Today I went for my walk/hike and the only wildlife I saw were two rabbits. I just caught sight of the cotton white tail of the first rabbit and the second one let me take its picture. I have to admit, I am a little disappointed that I did not see more wildlife this walk.
After my walk I refueled with my usual traveling food of oatmeal with berries, almond butter and some plant milk. I promised to share some of my “go to” ideas for lunch when away from home.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I almost always make a grocery run so I know I have food that will meet my dietary needs. On this grocery trip I picked up some salad greens, crunchy sprouts, different kinds of fruit, some frozen veggie patties and some frozen quinoa with veggies.
For lunch I made a small smoothie with some banana, raspberries, strawberries and some plant milk for easier blending. To go with my berry filled smoothie was two veggie patties with avocado and some salad greens, crunchy sprouts and a squeeze of fresh lemon. As you can see with just a little pre-planning you can go anywhere and meet all your dietary needs.
This week we are traveling for my husband’s work. It has been over a year since I wrote anything about eating when traveling, so I thought it was about time to let you see what I do when we are traveling. I have to be very careful of what I eat since I am very sensitive to gluten and other items. Trying to find places to eat and stay on your meal plan can be a challenge, if you do not have these tips.
- Stay at a place that has a kitchenette
- Make a quick grocery run
Staying at a hotel that has a kitchenette can make all the difference for you staying on plan. By utilizing the kitchenette you will save yourself a lot of frustration, especially if you are in a location that does not have a variety of options for your WFPB(Whole Food Plant Based) or Vegan way of eating.
After getting off the plane and getting our car we hit the grocery store to get some basic items:
- Berry tray
- Veggie tray
- Salad greens
- Bottled water
- Almond milk
These were a few things to have on hand to make eating healthy easier. The hotel we stay at offers breakfast and evening snacks. I usually just do the breakfast.
My choice: Oatmeal from the hotel and added berries from the store, and you cannot forget the coffee. I packed some packets of ground flaxseed and (sometimes) almond butter packets.
These few tips help me every time I travel or I am away from home to keep myself healthy and energized.