|Our sad vegan meal on United Airlines|
In-flight mealsSummer 2012
A picture is worth a thousand words and it is especially true in this review of vegan dinner service on UNITED AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL flight.
I don't think anyone enjoys airline meals anymore, which is a shame because when I was younger, I used to look forward to the in-flight meal which was never delicious, but
|Notice the drops of food coloring trying to pass for vegetables!|
Now that most airlines are allowing solid food to be taken on-board again, we always pack some snacks to take with us because 11 hours is a long time to go without eating. I have a few favorites that are easy to travel with . Trail Mix: I like to mix some almonds, dried cranberries, walnuts and a few vegan dark chocolate chips in a bag to snack on. That helps with energy and the chocolate chips help with our sweet tooth. Other favorites are almond butter sandwiches, dry cereal, peanut butter krispies (recipe in Kind Diet book by Alicia Silverstein), and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies found in the Real Food Daily Cookbook. They are made with dried fruit (recipe calls for dates but sometimes I use prunes), and they are healthy and delicious.
|Love these healthy vegan cookies which are also easy to pack!|
AND, of course, we always buy a big bottle of water before we board and make sure we sip it throughout the flight. Staying hydrated really helps with headaches and fatigue that gets me when I change so many time zones. Flight attendants do hand out cups of water during the flight, but inevitably they handle the cup by the rim, which is so unappealing since they have just handled a few hundred cups, plates, trash, etc. throughout the flight and then pass you a cup with the same hand. NO thank you!