Order This, Not That: Healthy Airline Food Options

Know what to order on board if you're flying this summer.
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Between packing your suitcase, making sure you have the right travel documents and figuring out how to get yourself to the airport, making your own meal for the airplane might not be top of mind. If you're not able to tote along a snack made from scratch, we've rounded up the best options to get you through a flight feeling full without feeling like you've started your vacation before landing. 

United (pictured above)

Order This: Chicken and Swiss Focaccia ($9.50) sandwich features tomato focaccia with chicken breast, Swiss cheese, arugula and roasted tomatoes ($9.50).

Per serving: Calories 514; Fat 18 g (Saturated 6 g); Cholesterol 98 mg; Sodium 603 mg; Carbohydrate 43 g; Fiber 2 g; Sugars 3 g; Protein 42 g

Snack options:

Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix (Per serving: Calories 120; Fat 4 g (Saturated 1 g); Sodium 210 mg

Sweet and Savory Bistro Blend Trail Mix (Per serving: Calories 140; Fat 7 g (Saturated 1 g); Sodium 125 mg

Not That: The Asian Noodle Salad ($9.50) includes Udon noodles with chicken breast, vegetable julienne, green onion and sesame ginger dressing. Per serving: Calories 783 (further nutrition information not available)

Order This: The Veggie Wrap features black rice, faro and edamame dressed in a soy yuzu vinaigrette.

Per serving: Calories 370;  Fat 18 g; Sodium 730 mg; Carbohydrate 45 g; Protein 11 g

Snack option:

Sea Salt Caramel 479° Popcorn (Per serving: Calories 100; Fat 4 g; Sodium 160 g; Sugars 13 g

Not That: The Pastrami and Ham Sandwich ($10) includes sliced pastrami and ham on a whole-wheat and bran baguette, with green goddess spread, green leaf lettuce, sliced feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and sliced pickles. It is served with Mexican oblea candy.

Per serving: Calories 714; Fat 32 g; Carbohydrate 75 g; Protein 32 g (further nutrition information not available)

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(c)Caryn Oxford

Order This: The LUVO Grilled Chicken Wrap ($9.99) consists of spiced grilled chicken, crisp romaine, avocado, Roma tomatoes, red onion and herb aioli, wrapped in a turmeric flax seed tortilla. Served with a multi-seed coconut chocolate chip cookie.

Per serving: Calories 400; Fat 21 g; Sodium 870 mg

Not That: The Roast Beef Slider Combo ($10) consists of sliced roast beef on two pretzel roll sliders layered with romaine lettuce and cheddar cheese, served with Dijon mustard and horseradish sauce on the side and paired with Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Chips and Sanders Dark Sea Salt and Caramel chocolate. Per serving: Calories 740 (further nutrition information not available)

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Order This: Garden-Fresh Kale Salad

Per serving: Calories 320; Fat 15 g; Sodium 90 mg; Carbohydrate 43 g; Sugars 24 g; Protein 5 g

Snack option:

Chobani Oats (Per serving: Calories 160; Fat 2 g; Sodium 45 mg; Carbohydrate 28 g; Sugars 17 g; Protein 10 g

Not That: The Grilled Chicken and Brie Sandwich with grilled chicken, Brie, arugula and cranberry mustard comes on a rustic roll and is served with a quinoa and golden raisin salad. Per serving: Calories 690 (further nutrition information not available)

Order This: Mediterranean Snack Pack ($6) which comes with Late July® Organic Multigrain Snack Chips, Mario® snack olives, Truitt Family Foods® Natural Hummus, Madi K's almonds®, Vacaville Fruit Company Snackins' Apricots, and TCHO PureNotes™ Dark Chocolate.

Per serving: Calories 519; Fat 27 g; Sodium 571 g; Carbohydrates 60 g; Sugars 17 g

Note: Not all nutrition information is fully available for each product, and menus are subject to change at the discretion of the airlines.

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