Ever since the rules of the game changed back in 2008- and by rules of the game, we mean flying game- traveling has become much more of an ordeal for some. Airport restrictions have reached a fever pitch in security- want to bring some R.O water on the plane? Nope- could be explosives. Oh, but that less than 100 ml bottle of hair spray is fine, after all you might need to touch up before getting off the plane to the masses who await. Food and snacks are hit and miss for getting on the plane...but you can certainly bring in the $10.00 bottle of water you purchased inside the terminal, or the $15.00 bag of chips.
Now, for the record, we are ALL about protecting ourselves and making sure every security measure is taken for passengers to be safe and sound up in the skies. But hasn't it all gotten a little ridiculous to you? You know what we say around here- "laugh at the ridiculousness of seriousness". This would be a perfect time to do just that...so all together now: "Hahahahahahahaha. Hah. Haha. Haaa." Only problem is that it isn't so funny when you are traveling and can't have access to any foods you actually want to eat, or any beverages that don't come in plastic bottles. The options for food on planes aren't very good options at all- they might even pose health concerns (and by might, we mean definitely.)
You may recall from my previous post back in 2010 (where does the time go??) that certain foods to carry on are big no-nos (such as hummus or almond butter, which fall into the "gel" category) but that we can certainly manage to pack delicious, healthful luncheswhen we travel as long as they play by the rules.
You can avoid carrying your food in plastic containers and bags by using nifty little storage goodness like this and this. They are airplane safe AND won't seep sketchy toxins into your bod. Here are some of our fave, airplane friendly snacks for your munching considering:
Question of the Day: How do you prepare for flying? What snacks do you bring and what do you avoid?