Gluten-Free, Kosher & Vegan, Oh My! 7 Snacks To Try.
On my Delta flight this morning, I was upgraded to first class. Over the years, I have had many great and not so great airplane meals. So today when my flight attendant came around for breakfast, the two choices was the “cereal set up” or the egg wrap. Unfortunately (or fortunately as you will find out) the cereals were all gone, so the egg wrap was all that was available.
Given that I don’t eat pork products or mix meat and dairy products together, I simply asked if there was any meat in the egg wrap. When told yes, I politely declined breakfast, but the flight attendant asked if I wanted to have the vegetarian tapas box that was available to be purchased. I’m making the assumption that she must have assumed I was a vegetarian, which I am not, but that is okay, as I love to try different types of snacks or meals depending how I feel.
At first I was skeptical to try the tapas box because the tapas I know are items that I eat with my hands. Thankfully once I received the tapas box, along with a fruit plate and a cup of coffee, I was pleasantly surprised that the items inside the tapas box could be individually eaten or dipped. Almost all the snacks in the tapas box were either gluten-free, vegan or kosher, which is relatively unique for me to see when I am on an airplane. In addition, many of the items were labeled as either peanut-free or Non-GMO, which is a great way to go.
Inside the tapas box here is what you will find:
- Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips – 130 calories. Nice crunch to munch.
- Vacaville Fruit Dried Apricots – 80 calories and labeled gluten-free.
- I Love Snacking’s Dipin Bruschetta – 30 calories and gluten-free.
- Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers – Gluten-free and 60 calories.
- Olympus pitted olives – Gluten-free and 25 calories.
- Madi K’s Natural Almonds – 100 calories and gluten-free.
- Veggicopia Hummus – Gluten free but no nutritional information listed.
In addition to these 7 great healthy airplane snacks, the tapas box also includes a heart-healthy dark chocolate square from Varda as well as some Dancing Deer Sweet Lemon cookies. Now I know this may sound strange, but I’m not a fan of chocolate, but I did try a few the Dancing Deer Sweet Lemon cookies. Although they were not gluten-free, they made me do a dance and get a little jiggy.
So the next time you are on the plane, try the tapas box or any snack that is healthy. You will feel great, when you land, you’ll look great, when in the sand, as you did eat healthy snacks, they will keep your diet right on track.