How to Eat Healthily While Flying

Airplane food.
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Besides for getting through security and making sure not to miss your flight, one of the most stressful things while flying is trying to eat healthily. Whether you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle or want to have more energy when you land, it’s important to pay attention to what you’re eating while onboard. Here are some nutrition tips for how to survive a flight, no matter how long it is.

Eat Lean Protein

Your best bet is to bring meals with your that include lean proteins like boneless, skinless chicken, hard-boiled eggs, turkey breast, and tuna. Protein will give you energy, while fat will make you sleepy. Avoid processed or fried foods, sugary items, and white bread because they’ll have you feeling groggy.

Enjoy Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies have tons of water, so bring them with you to snack on during your flight. If you forget to pack them, you can find them at airports or you can get freeze-dried fruits.

Snack on Nuts

Most flights offer cookies, pretzels, or peanuts to snack on with your beverage and when given these options, choose the peanuts. A good snack to bring from home is almonds or walnuts because they’re full of protein and healthy fats.