Even dieticians make nutrition mistakes.
I once took a trip from Kentucky to California. The itinerary had me scheduled with enough time during my layover to eat a decent meal before my next flight.
But then I was so delayed that I had only had enough to time to grab a large bag of trail mix and run to my connecting flight. Seems harmless. Trail mix.
But after 6 hours of mindless eating, I ate the entire bag, which I soon learned totalled nine servings and about 2,000 calories. I felt so uncomfortably full, I couldn’t meet my friend for dinner.
From that experience on, I made sure to always pack my own snacks so that I’m always in control—flight delays be damned.
Healthy Travel Snacks: Apples
Nothing fancy here, but these are great because they’re durable, portable, and hold up well when I toss them in my backpack for the airplane. A good ‘ol apple is loaded with nutrition, like vitamin C and a boost of gut-filling fiber. Now, if you want to get specific with apple variety, the Mohr clan has been digging the Autumn Glory Apples we’ve been seeing in the grocery store. They actually have hints of cinnamon flavor. Even our nine-year-old noticed.
Healthy Travel Snacks: Pistachios
By Chris Mohr, PHD, RD