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How To Eat Healthy on the Plane

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How To Eat Healthy on the Plane

After my last post on How to Eat Healthy While Traveling, here’s a much needed follow up on how to maintain this good habit… even while you fly!!

Plane food is usually the most unhealthy food ever… and the flavor, well, that leaves something to be desired as well!

Anytime I board a flight, I make sure I have some healthy airplane snacks and, for the longer flights, I always prepare quick and easy meals so that my husband and I can always eat healthy while traveling.

If you need some inspiration to make sure you have access to lots of healthy foods while flying… this video is for you!

I show you how to create a delicious meal that can pass the security check and won’t attract the hate of all the other passengers because of the smell.

If you are boarding a short flight, make sure you have access to quick and easy meals while on the plane. Make your own trail mix or select some very clean energy bars making sure they have no artificial ingredients and very low sugar.
Make sure you have no liquids! Yogurts, plant based milks or packaged smoothies won’t make it through security. Double check what you packed and leave those items at home.
If you are flying long distance, inform yourself about the possible agriculture restrictions. If flying to the US for example you are not allowed to bring any fresh produce (even if you are flying from Hawaii), so make sure you have no fruit nor fresh veggies with you.
When preparing for a long flight create your own menu, making sure you don’t use any of the ingredients that would make your meal smell bad and annoy the passengers sitting next to you: NO onions, NO garlic, NO broccoli!
The night before your flight, store your homemade plane meal in plastic containers and take them with you in a bag that can easily fit on top of your carry on. Passing through security will be a breeze!
Now it’s on you! What are your favorite healthy foods while on a plane? Do you have any other tricks to eat healthy while flying? Share all the details in the comments below.Lots of frequent flyers need to get inspired to make their own healthy plane snacks!!

Thank you so much for watching, commenting and sharing!
I will see you next week with more healthy travel tips!!

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Ambra Torelli
Born and raised in Italy, Ambra visited over 20 countries and now she divides her time in between Italy and the US, where her husband is from and where she moved in 2011 work as university professor of Italian Literature. She writes about food, travel and things that inspire her! more about ambra

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  • Christine Peets June 28, 2018 9:15 am

    These are great tips! When flying from Canada to Florida a few years ago, I had all of my food in a bag, which I showed to the security agent. She told me that I could take my fruit on the plane; I just had to either eat it, or throw it out, because I couldn’t take it *off* the plane! I like to travel with packages of oatmeal. Some g-f folks can’t tolerate oats, but I can, as long as they are organic. I buy the pre-packaged cereal, some of which might have sweeteners, fruit, etc. Then I just have to ask for a cup of hot water, and a spoon. Great snack or addition to a meal. Happy travels, everyone.

    • ambra June 28, 2018 10:25 am

      Christine, thanks so much for the awesome feedback!! I know, fruit is not allowed to take off the plane if you fly to the US from abroad or to and from Hawaii… but on other type of flights you can normally enjoy it. Great tip about the oatmeal. If you can tolerate it, that’s is definitely a quick and easy solution!!


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