We’ve all been there. We rush through security as fast as possible, and immediately scramble for food, grabbing whatever we can get our hands on before we board our plane. Or, when we are really crunched for time, we hop onto a plane with no food at all, and we are forced to choose between a mini bag of pretzels or honey-roasted peanuts. Those choices are the perfect storm of heavily processed, nutrient-depleted junk food that are guaranteed to spike your blood sugar and leave you feeling “hangrier” (hungry+angry) than ever. For longer flights, we may score a “meal”, but it’s nothing close to the type of nourishing real food your body deserves. It’s these types of “food emergency” moments that force us to sacrifice our health and choose the most convenient option rather than the most nourishing option.
The good news is that we actually DO have a choice. With a little pre-travel planning, you can bring a home-packed meal or stash of snacks that will get you through your flight. By having healthy options conveniently packed in your carry-on, the nourishing option also becomes the convenient.
To get you started for your next trip, here are some of my go-to plane-friendly foods that will take the health-sacrificing gamble out of traveling and guarantee an enjoyable and well-fueled flight!Read More