2. Cook & Carry-On
You know the cliché: failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
That’s particularly accurate when it comes to traveling and in in particular, navigating the minefield that is TSA and airport security.
Most people don’t know this, but TSA allows you to bring food through security as long as it’s wrapped or sealed in a tupperware. It just needs to be non-liquid and go through the x-ray machine.
That instantly gives you about a million different possibilities for 1-2 lean meals. If you’re someone who’s used to meal prepping and is willing to do it, your #1 option for a long flight should always be to cook something lean beforehand and throw it in a tupperware or Ziploc bag.
Here are a few quick, protein-packed meal ideas:
- Almond butter and banana sandwich on whole grain
- Tuna and avocado sandwich on whole grain
- Tuna pasta salad (tuna, pasta, shredded veggies, avocado, olive oil, balsamic)
- Grilled chicken with quinoa, salad, roasted veggies
- Salmon with brown rice and veggies
- Lean sushi
- Carrots, celery, and hummus
- Apple and banana with peanut/almond butter
- Omelettes and hard-boiled eggs
- Plain Greek yogurt with berries and honey
One caveat. Don’t be the dude that makes the entire plane smell utterly horrible. If you’re bringing fish, please eat it in the terminal before you’re on the plane.