Your stress level could be measured on the Richter Scale. It’s the week before Christmas, so there are a zillion people at the airport. Your flight has been delayed. The kids are crying. Your husband is yelling. Starving, you find the nearest food vendor and order a $12 basket of chicken fingers with fries.
Been there? Done that? Eating healthy on the road has long been a struggle for holiday travelers. It’s one of the many reasons people tend to gain a couple extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
The good news is that consumers are demanding more nutritious options when they fly — and the industry is responding, says Renate DeGeorge, director of culinary services for HMSHost, which operates dining facilities at more than 100 airports worldwide.