Nuts and Bananas…

3 Feb

that’s what I say to my travel food dilemma. 

Next week, I fly to New York for a business trip and I’m starting to get a little anxious about what I’ll eat on plane days.  I leave E-A-R-L-Y on Wednesday morning – around 7:30, which means I have to be up by about 5:00 or 5:30.  I certainly don’t feel like eating THAT time of day.  Not only is it an early flight, but with the time change, by the time I get there it will be lunch time-ish, according to my body clock.  AND, by the time I get to my hotel, it will be around 5:00ish, just two hours from dinner.  Can’t really have a meal then. 

Of course, the day I leave home, I can make myself a healthy turkey sandwich to take on the plane.  Then I can supplement with my own snacks.  I’ll need some things that will travel well in case I don’t have time for a meal at the airport.  And, we know airplane food (which you now have to PAY for) ain’t good.  It’s a nasty combination of sodium grams and tastelessness.  No thanks!

So, here’s what I’m thinking.  I’ve got to take bananas and my own trail mix.  These items travel well, and unless there has been an update from the TSA of which I am uninformed, won’t be confiscated at security.  This will provide me with some protein and a little sugar boost for energy.  Carrots and celery will work, too.  (Is peanut butter considered a liquid?)

I just need to make sure I have things so I don’t grab an In-and-Out Burger  because I’m famished and have lost all lack of good sense.  I can even get a little panicky thinking, “Well, I won’t have anything on the plane for 5 hours (okay, I’ve gone 5 hours without food plenty of times!), so I’d better eat something ‘big’ now.” 

No.  I think this snack idea is a good one.  And, unless some bozo tries to hijack a plane with a loaded banana in the next few days, I should be in good shape!

If you’ve got other ideas about snacks that travel well, I’d love to hear them!

3 Responses to “Nuts and Bananas…”

  1. moobabes February 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    With the title I thought the blog was going to be about how you felt. Safe travels! oxox

    • Kendall February 4, 2012 at 6:21 am #

      Hey, maybe subconciously it was! How’s about that?

  2. Diane February 4, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Me, I like apples and peanut butter. Bananas don’t travel well, IMHO, and then there’s that pesky peel to get rid of. If you can, I would pack a bento box with snacky finger foods. It makes handfuls of food look like much more than it is. But true, somehow on travel days I always end up eating 3 breakfasts. Not a great idea, so you’re smart to plan ahead.

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