Continental: Special Meals?

Aug 22nd, 2008, 05:09 AM
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Continental: Special Meals?

Has anyone ordered their on-board meal under the Special Meals categories? ex. Low-fat, Low Cholesterol, or Diabetic...

Did you find it more palatable than whatever is normally served for the hot meal? (this is for overseas flight).
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Aug 22nd, 2008, 04:16 PM
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The only benefit to ordering a special meal is that it MIGHT be fresher than the standard meal.

If you order too restrictive of a diet like low fat - it will really be LOW FAT and maybe low flavor too.

A good special meal that's not overly restrictive is to order Vegetarian.

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Aug 23rd, 2008, 07:45 AM
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I've ordered special meals, and feel that it is a toss-up.
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Aug 23rd, 2008, 07:49 AM
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So what might come on a 'Vegetarian' meal? Salad would be good. Cooked veggies? A starch? Any brownies or cookies with that?
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Aug 23rd, 2008, 08:48 AM
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On Continental they have a "Hindu" meal which is Indian Vegetarian food (what I have on the India route).
Their other veg. option is VEGAN which I haven't tried.

If you're not into Indian food, I would go with Vegan as my next option over the others as you're more likely to get things with flavor.




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Aug 23rd, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Usually I get 'lacto-ovo', which means you get milk and eggs on addition to veggies, pasta, bread, cookies, and such. Continental lists only "Vegan", which I wouldn't get.

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...l/default.aspx
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Aug 23rd, 2008, 09:27 AM
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It's tougher on Continental because they go straight to Vegan with nothing in between. I'm lacto-ovo veg. but that's not an option on this airline. Even the Hindu meal excludes dairy which isn't authentic because Hindus do consume milk.
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