Alternative Plane Food Ideas

26 July 2017 | Schwartz

Forget soggy and tasteless airline meals – be the envy of everyone on board your flight with these delicious and portable treats for the whole family. These plane food recipes are super simple, full of veggies and easily packed into hand luggage. Of course, they’re also bursting with flavour – so you’ll have to be extra vigilant of fridge raiders before you leave!

Minted couscous salad

Minted couscous salad

After something light and refreshing? Start your summer holiday off on the right foot with this beautifully delicate minted couscous salad. The grains are bolstered by fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, making for the ideal pick-me-up on those long flights. This salad can be served over fresh lettuce and bell peppers, topped with cold cuts such as grilled chicken or barbecued lamb, or simply eaten on its own for a satisfying treat the whole plane will be eyeing up.

Mini pesto puffs

Mini pesto puffs

Forget packets of crisps being crushed under the weight of duty free shopping – these mini pesto puffs are just the right level of hardy to flaky. You’ll never believe that just six ingredients make up these moreish mouthfuls – and our specially prepared Garlic Italian Seasoning ensures that each bite packs a flavourful punch. While they’re fantastic served warm, these mini pesto puffs are just as delicious eaten cold as a savoury snack between meals.

Wholesome pasta salad

Wholesome pasta salad

This pasta salad is the ideal meal for customising! For extra fibre, make it whole wheat pasta and pack in the veggies for a hearty and wholesome dish. For kids, get creative with the pasta shapes – why not try coloured dinosaurs or mini stars? Whatever you choose, this colourful and flavour-packed meal is guaranteed to raise a smile when the pallid airline food trays start making their way down the plane.

Spicy fruit bread

Spicy fruit bread

This quick and easy fruit bread recipe is just the ticket out of boring airline snacks. Combining the rich flavours of raisins, spice and honey with a light and sticky banana loaf makes for a gloriously gooey yet portable bake without the need for any extra toppings. Stir together a basic batter of butter, sugar and eggs before throwing in mashed bananas, baking soda and a pinch of salt. Combine with flour and raisins and let the vibrant allspice tie it all together – the result is a seriously sumptuous snack.