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Healthy Airport Eats

Dodging too-rich preflight meals and snacks is much easier at these five airports where fresher, healthier selections are always on the menu. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

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Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
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Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Quick and Healthy:  With their fresh, made-to-order salads, Saladworks makes snagging a few servings of produce a breeze. You can customize your own or go with one of the healthy options from their menu (they’re all under 500 calories). Our favorite is the Nuevo Nicoise. This combo of greens, pasta, tuna, egg whites, tomatoes, green beans, and nicoise olives serves up a slimming 232 calories with a surprisingly low 4 grams of fat and 325 milligrams of sodium. Dress it with the Lite Parmesan Caesar for 90 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 250 milligrams of sodium. Location: Terminal 1, Concourse C, Gate 19

Runner up: Argo Tea doesn’t just serve up a long list of libations. It’s also the perfect place to get your whole-grain fix. Try the Chai Curry Chicken & Quinoa salad (440 calories) or Mango Black Bean & Brown Rice (420 calories) salad. We love their Chickpea and Garden Lentils salads too. Locations: Terminal 2, Concourse E, Gate E3, Terminal 3, Concourse L, Gate L2A and Concourse H, Gate H1

 

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