Like the prices on discount airlines but not the food service? Hit the runway prepared with your own sky-high picnic and arrive at your destination with energy to spare. Writer Elinor Klivans suggests choosing simple foods that will taste as good on an airplane as they do on a picnic. Choose food that is easily transported, doesn't need to be kept cold and can sit around for hours without going bad. Items that can be prepared the night before are best, avoiding the last-minute rush when you are trying to get out the door. Remember that it should also be easy to eat in the confined spaces of a narrow airline seat. Cut sandwiches, vegetables and desserts at home and don't forget to pack any plastic cutlery and paper towels you may need. Plan accordingly. For breakfast, take along your own muesli or other cereal. All you'll need is a carton of milk from the beverage cart. For lunch or dinner try Klivans' cheese and salami pie, pasta salad or deli sandwiches. For more tips on flying with food and for recipes for Powerhouse Muesli, Three Cheese and Salami Pie, Gazpacho (you bring the chopped vegetables, they supply the tomato juice!), Bow Tie Pasta Salad and Tricolor Pepper and Onion Salad. Click Here
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