I am about to take off on a flight to Denver to go to the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference, so perhaps it is fitting that I have a bag of food with me. Truth is that I would have a bag of food on any flight of more than 2 hours.
Here's what I have with me today:
hummus, store bought
Mary's Gone crackers
dried silky sea palm
toasted Judy's breadstick with avocado and my homegrown sprouts
Now, I have no fear of not having enough to eat. Since I left at 6 a.m. and had to skip breakfast, which for me is a big deal, I wanted to be sure that I had both my breakfast and lunch. I will also use some of this food to keep me feeling good during the conference.
I don't know about you and traveling but generally I don't get enough fluid or fiber. The dried fruit will take care of that. It's up to me to stay hydrated.
Do I consider the food that I packed to be elitist? NO. I consider my food, good choices, especially compared to most airport fare.
So, go for real food. Do a little planning and don't give up your regular eating routine unless you must or choose to do so. Healthier eating is not elitist, it's wise.
My plane just arrived at the gate, which means I'm going to eat something before boarding.