So, when in the airport terminal… what do you eat?
Do the best you can. Its better to eat well before you fly, and save the splurge for your first meal at your destination. I also bring digestive enzymes. These support your digestion and help me a lot, to avoid indigestion, gas, bloating, fatigue and constipation.
- Fresh Fruits, whole or pre-cut. (Pre-cut usually has a preservative)
- The packaged salads, you can grab and go
- Fresh oatmeal, chia pudding, or acai bow
What to bring: (if you want to bring snacks for the trip.)
- My favorite is nori sheets. They’re lightweight, thin, pack well, last awhile, and you can use them to wrap up the sprouts you bring in a baggie, or a salad you get in the terminal, or on board.
- A whole piece of fruit, apple, avocado (which goes nicely in the nori with the salad), banana, pears, grapes, or citrus, etc.
- Dried berries, and dried fruits and raw nuts travel well, but you will want to have more water when you eat those, so they rehydrate without drying you out.
- A crudités, sticks of celery, carrot, jicima, red pepper, etc. You can often find a box like this in the terminal at the grab and go.
- Single serving packs of nut butter; you can find organic almond, hazelnut, cashew and more. These go nicely with fruit, crudités or crackers.
- Good organic dark chocolate!
- You can get through security with a chia pudding, or oatmeal in a baggie. Flatten the baggie and put it between some papers or along the edge of your suitcase. Then you can squeeze it into your mouth as needed. I’ve used this method to get through security quite a few times, and have never been stopped, yet!
What to avoid
- Overly sweet or caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. Stevia, and honey are better sweeteners.
- Complex meals with many different items. If you opt for a burger, skip the coke and fries. If you opt for the fries with catsup, skip the coffee and sandwich. The less complex, the easier for your body to digest, absorb and eliminate.
- Laboratory sugar supplements, sugar-free and containing aspartame, Splenda, artifical and natural flavors, artifical colors, chemical preservatives, etc. Carry your own Stevia if possible.