Have you ever rushed out of the house to the airport and forgotten to eat a big breakfast or lunch, hoping the airline will serve something to satiate the hunger pungs until your destination is reached? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. I usually eat before flights, but there are times when my flights have been delayed for an hour or more, or the flights (and connections!) have taken much longer than expected.
After several repeated instances of the aforementioned and landing at my destination cranky and starving, I decided to take control of the situation. I resolved to make my own healthy brown bag airplane meals. Believe me, this ‘choice’ is a much better way to travel, it keeps the blood sugar stable, hunger pains at bay, and ensures a much nicer disposition upon arrival.
I’ve created some delicious, highly nutritious and easy-to-carry-on-the-plane meals that keep you looking and feeling great. Next time you travel via air, try the Flight Hunger Buster (see below). It could be the one important precaution that ensures a GREAT journey.
Tip: Purchase medium to large size lunch bags and lunch zip lock bags. Also, invest in some small to medium size sturdy Tupperware containers. Costco carries sets of Tupperware at very reasonable prices.
Flight Hunger Buster (Vegetarians may substitute vegetables for chicken)
Note: All ingredients should be fresh.
Tomato, Basil and Red onion Roasted Chicken Sandwich (with virgin olive oil)
Homemade Nut Medley with dark chocolate chips (raw almonds, walnuts and pecans)
1 seasonal fruit sliced (peaches or apples) with ¾ cup almond butter
1 energy vitamin packet (to mix in the water you receive on board)
Use whole grain sturdy bread that can hold a lot. Drizzle virgin olive oil on bread. To save time, purchase a rotisserie chicken and put a generous amount of the chicken on the bread. Add 2 slices of air loom tomatoes, 4 basil leaves, a few slices red onion, salt and pepper (to liking). Cut in half. Wrap each half sandwich in wax paper and place in a zip lock sandwich baggie.
Mix 7 pieces each of pecans, walnuts and almonds with ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips (milk or white chocolate if you prefer). Place in baggie.
Slice fruit in long wedges. Put ¼ cup of Almond butter (as condiment) in a small Tupperware container