Snacks to Avoid Plane BloatIf you sometimes have tummy trouble when travelling, play it safe and eat less than usual. Rather than eat a large meal with dairy and meat products, be kind to your gut and choose whole foods or easy-to-digest products. Stay hydrated by avoiding coffee and alcohol, which increase dehydration.
- Whole fruits (like apples that won’t get squished)
- Fruit compotes
- Vegetables and hummus
- Seeds and nuts
- Dried fruits
- Single-serve protein powders (to mix with bottled water)
- Energy balls
- Ginger (in the form of chews or dried and take to soothe queasiness)
Snacks to Avoid HangerIf your stomach is pretty solid but when ignored, can turn you into a monster, please eat! Choose snacks that keep you satisfied longer, like protein-rich dairy, meat, legumes, and quinoa. Breakfast foods like oatmeal, yoghurt, and nuts are great too. By all means, indulge your cravings like chocolate and caffeine if that helps regulate your mood and keep you chill and happy while travelling.
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Snacks that Promote Rest on a PlaneIf you like to take advantage of your time trapped in an aircraft to nap, then the snacks you pack should match your intention. Avoid caffeine and opt for warm milky herbal teas instead. Choose magnesium-rich foods like avocado, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Banana and complex carbohydrates (not cake) can also help you feel just the right amount of full to put you to sleep. I find small amounts of alcohol can help me dose off, but I’ve been warned it doesn’t make for the best quality sleep. But heck, how good can plane naps really be?
- Powder soups (just ask for hot water in a cup)
- Warm milk (order at the airport and keep in a thermos)
- Pea snacks
- Cricket protein (high in magnesium!)
- Coffee-alternatives like Inka and dandelion coffee
Tips for Packing Your SnacksWhile single-serve packaging is convenient, I am trying as much as possible to get my snacks in bulk and to use reusable food storage and utensils.
- Buy dried fruits, seeds, and nuts in bulk and use reusable baggies to store.
- Save money by buying whole fruits and veggies and slicing them yourself.
- You can’t bring a knife on board but you can bring sporks.
- Bring an empty water bottle through security and then fill with water.
- Recycle as much as possible. Cans are easier to recycle than glass.
- Bake your own granola bars and store in wax food wrap.