Paleo on the Plane to Kona!
Although I've done a post or two about this already, it's worth revisiting as it's a topic that many people ask about time and again:
"What can I eat on the plane?"
Even in business or first, while your options are better than a plastic-wrapped boxed joke of a meal that you can buy in economy, there is still no guarantee that your meal will be friendly and in keeping with the #Paleo Diet.
Here's a brief recap:
-Bring your own food. If you're leaving from home, it's much easier than when you're returning from vacation, but even then, a little bit of thinking ahead and being prepared comes in really handy.
-If you are outbound (leaving from home), prep food the day before so you can take it with you! Just as though you were planning your next day's meals to bring to work, steam your veggies, grill your fish, boil your eggs, wash your fruit and pack everything in small containers to take on the plane. For example, on my last flight, I brought a container of steamed kale, another of steamed broccoli, some apples and oranges, some hard boiled eggs, some sliced organic turkey and some raw walnuts, packed in a thermal bag with a few reusable ice packs. This proved to be plenty for both my husband and me and we suffered no bouts of blood sugar crashing or having to resort to eating junk.
-If you're leaving from vacation and won't be able to cook or prep anything, not to worry! Stop by whatever local market you have access to and stock up on fruits, veg, raw nuts, bring them back to your hotel and simply wash them and you're set to go.
-Finally, some airports, more than others, offer relatively healthy choices at some of their restaurants so if you're flying out of one such locale, you can take advantage of that and perhaps grab a salad with some clean protein, oil and lemon wedges on the side and some fresh, whole fruit.
One more thing to keep in mind, and this is particular to leaving HI as well as some international destinations, you cannot bring whole, fresh fruit with you on the plane. Real bummer, the first time I had my perfectly lovely green bell pepper stolen away from me! At any rate, you can still bring raw nuts, some lean protein and but bottled water after you clear security-so eat your veg before you fly and once you get home!
Happy travels- more to come from Kona!