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Need Food Ideas For 5 Hr. Flight

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I'm going to Las Vegas on Monday( to get married!!!). I have about a 5 1/2 hour flight. I plan on bringing a small soft sided cooler on the plane with me. Any suggestions as to what food travels well?

I'm trying to avoid salty food and I can't eat nuts or seeds of any kind ( diverticulitis).

I was thinking maybe some cheese, grapes....I 'm stuck after that!

Any suggestions would be helpful. This is my first trip since I've been diagnosed and I am so nervous especially since I'm getting married next Wednesday...I do not want to get sick!.

Thanks

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Congrats!

You can pack veggies...like carrot sticks and celery sticks and stuff like that. You can make a salad with chicken breast on top and bring a little container of dressing on the side (I packed that once when I traveled across the country and it worked well). You can probably pack any food you would normally cook for yourself. Just put it in the cooler with lots of ice.

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Salad with meat and dressing is a good idea. I am flying tonight and am taking a sandwich, chips, apple. A piece of fruit like an apple or orange would be good too. Couple of cookies, creamy peanut butter and veggie sticks. Crackers and cheese (remember to precut it). Not sure if you are taking other food for your trip once you get there--but I always bring a bowl to eat cereal in my room, some spoons, napkins and ziplocks for taking snacks during the day.

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Thanks! I'm thinking of making gluten free rice crispy marshmallow treats. Definitely some fruit, maybe a Peanut Butter and fluff sandwich. I'm making some homemade salsa and I'll bring some chips.

I'm sure my finace and I will be having a way better meal than anyone else on the flight!

I was planning on packing a box of cereal and a bowl/spoon for the room. I figure I can always get some skim milk and a banana. I also am bringing a box of gluten-free fruit bars. A small jar of peanut butter and some gluten-free bread.

Thanks!

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For my recent vacation I had to take my own meal per Delta no longer offering gluten-free meals. They did give me a vegan meal which I was able to eat the salad and fruit from (without dressing). I packed cheese, crackers, that new Hormel cooked bacon, lots of fruit (some dried), carrot sticks and a larabar. I had plenty of food for both dinner and b'fast on the plane. My husbands reg. meal was not very good so I actually ate better then him.

For vacation snacks I packed pretzels, larabars, dried fruit, crackers and my own gluten-free dressing packets. I only had to use my own dressing once though. All the places we ate in had 100% balsamic vinigar and olive oil.

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I like to bring along high-protein foods which seem to have more staying power, e.g. hard boiled eggs, salami or cold chicken, hummus (chick pea) dip. I do bring a bowl of cereal as I can always find fruit and milk. I take along g.f. bread as most motels have toasters and fruit spreads. Ground flax or hemp seed can be added to yogurt and doesn't seem to aggravate my diverticula. I grind it at home and bring in a small container. I bring my green drink powder and add it to some bottled juice and shake for a meal in a pinch.

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For my recent vacation I had to take my own meal per Delta no longer offering gluten-free meals. They did give me a vegan meal which I was able to eat the salad and fruit from (without dressing). I packed cheese, crackers, that new Hormel cooked bacon, lots of fruit (some dried), carrot sticks and a larabar. I had plenty of food for both dinner and b'fast on the plane. My husbands reg. meal was not very good so I actually ate better then him.

For vacation snacks I packed pretzels, larabars, dried fruit, crackers and my own gluten-free dressing packets. I only had to use my own dressing once though. All the places we ate in had 100% balsamic vinigar and olive oil.

Explain to me why they can provide a vegan meal which, not to offend anybody, is IMO a dietary fad, but can't provide a medically necessary meal!?!?

American-based airlines suck! :angry:

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Explain to me why they can provide a vegan meal which, not to offend anybody, is IMO a dietary fad, but can't provide a medically necessary meal!?!?

American-based airlines suck! :angry:

Probably simply due to the volumne of expected customers that will need/want either. Ive not flown in years, but when ever I did, I would always pack food. Now adays I pack a kitchen it seems LOL

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Barkat has these mexican rice meals that have black beans and corn in them, and you only have to add hot water and let it sit for 8 minutes. I was just on an eight hour flight and took one of those along with me as well as some Boar's head turkey and cheese rolled up around slices of avocado (asked for a knife when I got on board and got a strange look until I explained why). The stewardess also brought me quite a bit of fresh fruit because she felt badly that I could not eat their food.

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We went to St. John in March, and had to pack a ton of stuff for my 3 year-old who is gluten-free. Our flight was also about 5 hours. For the flight, I took lots of rolled up turkey slices, cheese, yogurt, del monte peach cups, chocolate chip cookies and gluten-free cheerios.

I definiately pushed the protein-rich foods first. He's allergic to egg and peanuts so we couldn't take those, but those are excellent travel-friendly choices.

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