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What to eat onboard?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 09, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions for what to eat on an airplane? I am flying to Hawaii from the east coast (an all day event) and need some pointers on what to pack to bring on the plane. I've done some research and non-Paleo folk suggest sandwiches and cold pasta..obviously that isn't going to work.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on November 09, 2011
at 06:57 PM

I thought I didn't have a sensitivity to gluten, eggs, ... either, until I stopped eating them.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on November 09, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I eat the wrap. I don't have any sensitivity to gluten that I'm aware of, so I don't worry about an occasional wrap or slice of pizza.

989978332dc44227a46a808e3449e0ea

on November 09, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Did you eat it without the wrap? ;)

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on November 09, 2011
at 04:03 PM

there are too many to add for you but search using keyword **plane** and many will pop up - meal selection options, what food to bring on, what airports are good for grabbing quickie but healthy bites, etc. cheers!

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E167c0387a5f0b87bb1f2c3e6aec73a8

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on November 09, 2011
at 04:53 PM

before taking the plane have a huge breakfast and then don't eat for the rest of the day. You are not going to die. (didn't you eat?) also Is not like you are going to be moving much.

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on November 09, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Nonstop flight? That's about 11 hours or so, correct? Depending on what time you're flying, you could fast and sleep through most of it. When I do cross country flights (LA to NY and back) that's a 5-6 hour flight (+travel time). I usually have a 3-4 egg omelet + turkey/bacon/sausage/etc. before taking off and that tides me over most if not all the way. Then I fast the rest of the way. Your flight's longer though. On the longer flights, I usually pick the chicken meal and only eat the chicken.

Also, if you like Salmon, you can get packages of smoked Salmon for snacking. I don't because I tend to prefer food with legs tastewise.

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on November 09, 2011
at 08:12 PM

I typically go with one of these:

  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Jerky
  • Pemmican
  • Nuts
  • Coconut

Or, you can just fast during that period.

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on November 09, 2011
at 06:58 PM

The last time I flew I had a big breakfast and sucked it up and fasted for the duration of the flight. I drank lots of water (at least you can still get water on planes) and used my resultant and frequent bathroom breaks to do some mobility work in the stall. (Hip flexor stretches, air squats, and quite a few other exercises can be performed in that cramped space! You may get some looks when you leave the bathroom flushed and breathing heavy though!)

I think that air-travel provides a good analog for the occasional food shortage our ancestors would have faced and embrace the opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone for a day or so. Despite the fact that your brain will resist and create all sorts of reasons why you NEED TO EAT RIGHT NOW, as Loilo said, "You are not going to die."

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on November 09, 2011
at 05:23 PM

hard boiled eggs, jerky, cans of tuna, salmon or trader joe's smoked oysters in extra virgin olive oil, dark chocolate, carrots, nuts or hard cheese if you do them, cooked slices of chicken sausages or bacon, packaged nori, packets of coconut oil or almond butter (less than a few oz), or a container of anything already cooked... or fasting and sleeping works as other recommend.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on November 09, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Jerky, home-made trail mix, dried fruit, baked veggie crisps (carrot, taro, yam, squash, etc).

That's what I ate throughout the day at an outdoor concert festival in the midst of a steamy Florida summer, and I felt great!

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on November 09, 2011
at 03:28 PM

It's been ages since I was on a flight long enough to have a meal served. When I travel, I always have a few Tanka bars in my carry-on. And, for airport food, I usually just grab something low-ish carb, like a grilled chicken Caesar wrap.

989978332dc44227a46a808e3449e0ea

on November 09, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Did you eat it without the wrap? ;)

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on November 09, 2011
at 06:57 PM

I thought I didn't have a sensitivity to gluten, eggs, ... either, until I stopped eating them.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on November 09, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I eat the wrap. I don't have any sensitivity to gluten that I'm aware of, so I don't worry about an occasional wrap or slice of pizza.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 09, 2011
at 03:26 PM

Hard boiled eggs.

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