What’s an airline no-salt/low-salt meal like?

What greeted me on the plane reminded me why I don’t miss airline food on domestic flights.

As I began my vacation, I was trying to stay on my restricted diet by ordering a special meal for my flight to Italy. Delta, as do most airlines I think, allows you to special order all sorts of meals ahead of your flight. I visited its website a few days before our departure and asked for a no-salt/low-salt meal.

What greeted me on the plane reminded me why I don’t miss airline food on domestic flights.

A low-salt airline meal on Delta...cheese, salad dressing, white rice? Really?
A low-salt airline meal on Delta…cheese, salad dressing, white rice? Really?

The meal I received included a bland chicken breast and white rice (which I’m not supposed to eat, only brown rice is allowed by my nutritionist). The small salad came with a dressing that likely had salt so I left it. A piece of cheese, something else I can’t eat because of fat and salt, also was included. Really? Cheese on a low-salt diet? Salad dressing on a low-salt diet?

If this was any indication what was ahead for me, I was in for a long trip. Luckily, since we have arrived in Italy, the food choices have been much more varied, and enjoyable for me. Keep reading to see what I’ve been eating in the land of my ancestor’s birth.
John

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3 thoughts on “What’s an airline no-salt/low-salt meal like?”

  1. Cheese and dressing as low-salt options? That’s confusing.
    I ordered a Hindu meal with Delta, on my DTW-HND flight, and it was abhorrent. Yes, I’m glad that a meal was included, but cold couscous on top of two mandarin orange slices warrants further investigation of their caterers!

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