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Help...need food ideas for airplane

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The food is definitely not healthy on planes and can be very challenging just in the airport. I usually chop up some veggies but was trying to think of something to make it more of a meal. I'm trying to stay away from bread. Any ideas?
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    Nuts is the key ! Have a nice trip - enjoy !!
    1872 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    Cheese and crackers plus a piece of fruit work for me. emoticon
    1878 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I usually eat something at the airport just before I get on the plane.
    1881 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    The smoothies I make keep me full for a very long time but it depends on how long the flight is.
    Skim milk, greek yogurt-low fat, frozen fruit then add from there. natural peanut butter (i know but it is good), flaxseed meal, honey, unsweetened cocoa power, coconut milk, cinnamon. Any or all of the above then blender here I come.
    1882 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 4:55:25 PM
    Wow! Thanks for all of the great ideas! I think I'll be set now. A few nuts (besides me and my, my bell peppers, raw food bars, and tuna packs. I think that will get us through. Terrific ideas!!!
    1882 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    It looks like you've got a bunch of great ideas below! I don't know that I have much more to add... do you have time to make something at home that you can eat cold? Do you have room for a small cooler in your carry-on luggage? Something like chicken and veggies wouldn't be bad cold, and it would be a full meal as long as you can keep it cold while getting through security and onto the plane. I haven't been on a long flight in so long I don't know the rules on what you can take anymore... so I don't know if you are even able to do this.

    Good luck!
    1882 days ago
    I usually pack jerky and some granola bars. Seems to help us through the long hours in the air.
    1882 days ago
    I am like a lot of other posters - I like dried fruit and nuts on a plane, though it doesn't make for a full meal. Kind bars are also tasty and travel easily and I will try to grab a Naked smoothie (I can typically find these near gates when I'm in the US).
    1882 days ago
    I take along nuts (almonds, pecans) and some berries (blueberries, rasberries). depending on my flight, these get me by.

    Depending on the airport you go through, there are some healthier choices. I use an app on my iPhone called "Gateguru" It lists all the eateries and other services at every airport in the US. A couple of places have good salads

    Bottom line for me is to get on the airplane full enough to not need too much food. If it's a long trans-Atlantic flight, I'll eat the good stuff and leave the startches & desserts

    Good luck!
    1882 days ago
    I like to take trail mix, apple slices (dipped in lemon to keep them 'fresh) and dark chocolate. I also pack a couple energy bars if the flight is long. Haven't figured out a way to get in my veggies, but like idea of a raw food bar...
    1882 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 8:39:36 AM
  • LIZZYP609
    I am right there with you. I'll be leaving a week from today and I haven't been on a plane in a lot of years (7-8 years I think). I was skimming through recipes for some protein bars I can make and take with me. I was also thinking cut up veggies too.
    1882 days ago
    Sorry my suggestions are not truly healthy, but we make rice balls (called musubi) and wrap in plastic. Then we cook some Morningstar chicken nuggets (protein, no meat) and wrap in plastic. We take this as our dinner on the plane. It's better than the food they sell at the airport or on t he plane.

    In the past we didn't wrap in plastic, and it made it harder to eat. We've become a little smarter by wrapping in plastic so we don't get our fingers dirty.

    Of course the rice balls have a little vinegar in it so that it doesn't spoil.
    1883 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 3:33:29 AM
  • IRP1114
    Raw food bars :-)! Vega has some really good low sugar ones. There is also the ones I posted in my vday gifts to me blog. Active greens chocolate organic whole food bar. Yum! Pack some chopped veggies like cauliflower and broccoli. Those pack well. Hummus might hold up well to go with the veggies. And of course nuts are always good :-)!
    I like the suggestion of having a good meal before takeoff. Maybe a big green smoothie and or a high protein meal. Lots of water too!

    1883 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 12:21:35 AM
    almonds work great for me
    dixie cups are great for taking peanut butter for dipping veggies in, or crackers
    fresh fruit
    beef jerky
    tuna packets
    1883 days ago
  • JENAE954
    I always eat a large meal before a flight.
    Prefer to avoid airline food.
    1883 days ago
    You can bring the little packets of oatmeal that way you can just add some hot water to a cup and maybe put a few blueberries in it.
    Can snack on fiber one bars, apples, peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread, maybe slice a few banana's in it.
    Maybe some salsa with your veggies , god I love salsa I could put that on anything and eat it hahaha could put it on some of those kellogg cracker chips you can eat like 27 of them for like 120 calories.
    They even have those little tuna packets you can buy that come with some crackers for a snack...
    Hope some of the ideas helped... emoticon
    1883 days ago
    I usually pack fruit. I also like Jay RObb protein bars...the chocolate ones are the best. The protein keeps me full too. Allows me to focus on what I have brought to read.
    1883 days ago
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