Airport Food Survival Guide
Your basketball squad gets an invite to a Nike Invitational in Oregon and you're about to hop on a 5-hour flight. We recommend packing a few low-fat turkey or ham sandwiches for the trip. However, if airport food is your only option, then Abbey Lerner's article in Men's Health is a must read. Lerner's "Airport Survival Guide" breaks down a list of healthy options at the terminal. What caught our eye is that sometimes the better option isn't always the most obvious one.
19 g fat (7 g saturated fat)
730 mg sodium
Premium Grilled Chicken Club
21 g fat (7 g saturated fat)
Sans cheese, the Quarter Pounder has a good balance of fat, protein and carbohydrates. You can splurge on one (or a Big Mac), but only if you skip the fries and soda, which add an average of 590 calories to any meal. As for those early-morning check-ins, the Egg McMuffin remains one of the best ways to start your day in the fast-food world.
Egg White Turkey Sausage Flatbread Sandwich
6 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat)
820 mg sodium
with Lite Cream Cheese
15 g fat (7 g saturated fat)
930 mg sodium
Bagels, donuts and muffins may score points for portability, but now there's no excuse to settle for the carb-heavy, nutritionally empty orders. Why? The donut king recently introduced their DDSmart menu, which draws out nutritional champions—none of which break the 350-calorie barrier. This sandwich is packed with 19 grams of protein, so you'll stay full during long flights—and easily resist those not-so-sensible, in-flight snack packs.
For the complete article, head over to Men's Health.