Found! The best healthy plane snacks

Plane food has a bad rep, but many people realize you can take your own food on a plane. A little forward-planning will help you fend off the mid-flight munchies in a healthy way. Here are 10 nutritious snack ideas to consider for your next flight.

  1. Cut up veggie sticks and tahini.
  2. Homemade cacao protein balls.
  3. Fresh fruit, such as apples, mandarins or banana.
  4. Organic biltong (a South African dried meat, similar to beef jerky) for a paleo-style protein hit.
  5. Sachets of greens powder and protein powder. Take a shaker bottle and simply ask for some water on the plane.
  6. Activated nuts and seeds.
  7. You could go all-out with a quinoa salad with baby spinach, roasted veggies and a tahini. None of these ingredients need to be refrigerated between cooking and eating.
  8. A small bag of organic muesli is a great in-flight breakfast option.
  9. Organic popcorn.
  10. Single serve organic herbal tea bags. Remember, you can ask for hot water for tea at any time!
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Cassie Mendoza-Jones is a kinesiologist, naturopath and writer for women who feel stuck, unworthy and disconnected to themselves. In working with her, women move into what she calls “heartfelt harmony” – a state of balance, ease and vitality. Through her Heartfelt Harmony Society courses + guides, eBooks and free resources, she’s here to help you shake up your approach to self-care, self-worth and self-acceptance on every level, while making it all feel like nourishing yourself without feeling guilty for it is the simplest thing in the world. (Truth: it can be.) Her upcoming book with Hay House is due for release in early 2016, and her lessons and insights have been featured in publications such as Body + Soul, and on popular websites such as Sporteluxe, news.com.au, Vogue.com.au, and smh.com.au. She’s spoken at events and workshops around Australia for a variety of companies, including LinkedIn. When she’s not working with clients, or creating new books, online courses and programs, she’s getting lost in a good novel, hanging out in a cafe or suiting up for a yoga class. Meet Cassie + get ready to find the most balanced, centred version of yourself at www.elevatevitality.com.au and www.heartfeltharmony.com.