Ta-daa…here are Snacks on a Plane | 25 nut-free snack ideas for airplanes to make your next flight a little easier. These travel snacks also work for road trips and train rides as well. Bonus: you can mix and match from this list for meet your snack needs whether they be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, and yes nut-free. Here you go…snacks on a plane…
Snacks on a Plane
Why choose nut-free snacks on a plane? Because you never know who has a nut allergy (that’s also why airlines no longer give away peanuts as a snack).
Some long-haul international flights include snacks and meals into the price of your ticket. And yes, you can pre-order those days before your trip at no extra cost (tip: when kids’ meals are included — they are worth making the phone call to pre-order because they are usually much more kid-friendly than the regular plane meal). However, other, shorter, flights require you to pay for snacks (and they are usually overpriced and pretty terrible). Which is why these 25 nut-free snack ideas are AWESOME!
25 nut-free snack ideas for airplanes
I’ve assembled a list that A) you can eat at room temperature B) won’t get crushed (muffins might not travel well) C) don’t have liquids (because airlines have size limits for liquids for security purposes) D) are not fresh fruit or veggies (because airlines won’t let you take fresh fruit & veg across national/international lines) E) salty & sweet options to defer to your taste buds.
Airplane Snack Ideas
- apple chips
- beef jerkey
- protien bars
- bagel and cream cheese/bagel with butter (or margarine)
- humus and chips
- fruit leather
- dried fruit
- kale chips
- dried cereal
- trail mix (nut free)
- animal crackers
- pita chips
- rice cakes
- granola bars
- cheese quesadilla*
- vegetable chips
- roasted seaweed
- homemade pizza pocket*
- cheese* squares
*eaten within a reasonable time period. “reasonable” is a subjective definition — I know. Personally, I would make a pizza pocket (no meat) keep it refrigerated until we left and then eat it at room temperature within about 4 hours or so.
You can buy any of the above snacks on a plane pre-packaged or make-it-at-home and package them in reusable containers.
12 AIRPLANE TRAVEL WITH KIDS TIPS (some great tips to on what to pack/how to entertain kids on flights — also handy for grown-up travel too!).
You can’t take liquids with you through security. However, you can bring an empty re-usable bottle (or water bladder) and have the air steward fill it up when she/he goes by with the drink cart. I always do this because A) I can drink/sip when I want and not have to gulp it all down between drink cart coming and then the passby to pick up the empty cups B) my re-usable bottle is spill proof so a much better option for my kids than those wide mouth cups during turbulence C) I’ll have a reusable bottle with me when we get to our destination.