November 20th, 2018
how to eat healthy while traveling

Fuel To Fly: How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Eating healthy while traveling is not always easy, especially if your travels involve flying. You can save time, money, and calories by planning ahead and packing healthy snacks for your travels. Here are a few of my favorite portable snacks to bring to the airport and on the plane.

How to eat healthy while traveling


It’s nutritious, energizing, and filling. To avoid having to buy fast food at the airport I bring a small Ziplock bag of rolled oats or a single serving size package. On the plane or at the airport just ask for a cup of hot water; stir in the oats, and voila, a hearty meal. Try adding sliced fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, or honey to flavor.

* If you didn’t bring your oatmeal head to a Starbucks for a cup of oatmeal, but skip the brown sugar.

Protein Powder

In flight is the perfect time to take advantage of the convenience of protein powders. Pack a few servings and a shaker cup and simply add water.


Nuts are full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. Nuts (preferably raw) are a portable snack that can cease the stomach growling while you’re waiting in long lines at the airport or starving on a flight.


Apples, bananas, oranges are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to keep you energized. They are awesomely portable and easy to toss in your carry-on. One of my favorite snacks is an apple and raw almonds or almond butter.

Protein Packed Muffin

These simple muffins are my go-to on-the-go snack! Less than 300 calories, over 20 grams of protein, under 30 grams complex carbs, and so versatile and delicious! RECIPE HERE
delicious healthy muffin

Reusable Water Bottle

My water bottle is like another limb for me! I always have it handy. Once passing through security get a bottle of water to stay hydrated in the air or ask for 2 cups of water from the flight attendant and fill your reusable water bottle up!

I wish you safe travels, health, and happiness!

Kelly Gonzalez

Kelly Gonzalez, M.S. CPT. RYT. is a fitness and nutrition expert, fit lifestyle coach, writer, and speaker. She helps others ignite their inner spark to live fit and feel more fulfilled in all areas of life through a combination of meditation, introspection, positive thinking, daily movement, and healthy eating. She’s a NASM certified personal trainer, lifestyle nutrition consultant, certified yoga teacher, IFBB pro athlete, and overall life enthusiast. She has worked with major fitness production companies as both talent and behind the scenes fitness expert, and has been a published in various health & fitness publications. Kelly enjoys outdoor activities, learning new ways to live fit, experiencing sparks of self-discovery, and sharing the light with others. Connect with Kelly via social media and through her

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