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Thursday, June 10 2010
Whether you are going on vacation, traveling for business or heading home for the holidays, finding good food options at the airport can be challenging. Be wary of sandwiches laden with heavy bacon or mayonnaise because they can add up to 800 calories and 20 grams of fat. One of the best ways to avoid this dilemma is to pack your own healthy snacks for your trip and avoid the tempting terminal selections. This is especially important if you think you are going to have a layover or are flying in bad weather.

If you are stuck at the airport and don't have any other choice but to dine there, some good food options do exist. As well as sandwiches with bacon or mayonnaise, try to avoid tuna and egg salad, as they are also loaded with mayonnaise and are high in fat. Instead, opt for sandwiches that contain vegetables and lean meat, such as turkey or chicken with little or no dressings. Look for a grilled chicken salad or a garden salad with the dressing on the side. Other great picks are fresh fruit and fruit salads, which contain essential vitamins and nutrients, especially when you are traveling.

If you just don't know what you want, almost every airport carries dried fruits and nuts. Be careful not to exceed the recommended serving size because while they tend to be a great source of heart-healthy fat, one bag does contain about ten servings. Other healthy options are raw nuts, pretzels, vegetables, energy bars and granola bars. The most important thing to remember is to be prepared whenever you travel, and if not, to make better choices along the way. You will have a more enjoy flight and not feel loaded down from all the heavy airport food.

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