Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eating Elite or Making Choices

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
  • dried fruit
  • an apple
  • cooked quinoa
  • cooked broccoli
  • 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.


Tracy Reifkind said...


I always take my own food on plane trips with me, which made it a little difficult after 911 since I can't take soups (to eat later in my hotel room...thank goodness for mini fridges and microwaves)

I usually take a salad, or two, and piece of fruit, maybe a honey and PNB sandwich on sprouted wheat bread, etc., on the plane and I actually pack frozen homemade soups and stews to check through in a cooler! Seriously! I paid $15 bucks one time to check my cooler! But I dislike eating out so much I'd rather stay in my room and eat my own homemade foods!

The Veggie Queen said...

Wow, Tracy, you might be even more particular about what you eat than I am, likely for different reasons.

Funny but we didn't have a frig at the hotel where we stayed and they wanted to charge us $15 to have one. We weren't sure if it was per day or the whole time. And since we didn't have a microwave either, and would be out most of the time, it didn't make sense. We ate lots of apples and tangerines. And one can live for a few days with well-packed snacks.

Thanks for the comment.