Flying this season? The healthiest airline snacks

Depending on where your family lives and how you celebrate the holidays, you might find yourself on a few planes over the next several weeks. So not only do you have to manage your diet around all the obnoxious holiday goodies, but around airline meals and snacks in between. Thankfully, there are not only more choices but more health-conscious options onboard most flights than ever before. This website does a nice job of breaking down the nutritional information for several of the major airlines’ food offerings, complete with “best bet” categories and “exercise equivalent” scores, for how long it will take to walk off the calories of a specific snack.

Of the airlines surveyed, which came out on top? United Airlines offers both the most variety and the healthiest options. For example, its “Snack Pack” is both trans-fat-free and vegetarian-friendly.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had to fly anywhere, but looking at some of these menu items I’m impressed! For some carriers anyway, the stereotypical “airline food” seems to be turning into a thing of the past.

Author by Rigel Gregg