As I type this, I am sitting in the airport with a 7 hour flight delay on my way back home from vacation.
For health reasons, I am transitioning to a grain free diet; therefore, I prepared myself with several snacks to avoid the limited options available for ‘healthy’ eating in an airport (in case of delays like this).
My list is not extensive as I am only a few days into grain free but here are a few ideas!
Larabars: These are actually so yummy and they have very few ingredients. There are several different flavors including Chocolate Chip Brownie, Banana Bread, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Peanut Butter Cookie, Cashew Cookie, Blueberry Muffin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Carrot Cake, and many more.
KIND Bars: These are very tricky for me because most of them contain ‘crisp rice’ and ‘rice flour’ but Almond Walnut Macadamia, Almond Cashew with Flax, and Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate do NOT contain either. If I am viewing the ingredients correctly, they do not contain grain. They are all definitely gluten free, however.
Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter: I love Justin’s peanut butter, particularly the little travel packets. It’s so simple to throw a packet into your purse/backpack/gym bag to have with celery or crackers.
In case you get stuck in the airport without snacks: I searched the airport for something yummy that fit my food restrictions. Most of the restaurants and grab-n-go stores had some salad options but I wasn’t feeling the slightly soggy lettuce often found in prepackaged boxes. I found Chobani yogurt at a small market near our gate and a fruit cup from Starbucks.
It is relatively simple to find something to eat in an airport, but it’s always helpful to be prepared. The snacks I mentioned are great to keep in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or gym bag, especially when you are on the run and start feeling hungry. I think they are all yummy enough and filling that they prevent candy cravings when your blood sugar gets low.