Can you eat healthy at the airport?

Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:21:58 AM

Most people put their diet on the back burner when rushing to make it to the airport on time. When on business travel in general, it can be difficult to eat a balanced meal, especially if you are spending a lot of time in car rentals trying to navigate your way around an unfamiliar city. Implement these tips when trying to eat healthy while on-the-go:

Pack your snack
Instead of relying on the airport terminal having low calorie foods, pack your own snacks. You can include high fiber bars that are sure to keep you feeling satisfied during the flight, that way you won't be tempted to pick up candy at the newspaper stand. Other foods to consider include fresh fruits and veggies. Add these items to your packing list to ensure that you don't forget until your stomach starts growling.

Buy smart
Whether you have a layover or actually made it to the gate well before boarding, it can be tempting to stop for fast food options when traveling for work. Instead, scout out the locations in the terminal as you make your way to the boarding area and select the most health-conscious spot you can find. If you decide to go for a sandwich, pick one with whole-wheat bread and lean meats like chicken and turkey.

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