So there you are, at the airport, with an hour to kill before you board a bird with EVEN LESS food options, and you know you'll be stuck in there for several hours...but you gotta eat, right?? Plus God forbid you're like me and can only drink sugar free almond milk in your coffee, and you LOVE your coffee. None of our friendly fast food chains have gotten around to offering that, except Coffee Bean. But they don't yet offer sugar free.
Personally, I've been avoiding sugar and all things related, which means:
No dairy-butter is the only exception
No breads, or noodles-brown rice and quinoa are acceptable
Nothing fermented-No vinegar, pickles, olives, capers, kimchi, black tea, etc
No Sauces with sugar, Ketchup, mustard, bbq, salsa, hot sauce.
ALL very difficult while travelling, but when you're really committed, you CAN do it.
Below I am sharing some of my methods that have proven do-able. Remember its work, and you're worth the work. Step up and stand up for yourself!
BRING YOUR OWN
The best option is to bring your own food to the airport. If you're coming from home, just make extra while you're making breakfast or dinner the night before. If you're on tour and cant cook, then stop at a whole foods or some healthy restaurant. Factor in the time. You're worth it. The only drawback to this method is that the TSA makes you put your food through their radiation ridden X-ray machine and none of their adorable employees have any clue as to just how much radiation is involved. It's simply a risk we are forced to take. I feel as though the effects of that might show up in 20 years, the same way cancer did from smoking or from plastic BPA's. In the meantime we eat, pray, love.
Tip* Before just placing your food on the belt request a "gate check" for your food. Sometimes you get someone nice who will honor your desire to eat food that has not been subject to some unknown measure of radiation. Also always "opt out" of walking through the radiation machine, the one where they make you raise your hands while they "scan" your body.
BRING POPCORN-I love this snack. Pop it at home. Use your own butter, and if you can have hot sauce on it, do it. It's awesome. You'll love it. Trust me. This is a perfect solution to that snacky vibe. When you're on a long one and you're on your second movie, this has saved my life.
BUY POPCORN-If you cant make your own there is one brand of store bought that has no preservatives. YAAY