Is a healthy day of travel even possible? I do a lot of airplane travel and have been trying to master the art of it for years. One thing I always do is make some version of Brittany’s Overnight Oats in a lidded container. This time, I stirred canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix!), chopped dates, a drizzle of agave nectar, pumpkin pie spice, and soymilk into my oats. It’s the easiest ever—you just let all that sit in the fridge overnight and grab it and go in the morning. I think of it as magic oatmeal.If you don’t have time to make something try one of these meals. Here's a list of the healthiest options at all airports for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a snack!
When I land from the first leg of my trip, which is usually super early morning, I grab some yummy caffeinated concoction from Starbucks, try to find a sunny corner in the airport, bust out the oatmeal, and chill during my layover with some good music and a book or magazine. This is the perfect meal to eat if you are flying later in the day.
So that, friends, is precisely what I’m doing as I write this. The oatmeal tastes like pie; breakfast success. Here’s a money saving tip: when you order your coffee, ask for a Venti ice water too, and you won’t have to pay for it like you would a bottle.
When I’m on a long layover like this morning (3 hours… I should start writing a novel or something) I like to stroll around the terminal, people-watch, scope out the lunch options, and stretch my legs. The other advantage of walking is that it gets the digestion flowing, which I find is especially important on long travel days. ‘Nuff said.
Alright, when I next check in I’ll be blogging from a real dorm again.
See you on the flip side,