Airline-Friendly Travel Snacks  

Instead of dashing through the airport looking for healthy snacks, make your own and tuck them into your carry-on.

  • Pistachio Granola
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Pistachio Granola

    This crunchy treat boasts healthy fats and fiber to keep you feeling full. Snack on the granola by itself or purchase a carton of milk or yogurt once you make it through security for an energizing breakfast.
  • Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

    These savory, bite-sized frittatas taste delicious both warm and at room temperature. Pack them in an insulated bag and keep them around when you need a high-protein mini-meal. Since these do have eggs and cheese, they're better suited for shorter flights.
  • Healthful Fruit-and-Nut Mix
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Jennifer Davick

    Healthful Fruit-and-Nut Mix

    Throw together this combination of nuts and dried fruit as you race out the door. The combination of sweet fruit and salty nuts satisfies all of your cravings. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips for an antioxidant boost.
  • Peanut Butter-Banana Spirals
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Photo: Karry Hosford

    Peanut Butter-Banana Spirals

    Kids will love this snack and never know that the crunch in their roll-up is actually good-for-them wheat germ. These little sandwiches pack well and are the perfect size for small hands. Because the peanut butter is spread thinly on the tortillas instead of being in a jar, it shouldn't be a problem to get these through security.
  • Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy Bars
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Van Chaplin

    Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy Bars

    Kids can't resist these marshmallow-packed, crunchy, and crispy treats. Keep these on hand when the little ones get fussy (and the big kids too).
  • Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Sandwiches
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Sandwiches

    Wrap these mini sandwiches individually and keep in an insulated bag. The fresh basil and tomatoes are a refreshing bite on a long flight.
  • Chocolate-Banana Snack Cake
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor, Randy Mayor

    Chocolate-Banana Snack Cake

    Just because you are traveling doesn't mean you have to deny your chocolate cravings. Try this healthy chocolate cake in place of a candy bar.
  • Crunchy Edamame
    By Anne Cain, M.S., RD., Senior Food Editor

    Crunchy Edamame

    When you've had enough of the airline peanuts, grab a handful of crunchy edamame to curb a craving for something less healthy.
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