Airplane, food, diet

Airplane food – what about it?

Airplane food – what about it?

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It is a strict Ketogenic diet to cleanse the body from toxins and other bad stuff like sugar.
But being on the diet for almost a month, we started thinking about the changes it has put us through and the adjustments that had to be made.
Thinking back on our travels in Vietnam, Philippines, Nepal and others, we have been able to eat what we wanted and eat where ever we wanted it made us realize that we have faced a challenge when it comes to Airplane food.
Airplane food has a reputation of being bad but most airlines has actually put some effort into it since most of them charge for food nowadays. And most meals we’ve had during our travels has been good (we only ask for food on long journeys though).
But next time we fly long distance, what should we do with the Airplane food. We cannot eat the food served on the plane. We can not eat the food that is beyond the security check. The food we can eat is restricted and we need to know where it comes from and the amount of sugar in the food.

So we sent an email to Tortonto’s International airport to ask this question.
This is the answer we got.

“Thank you for your inquiry regarding Toronto Pearson.
For information regarding items that are permitted in your carry on for travel (including food) I would recommend that you check the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website as they are the agency responsible for passenger security screening. The following link will take you to the appropriate page: What Can I Bring ?

And so we did. And it didn’t specifically answer our questions. But here is some of the information that we found relatively useful:

  • Food is not exempted from restrictions on liquids, foods and personal items:
    • Non-solid food (e.g. yogurt, pudding, peanut butter, jam) in your carry-on must be in containers of 100 ml or less. All containers must fit in the same clear, closed, resealable one-litre plastic bag, along with all other containers of liquids, food or personal items you are carrying.
    • Food over 100 ml that is normally a liquid or gel but has been frozen solid will not be allowed to pass through security in your carry-on. In order for a food to be considered a solid, it must be solid at room temperature.
    • Solid foods with less than 100 ml of liquid: Canned or jarred goods containing both solids and liquid that clearly contain less than 100 ml of liquid (e.g., can of tuna) are allowed. These items must fit in the same clear, closed, resealable one-litre plastic bag with all other containers of liquids, food or personal items you are carrying.
  • Food in checked baggage: Both solid food and non-solid (over 100 ml) can go in your checked baggage; however,

So I guess we could bring some Coconut oil but what about things like avocados and unopened bags with food?

The challenges of going on a diet can be big when you are on a diet and traveling. But at the same time, you will learn in the process and will be more aware of what you can eat.
Many people with diets and allergies travel and most airlines have allergy friendly food. But not for most of us who are on diets.
I guess that is for the future.
Either way, we still like airplane food, even if we can;’t eat it anymore. But it would be nice to eat something next time we fly long distance.

Have you experienced a hard time with food while traveling? and if you have allergy or is on a diet how do you manage it? we need all the help we can get and we are sure there are more of us out there who wants to know.

Please share your tips and experiences!

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