There is something about getting on a plane in one place, and stepping off a couple of hours later and being in a different time zone, climate, and culture. It amazes me every time I fly.
But on the other hand flights can be very exhausting. So having enough food to eat is very important to help keep you energized and it can help pass the time for those long flights.
Being a vegan can sometimes be tricky, especially when you’re thousand of feet up in the air with limited options. So planning ahead is key. Here are my ways to fly vegan style.
Bring your own food
By bringing your own food you are guaranteed to have something delicious to enjoy on your flight. This also helps eliminate having to find vegan food at the airport.
One of my favorite meals to prepare for a flight is veggie wraps.
- 1 flavored tortilla (I like spinach or red pepper)
- Sliced of cucumber
- Shredded carrots
- Sliced Veggie Meat
- Side of vegan ranch or hummus for dipping
This is simple and is great for traveling when the dipping sauce is kept separate.
Order a Vegan Meal
Now that vegan is becoming a bigger trend, most airlines are now giving vegan options. Usually when booking a longer flight they have options asking a wide range of dietary preferences. I have also found that when you order with a dietary preference then the meals are usually better than the “normal” plane food. Woot Woot! You can usually manage these preferences within 48 hours before your flight to be safe.
Traveling for business, sometimes I have quick flights and am not in need of a full meal on a plane. This is when I pack a variety of meal bars, dried fruit and treats. I am a fan of the Larabar. They are complete vegan and come in a variety of flavors. They usually only have a few ingredients, which is great!
These bars are also very easy to throw into a bag and go. They are a great and healthy way to stay full when you are not able to sit and enjoy a full meal.
This is probably one of the most important things to do when traveling, Hydrate! Eating healthy food on a plane is great but our bodies need to stay hydrated. I feel that most people are dehydrated when flying because no one can bring in water and lets face it, airport bottled water in expensive.
So one tip I have for you is to ask your flight attendant for extra water. Normally they hand out the little cup of water but I have learned to ask for the entire bottle. This way I drink plenty and do not have to keep asking for more.
I hope all of these traveling tips help all of you on your next flight! If you have any tips please let me know if the comments!