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7 Healthy Travel Snacks You'll Want For Your Next Flight
Sabra Single-Serve Hummus
This 2-ounce hummus pack from Sabra is perfect for tossing into your carry-on—just be sure to add it to the zip-top bag holding your liquids. It has 4g of satiating protein (14 percent of a 150-pound woman's daily need), along with 3g of filling fiber (up to 13 percent of a woman's daily need). Pack some celery and carrot sticks and get dipping.
While you might find a fruit cup at the airport, it's rarely filled with fiber-rich berries. So bring your own! Per cup, strawberries offer more than your day's worth of immunity-helping vitamin C. Pack in a plastic container so they don't get smushed. (Here are seven foods that are loaded with vitamin C.)
Seapoint Farms Edamame Lightly Salted 100-Calorie Snack Pack
Talk about protein to go: This crunchy snack from Seapoint Farms provides 11g of protein per 0.8-ounce serving, along with 10 percent of your daily need for iron. Have as is, or use in lieu of croutons for a salad you pick up at the airport.
Offering a combo of satiating protein, fiber, and healthy fats, almonds also contain 12 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and magnesium. Eat on their own, or toss on top of a Greek yogurt purchased from an airport shop.
Here's a TSA loophole: While you can't bring a large container of peanut butter to make your own sandwich, you can bring an already-prepped sandwich on board. Try peanut butter and banana slices on whole-grain bread (or one of these other 10 healthy sandwich recipes).
Pukka Peppermint & Licorice Tea
Bringing your own tea bags on board means you're not stuck with whatever the airline offers (ahem, black tea only). This tea from Pukka is subtly sweet, invigorating, and sans caffeine so you can snooze on board after sipping. (Plus, you'll score these health benefits from drinking tea.)
Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition. She's also a journalist, media coach, and brand ambassador for Sabra Dipping Company and Mamma Chia.