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!