Traveling soon? Stay on track with your health and fitness goals by packing your own food for the plane or airport. Use these ideas for lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fat options to keep you full.
It may be harder to eat clean while traveling but it isn’t impossible. You can bring your own food with you on the plane (just not liquids!). Not only does this help you with your goals but you also save A LOT of money! View our complete list of ways to save money at the airport here and how to eat healthy while traveling here.
Even if you forget your food or you can’t bring it with you for some reason, there actually are healthy choices at the airport, you just might have to look a little harder for them. If you do not have your own food with you, skip the bags of candy and stock up on fruit and nuts to snack on during the flight. Grab a bottle of water instead of the soda and if you have time to actually grab a bite to eat look for a restaurant where you can “build your own meal” (usually something similar to Chipotle). Start your vacation or business trip off right by making healthy choices at the beginning of your trip!
Going on a road trip? Check out our ideas on what to pack for a road trip!
CLEAN FOOD TO PACK FOR THE AIRPORT
- Protein Powder (Chocolate & Vanilla)
- Wondering which one to choose? Here’s our review of protein powders!
- Protein Bars
- Grilled Chicken – if you have a small lunchbox to take
- Hard Boiled Eggs – if you have a small lunchbox to take
- Roasted Broad Beans
- Rice Cakes
- Dry Oats
- Dried Fruit (no sugar added)
- Bell Peppers
As always, check the TSA website before packing.
Melynda Ruckels says
Hi there, I just found your site. I alway pack healthy snacks when flying to avoid starving while flying. Most airports usually don’t offer many healthy meals, though that is changing. You mention Dry Oats to pack and it took me to the Amazon.com Bob’s Red Mill. Do you eat these raw, like nuts? I’m curious. Thank you!