On-the-road meal planning

Hi guys!

I am just back from a trip to Buffalo, NY.  Bad weather and delays both ways made the trip a little bit more annoying than it should have been, but such are the joys of what is about to be my daily life, so I guess I better get used to it and stop complaining :) .

I am such an impatient person–I feel like having to deal with things like that will actually help me learn to relax and go with the flow a bit more.  Although for now, it feels like torture to sit on a runway for 3o extra minutes after landing, be in the slowest security line, etc, etc, etc.

When I got to Buffalo, I went to a cute little co-op grocery store near my hotel and picked up a salad from the salad bar, along with some egg salad for the next day.

I also bought a couple dried fruit/nut mixes from the bulk bins and a banana with a packet of Justin’s almond butter.   Love bulk bins, love salad bars so I was happy. Oh and I love co-ops too!

It takes a little extra time going to grocery stores, but for now, it seems to be the way to go.  Much healthier options and I also get everything done in one swoop.  I don’t really get much time to stop for lunch when I’m traveling, and I am NOT a person who can go for 8+ hours without eating.  Ask my coworker who experienced my attitude and crabbyness after I was forced into it a few weeks back.  Not  pretty at all–I ended up having to apologize once I shoved some gas station beef jerky in my face.   So, it requires a little extra planning but seems to be well worth it.  I’m sure he would agree.

At the Buffalo airport on the way home, I wasn’t feeling starving for dinner, but knew I had to eat something or I would be cranky by the time I got home at 7 (which turned into 8, and then 9 pm), so I went to Yogun Fruz and got a protein smoothie–fat free yogurt, protein powder, banana, peanut butter and asked them to hold the chocolate syrup.  It didn’t need it!  I generally avoid smoothies that I don’t make myself, since they tend to have a lot of hidden sugar–and that’s really it.  But this one seemed to be decent in terms of ingredients.  Instead of sucking it down through a straw, I used a spoon and ate about half since this thing was huge (I easily could have eaten the whole thing but since it was supposed to be a snack, I didn’t).   It was delicious though!  I am going to try and recreate this at home too.

I saw an article that ranked the airports that have the healthiest foods and Detroit got number 3!  I thought that was a little bit of a surprise.  O’Hare actually has some pretty good options-so I wasn’t surprised to see that one listed fairly high.  Any other airports that you think should have made the list?

Hope everyone is having a great week!



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