Flying overseas but on a budget. What are some sturdy foods to take on board?
I'm thinking hummus and crackers, but also want some ideas for wraps, perhaps, and a dual-purpose dessert/breakfast bar. We like fresh fruit and vegetables but customs can get huffy about them.
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Sounds like a lot of food but we have a 3 hr trip to the airport, a lot of sitting around, arrive at midnight and are staying the first night in a hostel that doesn't serve breakfast. Like Bill, we try to eat well from the grocery store and the farm market.
The other link that sexyLAMPCHOPx mentioned is also very good: Best Make-Ahead Snacks
I think grain salads that can be at room temperature for a while (quinoa, barley) travel well and are filling. Mix with some sturdy vegetables cut into small pieces. Keep your dressing separate in a small travel bottle until ready to eat, so the salad doesn't become soggy. Pita, dried fruit, nuts, applesauce, organic fruit in small containers.
We are flying a cheapie airline which allows 2 free checked bags...but you have to pay ridiculous $ for food. I can carry an insulated lunch bag as well as the next person :-)