Did you know that, on an average, a flight from New Delhi to Bangalore takes about 2 hours and 39 minutes? But,then there are the additional hours that go in travel to the airport, check-ins, security checks, and boarding the flight. All of this can add up to 6-7 hours. That is if you are lucky! There are also times when your plane might get delayed due to a technical reason.
During all this time, you are bound to get hungry. But the in-flight and airport snacks aren’t always the most delicious or healthy. Plus, they can be really expensive. The solution to this? Next time you book flights online, you can bring your own snacks too!
What Can You Carry?
First, it is important to know what you can and cannot carry on an airplane, when you have a domestic air ticket. The good news is that you can carry any amount of edibles you want. You can take your home cooked meals, packaged foods or restaurant food. But there are certain things you must keep in mind. Any liquid or gel like food, such as dal, curries with a lot of liquids, jelly, sauces or salad dressings, are only allowed in limited quantities. You can carry them only in 100 ml containers.
The Best Snacks You Can Carry
Here are 6 tasty snacks that you can carry on your next flight:
1. Dried Fruits
Dried fruits are a refreshing and healthy snack choice. There is so much variety available and you can create your own special mix as well. There are frozen dried pineapples, raisins, apricots and even dried coconut strips! They are extremely convenient to eat and pack, since they are completely dry. Plus, they are packed with nutrients! A dried fruit contains the same amount of nutrition as a regular fruit, just packed more densely.
2. Granola Bars
This is another extremely healthy snack that is easy to carry and eat. There are plenty of recipes online that would help make your own bars. And if you are crunched for time, you can just order them online. Granola bars are extremely calorie dense and would satiate your hunger in no time.
3. Poha Chivda
This classic snack from Maharashtra has taken over the whole country in the past few years. They are easy to eat, light and delicious. Packing some on your next flight could definitely be a great idea.
Thepla is probably the most famous travel snack in India, be it on a train or a plane. And you can even go for healthier options, such as multi-grain thepla, these days. The other advantage is they do not get spoiled easily. You can store them for 2-3 days. If you have a group flight booking, these are perfect for you, since they can be easily prepared in large quantities.
5. Banana Bread
If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the perfect option for you. They are also great for your health, as they are packed with the goodness of bananas.
6. Chickpea Salad
These salads are easy to prepare and store. Plus, they are extremely health. Whether you are looking to lose weight or just eat healthy, they can be great for you.
An increasing number of people prefer to book flights online. With the amount of benefits of bringing your own snacks, another trend we can see in the future is more people packing their own meals.