Ever wonder which snacks a dietitian packs for her family when they're on the go? Meet Lindy Lemieux, pediatric dietitian at the Denver Children's Hospital and active mom of two little Globetotters. Read on to find out what she recommends for her kids, husband and us, too! 


If your kids are anything like mine, they will successfully eat an entire day's worth of calories over the course of a four-hour plane ride. We need healthy snacks that don't take up too much room in a carry-on, don't rot or get soggy, and don't make me feel guilty halfway through the trip. These are a few of my favorites (just add a few little sweet treats like Haribo Goldbear Minis for great behavior).

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Lindy’s Top 10 List

  1. Crisp veggies that travel well, such as raw carrots or celery

  2. Protein-rich nut butter like Justin’s squeeze packs or Snack Packs

  3. Fruit-forward bars with fun flavors like a Peanut Butter and Jelly LARABAR

  4. Super chewy bars that keep kids busy longer like a Mixed Berry RXBar

  5. Easy-to-make trail mix made with bulk ingredients like fruits, nuts and seeds

  6. Whole fruit that must be peeled or require lots of bites like apples or mandarines

  7. Jerky in surprising, culinary-inspired flavors like Krave’s Black Cherry Barbecue

  8. Easy-to-eat chick peas that are better for you than chips or pretzels and just as crunchy

  9. Creamy cheese that’s perfect size, but won’t go bad or get soggy like Mini Babybel

  10. Fruit-nut clusters that are fun to share like 180 Snacks’ Blueberry Pomegranate Squares