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Off To Market Recap: Airplane Snacks

I like to pretend that I'm a jet setter by traveling a lot. Last month I went to New York, this weekend I'm flying down to Los Angeles to spend Easter with my older bro, and in May I'm off to San Diego to host a barbecue. Recently I noticed a dramatic difference in air travel: gone are the free food and meals! Sure if the flight is a quick one and under two hours no free food is necessary. However if the flight crosses the nation, that's six hours with nothing but a tiny bag of peanuts?! Now I'm not complaining, I've actually never been a huge fan of airplane food, only god knows what sorts of chemicals and preservatives go into those little frozen meals, but I do need a little sustenance to tide me over. Luckily you've saved me from any in-flight hunger pains by sharing your favorite Airplane Snacks in the Yum Market. Here's what I'll pack in my Juicy Couture weekender the next time I head for the SFO/OAK:

TexasTwinkle showed us her "best snack for your backpack" a crunchy trail mix filled with healthy nuts and yummy M&M's. Sounds like the perfect treat to get your vacation started on the right foot. No time to make something before you leave? There's more, including store bought snacks to pick up on your way to the airport, so

Everyone knows that peanut butter is a healthy snack option because it's a great source of protein, but if nuts aren't your style, make like rubialala and pick up a pack of organic peanut butter sandwich cookies.

After all of this food you'll be feeling thirsty. Although you can't bring liquids through security check points, once you're inside stop by one of newsstands and buy a small jar of Martinelli's apple juice. This is an old school favorite of mine that thanks to pinky tuscadero I've got a craving for right now.

Keep on saving your amazing snacks, recipes, and kitchen essentials in the Yum Market and you may find your find featured here! To learn more about the Yum Market and posting recipes to the database, please read geeksugar's detailed description.

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CocoBelle1 CocoBelle1 9 years
Great idea! And, celebritysoup, no... airlines do not give food anymore!!!! ;)
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
this is weird, all flights give you free food. Why bring stuff to eat?
fruitcakesucks fruitcakesucks 9 years
I have only ever flown BA but they don't serve peanuts, they serve sour cream flavoured pretzels instead. They aren't half bad.
smartypantssugar smartypantssugar 9 years
TSA can't take away your epipen. It's considered medicine - the same way a diabetic would be allowed to take their insulin with them. You may have to carry a note/Rx from the doctor but it should be okay to take on. Pack it separately, pull it out of your bag and show it to the person at the screening area, and it should be fine. If they don't let you take it, ask (nicely!) to speak to the person in charge.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I have been on this trail mix kick lately and I love this idea. I am looking for slants on the old standard.
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Wow, that trail mix looks phenomenal.
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
try any of the 100-calorie-pack varieties that are out. there's tons! goldfish, cheese&crackers, cookies, etc. try dried fruit ( or beef/turkey/soy jerky. rice krispy marshmalloq squares are good and not too bad in calories...i like the fudge-dipped stixx best! popcorn is good as well! also try any of the products by the people who make pirate's booty. the pirate's booty with caramel is AMAZING. either get the smaller individual bags, or get a big one and re-bag into smaller portions. ahhh there's so much more that i can't think of now! ask me if you want any more ideas.
SU3 SU3 9 years
Hey wonderful - my cousin's kids have nut allergies as well and whenever she does the whole trail mix thing - she just replaces the nuts with low fat granola, cheerios, or popcorn and then adds the dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, pineapples...). They LOVE them... as do I :)
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Hey wonderful, I would love to see your nut-less snack ideas, please share them with us!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
They take away the Epipen? Is that legal?
wonderful wonderful 9 years
I have to say that I'm more than appalled that so many snacks are nut based without any concern for those traveling with deadly nut allergies. As someone who's had to travel with young siblings with nut allergies on flights that serve nuts, the entire experience is terrifying! You're constantly preventing ANYONE from touching the child, breathing on the child, and you spend the entire time making sure the child touches nothing! Nut allergies affect over 3 million Americans, slightly more than one percent, a small figure, but if you take into account that: -Most sufferers are children -Most airport security checkpoints will remove your epipen from you -You're trapped in a small contained room with a large quantity of people eating nuts and then touching communal objects (washroom, doorhandles ect...) Its a terrifying experience - what if the next challenge was Airplane Food that was Nut Free?
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