Like, who would have guessed that Air Canada ranks first for healthiest in-flight food?! Well, they did, followed with another 4-star rating for Virgin America. Here's some of Dr. Platkin's thoughts on Air Canada's munchies:
This airline cares about its passengers’ healththat's for sure. The airline calls their food Air Canada NutriCuisine and prides itself on the freshness and optimum quality of ingredients. They contract with a company called Food with a Conscience nutritional program ( www.foodwithaconscience.com) to help create their menu.
They can do slightly better on the individual snack offerings though. Pick the Nissin – Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup. It will fill you up and it's more like a meal. The cashews need to be shared. They will fill you up but have too many calories for one person. I love the idea of the Celery & Carrots with Ranch Dipnice touch. I just wish the dip were hummus or something healthier than ranch. As far as the meals go, they are all relatively low in calories. Go for the chicken or roast beef wrap or the vegetarian sandwich (nice!). The healthy oatmeal is also a great offering.
Without spoiling the rest of his findings too muchall of which you can find HEREwe'll just say that the lowest-ranked airline didn't come as much of a surprise to us.