Eating Healthy on the Go: Nutritious Airport Snacks to Keep You Fueled and Satisfied

We often consume more calories during vacation- from sweets at the airport to buffets at the resort. However, you can make a significant change by committing to only healthy snacks at the airport. You’re probably rolling your eyes, considering how airport restaurants and kiosks are bombarded with junk food. These healthy gems are hidden in those same spots. Here are five healthy snacks to buy at the airport.


Instead of grabbing the greasy potato chips that people commonly buy at airports, try nuts. Many airport stores sell peanuts, almonds, pistachios, and even trail mixes with nuts and chocolate. 

Courtesy: Pexels

Nuts help you maintain a healthy energy level while keeping your hunger in check during the flight. However, it’s important to know that heavily salted or sugar-coated nuts aren’t on the healthy nuts list. 


Fruit in an airport is not just for decoration. – The issue is that you just never think of buying them. Well, common airport fruits like oranges, apples, and bananas are good choices when it comes to eating healthy on the go.

Courtesy: Pexels

Fruits contain vital nutrients like folate and potassium; they also contain fiber, which reduces the risk of health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Fruits are also lower in calories, fat, and sodium than other snacks.


There are several sandwich variants that make for healthy choices while traveling. While some give you more of the needed nutrients, others fill you up with fat and calories. So, which sandwiches are of the healthy group?

Courtesy: Masterfile

Sandwiches featuring lean meat (like chicken and turkey) and whole-wheat bread are the best for a healthy snack. Instead of bacon or cheese, fill your sandwich with fresh vegetables. See those mayonnaise-heavy fillings like tuna? Avoid them!


Compared to other foods with similar calorie counts, yogurt makes you feel fuller. Well, that’s not the only reason yogurt is on this list of healthy airport snacks. Yogurt is portable and easy to eat on the go—and it doesn’t lag in the nutrient area either.

Courtesy: Pexels

Yogurt contains potassium, vitamins, and probiotics that aid digestion, magnesium, and calcium. You might add fruits and nuts to your yogurt for a more filling snack. However, check sugar and fat content before making your choice.


Generally, oatmeal is packed with several health benefits when eaten regularly. However, having a one-off oatmeal snack fills you with essential nutrients and stabilizes your blood sugar. These days, oatmeal is easy to find at airports.

Courtesy: Pexels

Several food outlets and kiosks offer oatmeal with toppings like dried fruits, nuts, and/or brown sugar. This protein-filled snack looks as good as it tastes- you’ll be surprised at the different exciting oatmeal offers you can find at the airport.

Sign up for Airport Jams Newsletter

Related Posts