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On my way to San Fran

by Meghann on November 6, 2009

Happy Friday from 30,000 feet in the air!!

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I <3 flying AirTran and its onboard WiFi!

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This is my first experience accessing WiFi on a flight and after only logging in a few minutes ago, I already can’t imagine flying again without it. The $12.95 I spent to connect for my 4+ hour flight is so far worth every penny. 😉

Despite a few delays with taxiing on the runway; my morning of travel has been great!

Flying across the country always throw my body off with meal times, so I made sure to put a lot of thought into meal preparation for the day.

For starters I woke up this morning starving, but wanted to hold off eating my packed breakfast until a more reasonable hour. If I ate my whole breakfast at 5:00am then I would have been ready for lunch at 10:00.

I was able to successfully stall my hunger by nibbling on 1/2 a slice of Cinnamon Raisin Bread before leaving for the airport.

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Once in the airport I couldn’t resist indulging in a Grande Awake Tea Non-Fat Misto with a single pump of Pumpkin Spice.

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I’ve seen multiple people ordering mistos on the blogs lately and decided to give it a try. I honestly couldn’t taste the different between the misto and my beloved latte and the misto was a dollar cheaper!

My first flight – Orlando to Atlanta – is where my meal strategy for the day really kicked in. I packed a larger breakfast for the trip, but broke it up in two parts.

The first half was consumed and enjoyed right after take off from Orlando.

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Last night I prepped a Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie by combining the following:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 hefty spoonfuls of canned pumpkin
  • 1 spoonful almond butter
  • raisins
  • crushed walnuts

The cookie firmed up in the fridge overnight and found a home in my carry on this morning.

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Once on the flight I topped the cookie with the Pumpkin Pie Yogurt and enjoyed! 🙂

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I ate the second half of my breakfast – a juicy Honeycrisp Apple  – after take off on my second flight.

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My flight lands just after noon in San Francisco, so for lunch I plan on implementing the same meal splitting concept. I packed a small lunch to eat at some point during this flight and will grab a large snack when I land in San Francisco.

Hopefully my meal planning skills will keep me from constantly snacking all day and help my stomach adjust to the time change quicker.

I have soooo much work to do blog-wise and I can’t wait to tackle all my to dos. I seriously don’t think I can fly with out access to wifi ever again. I am officially spoiled! 🙂

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1 Diana November 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm

That’s awesome that you can have internet on the plane eheh 🙂 And for 12 dollars, not expensive at all!

That breakfast cookie looks good. 🙂

Have a great afternoon!

2 VeggieGirl November 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm

HAVE A BLAST!! 🙂

3 Kara November 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I’m going to have to try that pumpkin cookie — it looks amazing!!

Have a great time at FoodBuzz!

4 Julie @savvyeats November 6, 2009 at 1:26 pm

How did you manage to get a yogurt through security?

And, I need to try these breakfast cookies…

5 amh7183 November 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I always have the same problem when taking an early flight. Travel always throws me off! I love the idea of a breakfast cookie to go – I’m flying tomorrow morning: I might do the same! Have a great time!

6 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm

I hope my next flight has Wifi! That would make it go so much faster…

I ? me a good misto 😀

7 Stacey November 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Haha 🙂 I tried the nonfat pumpkin spice latte ((1 pump)) for the first time this morning! I love the blend of cinnamon and pumpkin…it’s sooooo yummy! Have a safe trip!

8 The Pancake Girl November 6, 2009 at 2:08 pm

I feel the exact same thing about those mistos! I love them, AND their price tag.. you seriously can barely taste the difference between that and an espresso, especially if you get it with soy milk.

9 megan November 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I always get thrown off flying across the country too. Meals at weird times, etc. But you do have an extra 3 hours in your day because of the time change, so you might need to eat extra – I always seem to need to. 🙂

plus airport food is so tempting! especially when you’re flying for work and it’s free 🙂

10 MelissaNibbles November 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Have fun. Can’t wait to read about your adventures!

11 aron November 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

yay have a great trip girlie and i will see you on sunday!! i LOVE mistos, they are awesome 🙂

12 meyergirl November 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Good job on being prepared!!

13 Molly @vegandorm November 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm

internet on a plane!!! wow that’s incredible to think about!!
have a great trip!!

14 peony November 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm

yay i knew we would get u over 10000 🙂

15 Lizzy November 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm

internet on the flight would be so awesome! I like the way you broke up all your meals! i bet you that will really help with the change!

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16 caronae November 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm

What’s a misto? I love lattes, but a cheaper version would be amazing!

17 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale November 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm

In flight wifi changed my life! I wish every airline / plane had it!

18 Angharad November 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I need to jump on the misto bandwagon!! Have fun in San Fran!!

19 Kristen November 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for sharing how you maintain healthy eating while traveling, that is always super hard for me. Thanks for some great ideas 🙂

20 chasingthenow November 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Hope everything goes great! 🙂 Smart idea packing your own breakfast and lunch. Your breakfast cookie looks amazing.

21 Serena November 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Ha – I was wondering how you got the yogurt through security too! Then again, I feel like I frequently end up with liquid things outside my little bag that don’t get caught….

22 Jenna November 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

yaaa for san fran! wifi on the airplane is super cool!
like your idea of little meals to adapt to the time change!
jenna

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