Healthiest Airport Meals

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Are you traveling again this holiday season? Try to route your flight through these airports who are supplying the healthiest meals. READ THE FULL LIST HERE1. Newark Liberty International Airport Healthy choices: falafel sandwich at Mediterranean Bistro and a hummus wrap at Market Fresh. Seaweed salad, cucumber rolls, vegetable rolls, asparagus rolls, vegetable gyoza, and yakko tofu at Hamachi Sushi, and a grilled veggie burrito at Qdoba Mexican Grill. 2. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Healthy choices: Vegetable-packed, cholesterol-free options include the smoked tofu, broccoli, and mushroom burrito at 360 Gourmet, which clearly labels the vegan items on its menu. Several HMS-operated eateries, including Home Turf Sports Bar and Fresh Attractions, serve a vegan wrap with hummus. 3. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Healthy options: Seaweed salad and vegetable sushi at Musashi or visit Mediterranean Grill for tabbouleh, hummus, vegetarian grape leaves, vegetable stir fry, almond rice salad, and a fruit plate. 4. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Healthy options: Visit Zpizza for the Berkeley Vegan Pizza: marinara sauce, vegan cheese, veggie burger crumbles, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and peppers. Mango Taco Truck serves veggie tacos with zucchini, summer squash, cilantro, peppers, and onions. 5. (tie) Chicago O’Hare International Airport Healthy options: Johnny Rockets serves the Streamliner Burger — a Boca Burger with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and mustard. The Mediterranean platter at La Tapenade Mediterranean Café is with packed with pita points, hummus, olive tapenade, fresh asparagus, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, baby carrots, and Kalamata olives. 5. (tie) Miami International Airport Healthy options: Visitors should indulge in the hummus platter at Beaudevin or several legume-based soups — black bean, white bean, lentil, chickpea, navy bean, and split pea — at La Carreta Restaurant. —–

Healthy Low Fat With Full Taste? It’s Not So Simple!

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We love to eat low fat foods, but the taste is often clearly different. Lower fat is better, but companies are exploring ways to replicate the “full” feeling of the real deal. —- “The experience of eating has two key stages, she says – satiation and satiety. Satiation is that feeling of becoming full while eating, until it’s time to say “no more.” Satiety, on the other hand, is “how long to we wait to eat again and how much do we eat at the next meal”, McCrickerd says in an email. They are, she added, two subtly different, yet related experiences. Only the drinks that seemed thick offered the sensation of satiety.” READ MORE

Healthy Holidays

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With the holidays fast approaching, it might be tempting to fill up on those tasty dinners and snacks. Do you make any special healthy substitutions? 1. Start small: When it comes to Thanksgiving, the biggest concern is not just WHAT you are eating, but HOW MUCH of it you are eating. Aim to have small portions of those high-calorie foods such as casseroles and desserts while filling up on lighter fare such as vegetables and lean turkey. 2. Talk turkey: Turkey is a great source of lean protein and is healthiest if you skip the skin and go for the white meat. If you prefer the dark meat, mix and match in order to get a little extra flavor without adding too much fat. 3. Veg out: Fall veggies such as squash and green beans are great side dishes that can add color and variety to the meal without adding too many extra calories.” READ THE REST