Whenever I travel by air, I usually have at least one layover. This is due to living new an airport that is a hub for nothing. Because of this, I often have long travel days with lots of opportunity to eat poorly and expensively. This leaves me feeling sluggish upon arrival and wishing my money was better spent.
Eating in airports:
*First, know where you are going. You can google the vendors available in the airport you know you will be eating at before your trip. Select your meal choices by using on line menus. If you know what concourse your preferred dining is in, you can head the correct direction off the plane.
*Pack homemade trial mix pouches for those close call layovers. This will help keep you from being tempted to eat the goodies served on the plane.
*Bring an empty reusable water bottle through security and fill it up at a drinking fountain once at your gate. It is best to stay hydrated. This will also keep you from spending money on expensive one time use water bottles.
*Eat a good meal before you go to the airport. Simple, it may seem, but if you hard boil eggs the night before or make a fruit salad, you will be less likely to skip the all important meal.
*Keep in mind that places like Starbucks also have oatmeal, so don't indulge in the pastries.
Happy well fed travels, my friends.