As some of you (may or may not) know-I’ve been traveling a lot lately. In this last month between coming home, going to races and visiting friends, I’ve literally been gone every weekend. Meaning eating on the road and eating out…all the time. Which is hard enough but having special (high protein and fat diet requests?) Pain the butt.
I try and be flexible though because all my travels have been worth it and so what if I get 100 grams of protein versus 102…who cares…no big deal. Flexible is key. Also-I tend to have a lot of coffee (meaning a lot of cream with a splash of coffee…when I travel). I don’t really care about the either.
It’s not real coffee unless you take a photo with it.
Most hotels (that serve) have eggs for breakfast. If not-they have cereal…if not they have peanut butter and if that all fails they should have milk (if a hotel doesn’t have milk for breakfast…I’m just not eating there). When at a hotel breakfast I look for eggs, yogurt, cheese, milk, peanut butter…anything higher in protein. It won’t be a peanut flour protein pancake but it happens. You have to think to yourself, should I not travel because my diet will be messed up. Will I really care in a week if I had that muffin for breakfast…no, no I won’t even remember what I had for breakfast.
I normally pack a ton of snacks too. Those can come in handy for breakfast (if there is absolutely nothing you want…but honestly I can find things at Mcdonalds…I’ve had their oatmeal and added protein powder before). It’s delicious and filling. I’m not one to be a pain in the butt when traveling so I just roll with the punches.
Lunch and dinner are normally similar situations. Hotels don’t offer lunch or dinner, so I’m normally eating these things at a restaurant (fast food or not). I stick with things I know. It’s easier for me to find lunch I care for (because I go out to eat on the regular when I’m home). I love having salads with salmon, feta cheese and balsamic. If I can find one at whatever restaurant I’m at…that’s what I’m getting. Every time.
Dinner is the same..unless I’ve had a salad…then I try and mix things up to be different. I don’t really care though-I could have the same meal every single meal…please feel free to judge me.
hey this salad is from Dennys and it was good.
Salmon and yams while on the road. So good!
So in short, foods I pack on vacations:
- Plenty of bars
- Protein powder
- Peanut butter
That’s all I really need to be productive.
Foods I normally gravitate towards:
- Gas station coffee (I guess this counts a drink)
- Salads with balsamic
Finally, I never really limit myself. Though I’m traveling, I do think-hey I am on vacation, so what if everything isn’t exactly to plan. It is okay.
Question for you: How do you eat while traveling?