Can DFW Become the World’s Healthiest Airport?

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One of the biggest complaints I hear about food in airports is that it’s just not healthy. DFW has apparently heard those complaints, too, and they’re trying to fix the problem with their new “Eat Healthy at DFW” campaign. That means that every single one of its dining outlets is going to be offering at least one option that’s low-calorie, low-fat, low-sodium, cholesterol-free, plant-based, or high-in-fiber. It’s all part of their goal to top next year’s 2014 Airport Food Review as determined by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They’re currently #5 on the list.

If you’re looking for healthy meals at DFW, here are some options:

  • Roasted corn and lime crema tacos and black bean and roasted red pepper quesadillas from Urban Taco (C22);
  • Enchiladas de avocado (vegetarian enchiladas with artichoke and avocado) from Cantina Laredo (D24);
  • Veggie-packed teriyaki bowls from Blue Bamboo Xpress (D31);
  • “Tofusion” whole-grain brown rice bowls from UFood Grill (B8);
  • Gourmet veggie plates such as the “Southern Classic” at Cousins Bar-B-Q (B28, D28), with baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, green beans, black-eyed peas, and okra; and the award-winning “Martha’s Vegetable Plate” at Reata (D33), an expansive raft of simply grilled and roasted asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, tomato, sweet potato, spinach, balsamic-glazed Portobello, sweet onion, ranch beans and Spanish rice.


Do you think it’s going to work? Weigh in (pun intended) below in the comments…


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