SmarterTravel's Executive Editor Anne Banas is also an aspiring pastry chef who recently graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the following story, she's combined her travel expertise with her cooking skills to develop a collection of delicious flight-friendly recipes.
You know the old saying, "If you want something done right, do it yourself." This certainly applies when it comes to in-flight food. Leave your meal options up to airlines and airports and you'll likely become victim to tasteless, overpriced fare. So why risk the disappointment and insult? Pack your own homemade snacks instead. Here are 10 easy-to-prepare (and TSA-friendly) recipes that will spice up your seatback tray table.