5 Must Pack Travel SNACKS!
Hair to There RUNS ON SNACKS.
Well, snacks & cappuccinos.
Before we roll into the airport for our outbound flight, Brigette and I spend a fair amount of time talking about and coordinating our snacks. Often times our “snacks” become our meals.
We both err on the side of caution when it comes to trying new foods abroad. That bag of fruit in Bangkok may look delicious to you, but all we see are the swarming flies that have recently migrated from a nearby trash can. Annnnnnd queue the visceral response to street food.
I’m also convinced every airport has one central kitchen where they prepare the same awful meals served at each individual restaurant. Your turkey sandwich from Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant at JFK is the same one you can purchase three storefronts down at Au Bon Pain To-Go; same vom-tasctic turkey breast peppered with rotting lettuce and left to marinate for at least 48 hours. YUMMMM. To save our insides from suffering, we pack a lot of snacks.
Without furtherado, here is what’s in our SNACK PACKS:
1. The Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Sometimes we make our own and sometimes we buy Uncrustables. Judge away, but when the airplane cabins begins to fill with noxious fumes of the impending dinner & your flight attendant asks if you want salmon or chicken, you’ll wish you had a trusty PB & J on hand.
2. Trail Mix
This is a very specific trail mix, one I have been making for years. Brigette lovingly refers to it as “happy trail mix”.
This snack requires a trip to Trader Joes. The ingredients:
1 bag Trader Joe’s “Happy Trekking Trail Mix”
1 bag of shelled/salted pistachios
1 bag of dried berry medley
1/2 container mini chocolate peanut butter cups
(A bit dicey in warmer climates so omit the chocolate bits in that case…or live dangerously!)
3. The Glorified Fruit Roll Up
4. Protein/Granola bars
5. Wheat Thins
And when the snack bag is empty…
(JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE)
6. Hoard snacks from the breakfast buffet
Travel isn’t all sunshine & rainbows. Sometimes you just need a snack. Take our advice, don’t leave home without a proper snack pack!
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