Gluten Free Airline Meals, part 2
Last time I discussed my fabulous experience with my gluten free airline meal, I forgot to take photos. This time, I got photos of two dinners and one breakfast. Here goes:
First off, we flew LAN, which is by far my favorite airline. Most airlines will only give you a special meal for the long flights, and not on the shorter legs. However, LAN surprised me with a fruit plate on the first leg of our flight, which was just over an hour long. The regular meal was a ham and cheese sandwich.
There was a simple lettuce and avocado salad with a lemon vinaigrette, then a main course of chicken breast, mushrooms, and potatoes, with red peppers. Dessert was sliced apples and oranges.
I think my special GF meal was much better, but then that’s generally the case with special meals.
Definitely lots of dairy involved, but with the exception of fresh milk (as in, coffee with milk), wheat is worse for me than dairy.
Part of our return flight was on American, and I only got a photo of the dinner:
Lettuce and tomato wedge salad (again, not as good as my previous GF meal salad) with an olive oil-balsamic vinaigrette in a cute little glass bottle (which I saved; I have a glass bottle collection at home for reusing).
White rice with a handful of black beans scattered throughout. Chicken with tomato sauce, corn. Gluten free original Mary’s Gone Crackers, which were excellent and full of seeds, and fresh melon wedges for dessert.
Anyway, as before I was happy with my gluten free meals. And very happy to see that LAN is using dishes and utensils that can be reused rather than thrown away. Good for them!
And at one point during my in flight dining I got to thinking…these meals are WAY better than the junk Mrs. Q eats everyday at school. Why can’t school lunches look more like this?