It's no secret that airline food isn't particularly kid friendly, and lately most flights don't include any food at all, leaving parents to bring along their own snacks and meals for their hungry kids. Recently The Perrin Post asked parents for their favorite travel snacks and there were some great ideas, but of course I'd love to hear what you think.
There is an art-form to packing snacks to bring along on an plane ride. They need need to last un-refrigerated for hours, cannot contain liquid, and preferably they take no space at all, are filling, and not sugar laden. If you care about being considerate to fellow passengers, your carry-on meal shouldn't include peanuts or be too smelly either. And now the EPA says it is unsafe to add hot or cold airplane drinking water to a snack like oatmeal or ramen noodles.
That's a tall order for any parent, especially when you are packing up to leave town, or returning from a long vacation.
"Biggie" over at Packs a bento, which looks wonderful, but I've only managed to do it myself a handful of times. Instead, I have a short list of items I usually grab as we head out the door:
- Freeze dried fruit (Trader Joes sells mangos, rambutan, and strawberries, Gerber makes dried apples, bananas and corn)
- Puffed wheat
- Baby Gouda cheese
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- One restaurant in SEA-TAC's food court sells strips of roasted chicken, and I always pick up a bag for D (she loves it)
I'm willing to bet that my readers have some more creative ideas... What are your favorite Airplane Snacks?