It is always a little bit of a gamble with this airplane food. Sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you are starving. In my case the second case was commonest.
Well, this time I wanted to be prepared and prepared some food before leaving the house.
Good snacks to take with you are:
–Vegan Protein bars
I knew that I also had breakfast on the plane and when traveling in an airplane it is usually pretty tough to get in oatmeal or smoothies (forget it!) through the control. What I did this time was, I packed a mixture of oats dried fruits and nuts in a plastic bag. When I was through the x-ray I bought some sliced fresh fruits in a plastic bowl. When they served breakfast in the plane then, I took out my fruits ate them, put the oats in the bowl and kindly asked for a cup of hot water.
I poured the water of the oats and enjoyed a homemade warm porridge with fresh fruits. Easy peasy.
My airplane neighbour was very friendly and let me make a picture of the regular vegetarian breakfast. Guess it’s kind of a cheese toast, more cheese on the side, bread, butter, jam, almond cake and some veggies.
The rest of the flight was fine. I had all of my snacks and the dinner then was even ALMOST vegan with beans in tomato sauce, a salad and some cheese. I skipped the almond cake and instead had too much of Alter Eco’s Dark chocolate 🙂
HAPPY FLYING! <3
To make life easier, I like to bring bars and bags of fruit and chopped vegetables with some peanut butter! They’re super convenient, but if I want to bring a meal, I definitely make something healthy and delicious the night before, preferably something that would taste good cold!
that’s very smart! I’m about to endure an 11 hour flight with a 3 year old in 4 months so this is good 🙂 thanks for the advice!
No worries! And you might ask if you can take special liquid food with you for the kid 🙂 this might be a good advantage! Have a safe flight!
They allowed it when he was smaller…He’ll be 4 when we go so it might be tricky 🙂 but I can always buy water at the airport or ask for it on the plane so I think we’ll be fine. I usually take nuts for snacks, but I didn’t think about oatmeal. Heck, I might even let it steep for hours and have „overnight“ oats haha. Where did you fly to if I may ask?
Oh I see! Yes oatmeal is great! I flew from Switzerland to Los Angeles via Istanbul 🙂
oh yeah, those are crazy. I’m flying home to Slovakia from Seattle…so just one 11 hour, but total 3 flights 🙂 LA is fun, I used to live an hour away!
Oh danke für die tollen Tipps! das mit dem Oatmeal ist ja wirklich eine super gute Idee. Kann man denn auf Flügen immer einfach heißes Wasser bekommen?
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Bitte 🙂 ja in jedemfall! Die brauchen das für kaffee 🙂
I’m off to Thailand in March and was a bit worried about how to prepare myself food-wise. This is a great help, thanks for posting!
Happy I could help 🙂