OK, so this post is tongue-in-cheek: no pun intended. 🙂
United apparently has a new commitment to healthy eating, applicable to meals served in biz class. I fully get that kvetching about the meal in biz is over the top for most passengers, who are crowded into coach without so much as a bag of peanuts. But I was a bit taken aback to be offered a choice of egg whites with kale, or a protein bowl. Previously they’d have offered an omelet, or quiche, or sometimes french toast. What is it with kale? People seem to think kale is virtuous. I attach no virtue to being green and nearly calorie free.
Daughter Sara had the protein bowl, which was celery and carrots and hummus with a few bits of feta cheese and a couple of slices of turkey. Both breakfasts came with yogurt and fresh fruit and a biscuit if you wanted it — I grabbed the biscuit. I ate the fruit, not the yogurt. My egg white thing was bland and rather tasteless.
The second flight, from ORD to ROC, was short, only a little over an hour, and they offered snacks and drinks. I had a Diet Coke and Oreos, two things I hardly ever eat. I think my choices were a reaction. If I can’t get decent food, give me sugar.
Hoping United gets all kind of blowback on the new food items. Honestly, one of the things that makes a long flight bearable is getting a nice meal. Bring back the omelette, and load it up with veggies to make it more healthy. But no kale. Please, ditch the kale. 🙂