Hi from Charlotte!! A year ago I would be home already, but I’ve got one more puddle to jump to get back to The ‘Ville.
When I got to the airport this morning I searched high and low for something to eat during my flight for lunch. I had a bunch of snacks in the event that I didn’t find anything, but I looked anyways.
Options I Pondered
Jamba Juice Smoothie – I’d just had breakfast and knew it would be several hours before I was hungry again. The thought of babysitting a wet smoothie for 2 hours didn’t seem the most practical, even though it would be delicious and nutritious.
Jamba Chicken Caesar Salad – Lettuce sounded good and I love salads. I could complement with my snack back. But this one had chicken that was probably produced in a factory and refrigerated for 2 weeks, and that was not appealing.
Starbucks Yogurt Parfait – More easily transportable and relatively nutritious, but I had just finished yogurt for breakfast..
Starbucks Veggie Tray with Fat Free Ranch Dressing – I almost got this just for the veggies, but I decided they would taste pretty gross eaten plain and I wouldn’t go near FF ranch dressing with a 26 foot pole.
Starbucks Sandwich – Considered this for an instant, but then thought about soggy bread and moved on.
California Pizza Kitchen Caesar Salad – Vegetarian and yummy looking shaved parmesan but $9 for plain romaine lettuce and cheese (since I hate salad dressing and garlic croutons didn’t sound like a good travel plan) didn’t seem worth it. I eat lettuce everyday and can go a day without it!
Naked Green Juice – Transportable, inexpensive, green and healthy, but I looked at the nutrition label to find 280 calories and 50 grams of carbs on the nutrition facts panel and only 2 grams of protein and 0 grams fat. I decided this wouldn’t really satisfy me much.
So alas, I boarded the plane with just the snacks on my back.
However, I ended up making a pretty nifty mile high meal!
During the beverage service I asked for half a cup of hot water and poured in my packet of Coach’s Oats. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
I sipped off any water from the top and added a banana, which I sliced with my silver spoon from home
On top went a packet of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter for protein + fat
And a delicious mini meal I did make.
I also snacked on my almonds from home and some Quaker Oatmeal Squares from the conference.
Just finished this book. It was good but not great. I gave it to the passenger at the end of my row to read next!
Crop circles are so weird…
HUGE bummer my cross-country flight didn’t have WiFi. Huge.
My Tempurpedic pillow has provided excellent lumbar support on this flight! I hate traveling with pillows – they do not gracefully fit into my tote bag – but they are much appreciated mid-flight.
Excited to return to normalcy!