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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Brown-Bagging on the Road — Airplane Travel

by in Uncategorized, September 17, 2011
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What should you eat when you're traveling through the air?

For those of us who have jobs that require travel, simply packing a lunch to take to work is not always so easy. Here are some tips for brown-bagging your lunch for car or air travel to help you stick to your daily brown-bag vow this month.

Airplane travel is a bit trickier then travel by car or train since there’s a security check is involved. Luckily, all airplane-friendly meals also work for car trips, bus trips and train rides, so adapt accordingly.

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Robin’s Healthy Take: Tips for Eating Right on a Plane

by in Healthy Tips, Robin's Healthy Take, July 22, 2011
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You can purchase fruit and cheese plates on most flights, but it's still a good idea to pack your own snacks, too.

My blog post is kinda different this time because I’m traveling with my kids and thought it would be fun to talk about “healthy eats” on the road. This week we’re flying, and if you’ve hit the air recently, you’ve experienced the food situation (or lack of it). On shorter flights, there’s often nothing more than a tiny bag of peanuts or pretzels. Longer flights offer a “snack cart” where you can purchase fresh and pre-packaged food. The cart has a few healthy options but if you’re sitting in the back and they run out mid-way through service, you’re stuck with what’s left (they seem to have an endless supply of chips and candy). When I travel with my boys, I don’t take any chances; I pack a bunch of munchies and keep my credit card handy for healthy, fresh food on board. Grabbing something at the airport is also an option, but you have to search for healthy fare and then deal with really long lines while dragging your luggage (my kids won’t stand still long enough for that). If you have more patience, opt for fresh sandwiches on whole grain bread. Get roast turkey, carved ham or grilled chicken and add lettuce and tomato. Go easy on mayo-based spreads; opt for grainy mustard instead.  Fresh salads are great too, just watch out for high-fat dressings and those topped with loads of meat and cheese (share those with your travel partners). Fresh fruit, fruit smoothies and bulk nuts, seeds and trail mix are also terrific choices.

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Weekly Bits: Tips for the Fall Harvest

by in Reader Tips & Comments, November 7, 2009

This week’s list of favorite user comments touch on cooking with cranberries, making use of that leftover chicken and healthy tailgating. Plus, some readers shared how they avoid caving to unhealthy snacks (and high prices) at the airport.

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Healthy Travels: What to Do When Flying

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, November 3, 2009

I’m no stranger to long-distance flying. Every summer I travel with my family on a 12-hour flight to Israel. Packing food and drinks can be tricky, especially since you can’t bring beverages and space in limited carry-on bags. If you’re flying somewhere this holiday season, here are tips to keep you from starving — or oversnacking — on your trip.

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