It’s Wednesday – yipee!! This week is going by so fast and I’m loving it! It’s been so busy with starting the new job, house-hunting, and workouts that I’ve hardly had time to sit down. In fact, I started my workout last night after 9PM. It’s nights like this that remind me how awesome you guys are – immediately tweeting out support when I asked for it. :)
That’s social media at its finest – thank you ladies!!
What I Ate Wednesday (While Traveling)
And now onto the star of this post, Jenn’s weekly food party – WIAW! This week kicks of a new theme of sensible snacking.
I am focusing this week on finding as much fresh, clean, and colorful food as possible while I’m traveling. I tend to eat a lot beige, carby foods when I travel, but I’m doing a good job breaking that habit this week!
I started the day with room service, although choices are pretty limited (as usual). How I would love to see a green smoothie on a room service menu. I won’t hold my breath!
Even with limited choices, I was pretty happy with my breakfast of oatmeal (with brown sugar, raisins, and banana), english muffin with peanut butter, and fresh fruit. WAY too much food, but a little of everything was perfect.
I ordered a variety pack of Primal Strips a few weeks ago and packed a ton of them for this week’s trip. These are so easy to stash in your purse (or laptop bag for guys) and pull out when you need a snack. Packed with protein, but low in calories.
I grabbed lunch to-go today and found a great salad place that I think will be a regular once we move here – Fourleaf Chopped Salads. You can choose from one of their “favorites” or build your own salad. Once you place your order, they put all the ingredients in a bowl, then chop on a cutting board, and mix together with your chosen dressing. Fresh, flavorful, and healthy – what a great way to have a huge salad for lunch on the go!!
I went straight from work to house-hunting, but I wasn’t actually hungry again until we were done (around 8PM). That salad really did fill me up! I had another Primal Strip before dinner, because I got really hungry suddenly and didn’t want to wait until I found something to eat.
I found dinner in quick meal restaurant near the hotel: Larkburger. The cashier was vegan, which made ordering extremely easy. The bad news is they were out of vegan bread, so I got the Amy’s Portobello “burger” wrapped in lettuce (without sauce). I also ordered a small spinach salad (unpictured) for some extra green fuel – I did still have a workout, after all!
And that’s all for me! Don’t forget to check out some of the other awesome eats shared on Peas and Crayons this week – you may find a new sensible snack you just HAVE to try. :)
Questions for you:
- What are your family plant-based snacks to pack when you travel?
- What is one bad health habit that you have to watch when you travel (like my overuse of carbs and underuse of veggies)? I’m doing pretty good on this trip!