Salads – These pack well, especially if they have some grains in them such as rolled barley or brown rice cous cous or orzo to help keep the greens from getting wilted. When packing a basic salad, layer the salad in a glass container with the dressing on the bottom, followed by the grains, and then layer the greens on top. Just stir it up on the plane right before eating. Of course, this will need to be packed in a cooler with some ice to keep it from going bad if you don’t eat it right away.
Wraps – My absolute favorite thing to pack for a flight is a wrap, filled with lots of fresh veggies and greens. This keeps well for an hour with no cooler and is easy to eat on the plane. Use an organic Lavash flat bread, whole grain tortilla, large kale or mustard leaf as your base, spread on some soft goat cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and avocadoes, layer in fresh spinach or arugula leaves, some alfalfa or red clover sprouts, maybe some wild smoked salmon, dill and mustard and you’ve got a winner!
If you start from a destination with no kitchen – remember to hit up a natural food store or a Whole Foods market to stock up for your flight or have the hotel make you some raw fruits and veggies or a healthy real food meal to take with you.
If you know someone who is traveling soon, needs these tips and/or eats unhealthy airplane and airport food, please share this post with them! I’m sure they will thank you later for it – let’s change for the better the lives of people around us together!