruits (seedless preferred) and vegetables (such as carrots, cucumber wheels, etc.) are healthy snacks which can be easily taken in plane.
Fun, yet, healthy snacks such as boiled peanuts, whole-grain tortilla chunks and cranberry bread are preferable for kids. Ensure that you drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and help controlling hunger when on long flight. Prefer chocolate milk, orange or apple juice to soda when on plane. Avoid greasy and spicy foods which may cause gastrointestinal distress. Having an idea on what to have during plane travel helps you to stay healthy is important, otherwise, by preferring unnecessary items, you end up in health issues during travel.