As I have mentioned in the past, I am not exactly the most efficient person when it comes to going through TSA. I am a very organized girl by natural, but something about going through TSA always stresses me out and I somehow end up with a 14 fl oz bottle of sunscreen in my bag or a contraband evion in my possession. Side note – the scanner at security always shows something metal in my head…I think my parents aren’t telling me something. Anyways, the greatest struggle for me is (as it often is in my life) SNACKS. Plane snacks are an absolute must in my experience. My husband can attest to the fact that I cannot go an hour without a snack, let alone the 5 hours I will be spending traveling.
Today we are leaving for Austin, Texas to do a little house hunting (#excited) and I have come well prepared for the first time in…well ever. I know it might seem silly because it is not that long of a flight, but with in flight snacks costing $9 and being non-vegan 90% of the time, bringing my own plane snack pack has become a real necessity. Not to mention that bringing your own snacks typically leads to healthier choices and you will be saving plastic. It is a win-win-win-win. Here are my go to TSA approved plane snacks.
The best plane snacks:
Pre packaged snack bars (Larabar is the best)
Bell peppers and hummus
Vegan cheese and crackers
And my favorite, apricot snack bites. Get the recipe below!
- -1 cup dried apricots
- -6 medjool dates
- -1/2 cup dry roasted almonds
- -1/2 cup walnut halves
- -1 cup dried shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- -1 tbsp water
- -1 tsp agave (if additional sweetness is desired)
- Combine all ingredients together in a food processor and process until all lumps are gone. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.
- After removing the blade, scoop out a ball of mixture and roll between hands to create balls (roughly 1 inch wide).
- These will last in the fridge for a few weeks and are great chilled and served with tea!