Healthy Airport Eats
Runner up: Because it customizes sandwiches, Great Wraps offers the potential to build lighter sandwiches. Best bet: The Hummus Falafel Wrap. Made with falafel, hummus, tomatoes, onions, cukes, and red peppers it serves up a mighty 14 grams of fiber and 26 grams of protein to keep you full on your flight. If you’d like to lighten up its 580 calories and 15 fat grams, ditch the pepper jack cheese. Locations: Concourse A, Middle Food Court.
Quick & Healthy: Quite a few menu items from the Mediterranean Grill pick up HeartSmart® emblems, giving the hungry traveler lots of choice from Tabbouli to a warm Almond Rice Salad made with garden veggies to a Vegetarian Stir Fry. Location: Concourse A, Gate 54
Runner Up: With good quality sushi and sashimi (there are vegetable rolls if you don’t eat raw fish), Sora Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar makes a healthy, if more expensive, choice. Go easy on soy to keep sodium in check. And add a side of edamame for a healthy vegetable nibble. Location: Concourse A, Gate 35
Runner Up: Pajama-clad servers at Cereality dish up cold and hot cereals with your choice of milk (skim, 2%, or soy) and add ins. It’s a great, light meal. Try the 280-calorie small “Health Kick” with skim milk, a mix of two popular dry cereals, dried cranberries, and walnuts for 2 grams of fiber, 13 grams of protein, and plenty of vitamins A and C. Location: Terminal C, Gate 6
Quick & Healthy: Angelina’s Metro Market dishes up fresh made-to-order salads, or cobble together your own meal from fresh fruits, yogurts, artisan cheeses, and breads. About half of the choices are organic or have some organic ingredients. Location: Central Terminal, Pre-Security, Center Food Court
Healthy Snacks: For “on-the-go” healthy choices, Cibo Express Gourmet Markets offer prepackaged organic, vegan, heart-healthy and gluten-free options. Locations: Terminal B, Gates B8 & C6; Terminal C, Pre-Security, Gates 3-4, Shuttle Area and Shopping Mall; Terminal D, Food Court
Runner Up: It’s pricier than most, but Boston favorite Legal Sea Foods dishes up grilled fish dinners with two sides, including broccoli or brown rice. Or you could pair a house salad (ask for dressing on the side) with a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. Location: Terminal C, central area pre-security
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
Runner up: With its homemade fresh and frozen yogurts, Fraiche elevates healthy snacking to a whole new level. Choose from non-fat, low-fat, and whole milk fresh yogurt or fat-free, low-fat, or soy frozen yogurt. Then crown it with tasty, wholesome toppings like local honey, freshly cut fruit, toasted nuts, or homemade granola. Location: Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, Gate 81.