I really set myself up for success with all the snacks I packed for our flights to Sri Lanka. I even had enough left after we landed to last me for the first few days there (I even shared).
You can see the video I filmed where I shared all the snacks I packed here.
I’m basically this little girl when it comes to ... snacks.
But besides what I packed, Michael and I also requested “Asian Vegetarian” meals on our Delta flights. Both there and back they were a rice and curry combo, which was pretty tasty (considering it’s airplane food).
Unfortunately, our flights between Amsterdam, Colombo were operated by KLM, and we weren’t able to request our meals for that one (because we booked through Delta), and they really don’t give two hoots about your ‘diet’. On the way back our option was chicken and rice, which I obviously didn’t want.
Seriously, if you’re partner airlines you should be able to let your customers request meals from each other. Especially for 9 and 10 hour flights. End rant.
I picked up some spicy chips, and ginger cookies from a shop in Weligama before we left Sri Lanka, and I was happy to have both of those on our flights. And we had a nice last dinner in Weligama before we left for the airport and a bit more to eat in the lounge before taking off which thankfully held me over till Amsterdam.
Either way I really recommend bringing some sort of food and snacks with you while traveling. Regardless of if it’s a plane, train, car, bus, boat, you name it, it’s nice to have something to eat. Even if you’re able to request a meal, which I’m always so thankful to have a veg meal put down in front of me, there’s no guarantee it’s actually going to be all that tasty or filling.
My favorite things I packed were:
+ clementines (I always travel with these)
+ pretzels (the tiny bag you get on the plane is NEVER enough)
+ Traders Joes dark chocolate peanut butter cups (were the MVP of the first week)
+ The Ginger People’s ginger chews (I don’t chew gum, and these have a nice little kick)
You really can’t go wrong because whatever you have you’re going to think you’re a genius for bringing it.
What are your favorite travel snacks/foods?