Tips for Eating Healthy During a Flight
By Peter Maldonado, May 13 2016
Travelers with the most frequent-flyer miles will be the first to tell you that airline food isn't the tastiest and is often far from healthy; however, in a recent small study, researchers discovered that we can’t always blame the chef for a bad tasting in-flight meal.
Eating while flying at an average speed of 560 mph and at an altitude of 35,000 feet is not normal for anyone. It’s a loud and claustrophobic experience. The unnatural environment of flying actually affects how food tastes to you—even in first class.
Yet the biggest problem with mass produced airline meals is the fact that they are heavily processed—like so many packaged foods in our supermarkets—and made with predominantly unhealthy GMO ingredients, additives, and preservatives.
So how do you eat healthy during a flight? By taking matters into your own hands and following these easy tips for nutritious meals and snacks:
- Request a gluten-free or special-diet meal from the airline.
If regular meal service is supplied on your flight, most airlines also offer a variety of “special diet meal” alternatives, as long as you either place your order when you book your flight or order it one or more days prior to your flight, depending on your airline’s requirements. You can order a special meal that is either gluten-free, vegetarian, or otherwise considered to be the healthy or diet selection. With over 40 airlines offering a variety of optional meals, you shouldn’t have a problem getting your special request.
- Bring your own healthy travel snacks
Even if you request a special-order meal, on a longer flight, the meal provided isn't enough to get you through the flight. Be prepared with your own healthy travel snacks, including Chomps Natural Beef Snack Sticks to ensure you’re getting enough protein while you travel.
- Gluten intolerant? Bring your own gluten-free snacks
It’s best to expect the unexpected when you’re in situations you can’t easily control. Bad weather rolls in fast from the west. Your flight is overbooked. You missed your connecting flight…and the pre-ordered meal. Be prepared for travel’s little surprises with your own supply of healthy, gluten-free travel snacks like Chomps Natural Beef Snack Sticks. They help you eat healthy when you’re on the go—Whether you’re flying cross-country or half-way around the world, our protein-rich individually-wrapped snack sticks make an ideal travel companion.
What Are Some Healthy, Gluten-free Travel Snacks?
Next time when you have to fly somewhere for business or pleasure, remember you can choose from a delicious variety of organic, healthy and gluten free travel snacks that are easy to pack in your carry-on bag and even easier to eat:
- Fresh or dried fruit
- Fresh cut veggies
- Organic granola or fruit bars
- Low-sugar cereal
- Trail mix
- Apple sauce or fruit squeezes
- Cheese sticks
- Grilled chicken
- Grapes, berries, or cut melon
- Greek yogurt
...And Chomps Natural Beef Snack Sticks
It’s amazing how much good nutrition is packed into every individually wrapped stick to help you eat healthy when you’re on the go. A juicy and delicious alternative to traditional beef jerky brands, each Chomps beef snack stick is packed with nine grams of protein and made from 100% grass-fed non-GMO New Zealand Angus beef, enhanced with the down-home flavors of farm-fresh ingredients and preserved with natural celery juice. Chomps are free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, dairy, and MSG.
Just peel off the packaging and bite into one of our delicious Chomps flavors. Who says you have to sacrifice quality and health for a convenient, healthy travel snack!
Order Chomps natural beef snack sticks online in three juicy flavors—Original, Crankin’ Cran, and Jalapeno. Chomps is Whole30 approved and paleo-diet friendly. Enjoy your protein boost the healthy, tasty way!