Clean Eating in the Friendly Skies (or on the ground in between)

November 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Steph at Noshtopia recently posted about eating healthy at the airport.  Considering that I just got back from a whirlwind weekend trip to San Francisco, it’s a subject that’s been on my mind, too.

Steph notes that the selection varies widely depending on the airport, and I agree.  She also notes that she usually brings key staples with her.  I do the same.  I generally pack one-cup containers of Kashi GO-LEAN Original cereal, Z Bars, bananas and apples, and Greens to Go for my bottled water.  Sometimes, though, you want something else… or you’re on your way home and have used up all your supplies.

In that case, I rely significantly on Starbucks now that they have much better food offerings.  The Protein Plate with peanut butter is awesome.  So is the oatmeal… as long as you limit yourself to only one accompaniment.  (Use all three mix-ins – nuts, dried fruit, and brown sugar – and you’ve increased your 140-calorie oatmeal by 250 calories!)  I like to mix in the nuts and one of my Greens to Go packets.  Include a venti green tea with sugar-free syrup, and you’ve got a really clean, healthy meal for a reasonable number of calories.

Look for unconventional options.  On my way back home this past Sunday, I found a Mediterranean café by my gate.  So, for breakfast, I had homemade hummus with pita triangles, falafel and tabbouleh.  It was not traditional breakfast fare, and I guesstimated that the calories were higher than I usually consume.  But, it was all good, healthy stuff that kept me full even when my flight was delayed for an hour and a half.

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Entry filed under: clean eating, coping strategies, food review, Starbucks, tips & techniques.

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