TSA Approved Travel Snacks

No matter where you’re going, if you’re traveling by air, you must remember the 3-1-1 rule for liquids. This rule, set forth by the TSA says, you may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on bags only if they are in containers 3.4 ounces or less; packed in a 1-quart zip-top bag; and 1 zip-top bag per person. Larger amounts of non-medicinal liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in checked luggage.

Despite the strict rules on what you can and cannot carry through the TSA checkpoint, you won’t be hard-pressed to find TSA approved travel snacks to help curb your hunger. Here are my top 10 favorite snacks for anytime I travel.

1. Dried or baked fruit

There is such a variety to choose from! Apple, banana, mango, pineapple; You name it, you can probably find it in the dried or baked fruit format. As of late, my favorite baked fruit travel snack has been the Bare Fruit Apple Chips.TSA Approved Travel Snacks

2. Cheese and crackers

3. Nut butter and apples or cracker

The Justin’s 1.15 oz squeeze packs are a perfect travel size. If you’re traveling as a team, get these in a pack so that there is some for everyone!

TSA Approved Travel Snacks4. Beef Jerky

You definitely want to pack in some protein while you’re traveling (this will help with jet lag) so snack on some beef jerky while you wait for your flight. Some beef jerky has a very potent odor so avoid eating this on the airplane. You don’t want to be “that person” with the stinky food!

5. Trailmix

6. Nutrition bars or protein bars

7. Mamma Chia Squeeze

Again, I’m a big fan of the disposable, squeeze packs for easy, on the go snacks. I love the Mamma Chia Squeeze packs, but others may prefer a simple apple sauce squeeze. To each their own, but this is a great option for TSA approved travel snacks. Pop Chips or popcorn.TSA Approved travel snacks

8. Hummus and veggies or pretzels

9. Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

A great TSA approved travel snack, that also happens to be a sweet treat, are these chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. If you’re not into pomegranate, you can find a variety of other chocolate covered fruits, nuts or seeds to satisfy your liking. TSA approved travel snacks


Born on the East Coast, raised in the south, and now living as a midwesterner, Jessica loves to travel, whether it's between cities, states or countries, as a means to learn. She is passionate about helping travelers make the most out of their travel time. Instagram: @jessodden


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