10 Healthy Snacks That Will Pass Through Airport Security
Vacation is synonymous with summer, but traveling can really put a damper on your fun. Airports are crowded, flights get delayed and a good snack is hard to find. Keep hanger at bay with these homemade snacks that will easily make it past airport security. From savory options to sweet treats, these recipes will keep you satisfied until you reach your final destination.
1. Muesli Snacking Cookies: You might not be able to get your morning bowl of muesli through airport security since it is traditionally served with milk, but you can curb your craving with cookies. Not only are these delicious, but they make a satisfying, healthy breakfast. (via The Kitchn)
2. Chocolate Dipped Zucchini Granola Bars: Use up the rest of your zucchini before your trip with these yummy veggie-filled granola bars. Those Nature Valley bars have nothing on these fiber- and protein-packed treats. (via Half Baked Harvest)
3. Heathy Red Velvet Quinoa Brownies: Can you guess what super secret ingredient is used to keep these brownies red color without the food coloring? And helps to sneak in an extra serving of veggies you might miss on your trip? Yup. It’s the beloved beet! (via Simply Quinoa)
4. Slow Cooker Quinoa Energy Bars: No time to bake before your trip? You can make healthy, gluten-free energy bars in your slow cooker while you pack. We love these bars because not only are they perfect for a portable breakfast or snack, but they are full of protein and fiber with the quinoa and chia seeds. (via Food Faith Fitness)
5. Cocoa Dusted Almonds: Curb your chocolate craving at 30,000 feet with a satisfying snack full of healthy fat and protein. A bag of fancy almonds could cost $10 at the airport, but these cost less than a dollar per serving. (via Taste of Zest)
6. Cinnamon Sugar Crunchy Munchies: Do you prefer crunch when it comes to snacking? Made from corn tortillas, with a sprinkle of coconut sugar and cinnamon, these are a delicious 120-calorie gluten-free snack. Pack ’em in a plastic container so they stay intact in your carry-on. (via Fit Foodie Finds)
7. Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins: Skip the pre-packaged “calorie bomb” muffins and whip up a batch of healthy ones to take on your trip. There’s no added sugar and they’re naturally gluten-free. (via Hummusapien)
8. No-Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites: Do you crave candy when you fly? Skip the Almond Joy and go with these snack bites instead. That way you can save money for a souvenir to bring home. (via How Sweet It Is)
9. Pistachio Hummus: Start your vacation off on a healthy note with cut carrots + celery and a homemade hummus. Making hummus sounds intimidating, but it actually only takes a few minutes, and you probably have all the ingredients at home already. (via The Healthy Maven)
10. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Dip: Looking for a heartier snack post-security? How about fruit and cookie dough dip? Made with chickpeas and sweetened with just raisins and maple syrup, this dip can be served in a recycled plastic carry-out container with your favorite cut fruit. (via Memeinge)
Where are you headed this summer? What are your favorite airport snacks?
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)