Summer is here and it’s time to travel the world! But, this means taking one or more flights and spending a lot of time cooped up on airplanes and in airports as well. When it comes to food, the default option is to be at the mercy of the airline and airport, but with a bit of advance preparation, you can avoid this and eat healthy while you are en-route. Here are some suggestions to make your travel healthier:
Bring an Empty Water Bottle – You can refill it after you pass security. Find a soda dispenser at the food court and pour yourself some cold water. Also, chilled water fountains are usually found at the entrance to restrooms.
Pack Your Own Sandwiches – PB&J sandwiches are easy to make, but if you prefer a deli meat sandwich, make sure to avoid ingredients with a high-water content such as tomatoes so your bread doesn’t get soggy.
Pack Fruit – Fruits such as apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, plums or bananas are great to pack because they require no container. But, if you prefer veggies instead of fruit, you can pack small snack size bags of your favorite veggies such as cherry tomatoes or cut up carrots and celery.
Pack Trail Mix – Trail mix is a good snack to have on hand especially when you are in between flights and there is no time to stop and grab something at the airport.
It’s usually better to bring your own food, but if you don’t have a chance to pack your own food, ask around the airport for healthy options. Some airport eateries offer salads, yogurt, fresh fruit and veggies and trail mix.
I hope this has been helpful and until next time, stay happy, healthy, beautiful and safe travels this summer!