Monday, November 30, 2015

Eating Sensibly at the Airport

All my trips these days involve one- or two-hour layovers at connecting airports. That gives me an opportunity to stretch my legs walking through the terminal and concourses, and to eat a good meal. 

It can be a challenge finding the right nutrition at the airport, and making sure it's easily digestible, since I'll be sitting on the next plane soon after eating it. I avoid sandwiches, wraps, and burritos, since they're heavy on carbs. I search for lightly prepared lean protein and vegetables.

My favorite "concourse" meal lately can be found at Sbarro's, an Italian food restaurant with locations at many airports. I get a plate of Chicken Vesuvio (lightly battered thin chicken breast with mushroom sauce) + a big helping of saut├ęd vegetables (squash, carrots, broccoli). 

That gives me both lean protein and juicy whole vegetable nutrients

Since it's too much food for me to down all at once, I pack an empty Snapware container in my carry-on bag for the leftovers, so I can eat them at home later that evening when I'll either be arriving at my destination hotel room or returning home to an empty refrigerator.

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