WIAW: Eating Healthy in the Airport
Well, today I fly back to Los Angeles. I’m sad to leave Michigan and my fam, but excited to get back to my boys. I mean, how long could you stay away from this face?
For today’s What I Ate Wednesday, I’m covering the treacherous subject of how to eat healthy when you’re traveling. Airports are packed with weight loss land mines like Cinnabon, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, etc. You name it, it’s probably bad for you.
But staying on track when you’re traveling doesn’t have to be hard. It just requires a little preparation and a willpower. Here’s how I navigated my traveling menu last Friday when I flew out here.
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First off, I made sure to eat healthy before leaving the house. My flight left at 7 a.m. on Friday so I woke up at 5 a.m. to fit in a quick healthy breakfast before heading to the airport.
I skipped my usual egg whites and English muffin routine for an on-the-go option and prepared these delicious Overnight Oats. To make, simply combine all of these ingredients in a bowl the night before and let them soak until the morning:
-1/2 C. Old Fashioned Oats
-1 C. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
-1/2 C. Blueberries
In the morning, top with some Chia Seeds, and hit the road. You can eat it in the car on your way to the airport.
Anywhere you go, you’ll be able to find a turkey sandwich. I know, a boring old sandwich isn’t all that appealing in the face of Whoppers and California Pizza Kitchen, but I stayed strong.
I found a deli that had whole wheat bread and got turkey, lettuce, tomato, olives, and mustard. If they had avocado, I would have been all over it too.
Every airport has a Starbucks, and every Starbucks has bananas. The best on-the-go airport snack is a banana and nuts. Simple, un-processed and easy to find. If Starbucks happens to be low on nanners, one of the deli’s will likely have one. And you can always find plain almonds at any of those shops with all the magazines.
Another thing to keep in mind when traveling is to avoid drinking alcohol and soda. Although tasty, both will cause major water retention and bloating when in the air.