Putting it together
If you take our top suggestion from each (jerky, smartfood, banana, and water) your meal looks like this:
And that breaks down to 48% carbs, 35% protein, and 17% fat. Yes, slightly higher in carbs and lower in fat than recommended but you can fix that number by adding a slice of cheese (80 calories, 7g of fat) or opting for the blueberries.
The key takeaway though is that even if you DO have time for a meal at the airport, this snack menu is probably healthier than whatever you'd order at a fast-food joint. And much more appealing than that lonely hot dog at the snack bar.
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Matt Meltzer would like the thank security at Sacramento International Airport for not asking why he was photographing Pop Chips on a baggage carousel. Those and other outtakes are on his Instagram @meltrez1.