I’ve had some particularly bad flight luck in the last couple years and on multiple occasions, have found myself stuck on a grounded plane for hours at a time. Since learning that flight times are really nothing more than suggestions, I now always make sure to pack a snack or two to ward off the worst hunger pangs.
I’m headed out of town tomorrow for a quick trip to the California (disclosure! It’s a press trip to learn more about Driscoll’s berries. I’ll have lots of details to share when I get back) and as I was packing today, realized that I needed to procure a snack for the trip.
My regular travel snack is a bag of trail mix from Trader Joe’s. I had been planning on dashing over to my local TJ’s earlier today to pick something up, when I realized that given the ingredients in my kitchen, I could easily toss something together myself.
Isn’t it funny that I make so many things from scratch but somehow had never made up a batch of trail mix? It’s essentially just fruit and nuts. It’s ridiculously simple and I feel a little foolish for not making it on my own sooner.
I had four kind of nuts and seeds in my kitchen and so added 1/2 a cup each of almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and cashews. I toasted them briefly at 350 degrees F and then let them cool. While they were coming back to room temperature, I pulled out the sweet options and ended up adding dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, shaved coconut, and some chopped bittersweet chocolate.
Once the nuts were cool (though I discovered that I didn’t let them cool quite enough and so ended up with melted chocolate streaked across the cashews), I tossed everything together and messily poured it into a zip top bag. Now, if I were making this for home use, I’d certainly stash it in a jar. But for air travel, the plastic bag rules.
What’s your go-to travel snack?