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03-08-2009, 04:54 AM
I've taken the pledge to go raw in April, and would like to start on the 1st of the month - even if that means taking the plane and overcoming jet-lag during my first raw days.
Now my biggest question is - What kind of raw snacks would you bring on a plane if you had to? I will be taking a 23 hour flight on the second of April, and this has been puzzling me a lot lately.
Also, please not I have absolutely no appliances here (not even an oven) to cook (or dehydrate) with, and obviously taking fresh fruits with me is a no-no...
03-08-2009, 05:47 AM
You can take dried Fruit and Trail-Mix. You can take Fresh Fruit with you, just eat it on the plane because you won't be able to disembark with it. You can also buy RAW Crackers at some Health Food Stores and other things also. You can order Foods from this Site. L@@k to the left of this page and go Shopping with our Host, Alissa.
03-08-2009, 06:24 AM
Well, health food stores are quite obviously not an option - I'm in the Philippines, remember ? ;)
Dried fruits I can get a hold of (especially dried mangoes, hmmm) as well as roasted nuts (none would actually be "raw" though).
As for buying from this site ... chances are I'd be out of the country before they get here (once again ... the Philippines).
03-08-2009, 06:38 AM
Have you ever Fasted? That is one thing you can do for 24 hours. Although I would start a few days before to get all the bumps out.
03-08-2009, 07:11 AM
Yes, I have considered the fast, and it actually might be the best solution for now :)
03-08-2009, 09:52 AM
I have flown a lot since I went raw last July. I take an empty water bottle through security and then fill it from a drinking fountain once I am through. It is usually easy to get water on the plane, but I like to have some for a swig every time I want one, rather than have a cup languishing on the tray table. I take a LOT of bananas, apples, peeled oranges, celery, carrots, bell peppers, whole cucumbers, and a thick pate. I have never had trouble with the pate, but I make it really thick. I love dates rolled in romaine leaves. I also take raw, soaked almonds.
Flying internationally, you will not be able to deplane with any of this, so just know that if you have any of it left, you will have to discard it.
My MO is that for the first few hours I only eat fruit (I only eat fruit until noon anyway.) If my flight is in the morning, I eat fruit in the morning and continue it for the first few hours of the flight. If it is in the afternoon I don't eat any fruit that day and then only fruit the first few hours. Then, when I have waited about an hour after the last of the fruit, I start on the veggies.
Fasting doesn't work for me. I can't sleep on a plane, and the smells of food being served - even when I know the food is awful! - are a real trigger for me. My food requires a lot of effort (chewing) and a lot of time to eat.
I have flown both domestically and internationally using this plan and it's the right one for me.
Also, you can usually order, from your airline, a different meal. They usually offer a fruit plate. They may offer a salad. You may want to check that out, but if you do that, you will still want to take a stock of your own food.
Good luck to you. It can be done. Just be sure to drink enough water, although eating raw keeps you hydrated pretty well.
03-08-2009, 10:03 AM
I love fasting during the flight, especially if it's a long one. It's so freeing. Enjoy
03-08-2009, 10:32 AM
Thank you both for the input!
Will take all this in consideration :)
03-10-2009, 06:33 PM
Have a look at the thread listed below and go to post #93, page 7! I have done a fairly extensive post on traveling raw. Also a link to another post by a resident flight attendant here at RFT.
03-11-2009, 01:29 PM
In most airports if you buy bottled water in Duty Free they deliver it to the plane for you.
03-11-2009, 01:37 PM
It' s a shame the world has come to this. Can't bring your own water on a a plane?
03-11-2009, 08:04 PM
I have brought water on a plane that I buy once past the inspection point.
Thanks for all the traveling information.
03-11-2009, 11:04 PM
Nuts and Seeds!!!
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