As many of you already know, D and I have been incredibly preoccupied with finishing exams, moving cities, and now traveling to anther continent! We are beyond excited for our flight out to Paris today. So in the spirit of travel today’s Monday Munchies is all about on-flight munching.
As many of you know from being worldy, jet-setting ladies, food on airplanes are many things. When you get them they are infrequent, highly salt-laden, typically heavily processed/ non-fresh, and often fairly disgusting. When you do not have them to buy that questionable looking ‘ham and Swiss’ will not only look unappealing, it will also cost you way more than it’s worth.
Especially for ladies with dietary restriction – vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, diabetic, wheat-free, etc. – eating on airplanes can get extremely frustrating. When I fly (or travel in general) I always have food with me. This way, I know I will not have to give into temptation (a.k.a. hunger pains calling out to that grotesque looking pastrami Panini) and will have healthy and filling options at hand.
The key to good travel eats is that is should be fairly smell free (as a courtesy to the people around you), it should not be something that goes bad within hours of being outside a refrigerator, and it is always good to avoid dishes that may make you feel bloated since flying alone dehydrates you enough as it is. Also, if you bring something that needs cutlery – don’t forget to bring that yourself.
Things that I often bring with me are:
Smaller snacks: Nuts, seeds, roasted chickpeas, homemade granola, granola bars, fruit, fruit salad.
Meals: Homemade sandwiches (check out the Vegetarian Times for some ideas), cold couscous/ quinoa dishes, bean salads.
When you travel are you concerned about what you’re being fed? Do you have any go-to food options you bring on your expeditions?
– Love Always, Nic & D