11 Healthy, TSA-Friendly Homemade Snacks You Can Pack in Your Carry-On

Have snacks, will travel — and you'll get through security just fine
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Aliya Leekong, author of the cookbook Exotic Flavors, shows you to make a very simple and delicious party snack: oven-roasted chickpeas.

11 Healthy, TSA-Friendly Homemade Snacks You Can Pack in Your Carry-On

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Savory or sweet, these handheld treats make perfect travel companions without breaking any TSA rules.

We plan our outfits and activities, so why not add travel snacks to the list? Summer trips can put you in the precarious situation of trying to manage both your health and your wallet. Not to mention that fact that a bag of complimentary peanuts does not always keep your appetite in check when you’re flying 35,000 feet in the air.

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If you want to avoid high prices and mind your health, just remember these carry-on snacks that will fight off hunger pains while you fly to your destination?

While the treats you pack need to adhere to TSA guidelines, you can keep it interesting by mixing textures and flavors. Swap cellophane-wrapped potato chips for homemade carrot, parsnip, or kale chips. Make healthy trail mixes with whole grains, almonds, and dried fruit. Sweeten bars with honey or keep it savory with a mix of spices.

For some snack-time inspiration, check out these 11 recipes that will make flying — whether for vacation or work — that much more enjoyable.

Chia Cornbread Muffin

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Muffins make a great on-the-go snack. Try this dairy-free cornbread muffin recipe that replaces whole milk with almond milk and adds chia to up the fiber count.

Gone Fishin’ Snack Mix

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Traveling with kids? Try this mix, which sneaks in nutritious oats and almonds with kid-friendly gummy worms and Goldfish crackers.

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Angela Carlos is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @angelaccarlos.


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