This was supposed to be a continuation from what I had written from my iPhone in the Seattle/Tacoma airport about how the TSA stole my food while going through the security check point, but my iPhone didn’t save the draft so here’s all I’ve got… 🙂
The plan for the airport travel food was to do some shopping ahead of time and bring a Costco sized cottage cheese, a box of Lara Bars, large bag of almonds, and a Chipotle burrito bowl with NO rice. My plan was going as scheduled until I reached the security checkpoint at Seattle/Tacoma airport where they confiscated my Costco sized cottage cheese :-(. The only thing that I can think is that the TSA person didn’t get to have lunch, saw that my cottage cheese was still unopened, and when for the score. He told me that it was against the rules because it was such a big jug of cottage cheese, but the strange thing is that I had no problem carrying the same sized cottage cheese onto the plane in San Diego a few weeks earlier. They didn’t even make me take it out of my bag. I guess I don’t understand why you can bring over 3 pounds of food through security but not over 3 pound of cottage cheese… what does the Seattle TSA have against large quantities of cottage cheese? LOL!
So enough about my cottage cheese issue. I’ll just have to buy a new jug when I get to Arizona. It’s a great idea for you to always have enough water and enough food while traveling, and the foods above are my go to choices. The easiest by far are the Lara Bars and the almonds which I get from Costco and bake at home. The Lara Bars are a great source of fruit and nuts and the almonds just give you some more nuts which will help to decrease the glycemic impact of the fruit. I would recommend that you NEVER leave for travels without planning your food consumption in advance. It’s a huge hassle trying to piece together healthy food while on the road, and most of the time you end up feeling crappy from eating the crappy food. Especially once you get hungry because at that point you’ll go for just about anything. You can also checkout what your airport food situation is ahead of time if you don’t want to go shopping. For example I know that Seattle/Tacoma airport has a Qudoba Mexican place where you can grab some decent food on the go.
Although it may be the easiest route you should really avoid (or lower) your carb consumption while on the road. This is because there’s a good chance that you’re going to be doing less exercising (unless you’re me), and those spikes in blood sugar will make you feel terrible! Think nuts, high quality beef jerky, cottage cheese, string cheese, protein bars without chemicals (most of them have crazy unknown chemicals in them), and greek yogurt. Unless your flight is super long you won’t have to worry about the food going bad. So don’t worry about it! 🙂 If you need any ideas for trip food consumption just drop me a line in the comments section below.
On another note, has anyone been on a plane with exercise equipment? I’m thinking spinning bikes or rowing machines. This would be such a good time to get a workout in. You could probably even create quite a bit of usable energy with the human power being generated. Also, when I was waiting in the security line I noticed a sign that said “Meditation Room”. I tried to take a picture, but it didn’t turn out very good. How cool is it to have a meditation room in an airport?! That’s a great idea! I’m surprised that more work environments don’t have meditation rooms. I would bet that having meditation rooms in work environments would encourage much more creativity from employees. That is if you could get them to actually meditate.
To wrap up, if you have any questions about good food ideas for traveling, or have a question about the foods that you like please drop me a line in the comments section below.