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Friday, June 7, 2013

Fit Friday~ Eating Healthy While On The Road

Having completed a 3 day juice cleanse on Thursday I was definitely ready and desperately needing some some carbs and protein Friday morning. Andrea had made some homemade biscuits, a bit of bacon and offered a lovely bowl of berries.

bowl of berries

Feeling my strength coming back we loaded the truck and began the 5 hour drive to San Luis Obispo. In my opinion the single most important thing you can bring on a road trip is a cooler/ice chest. Our cooler was filled with blueberries, mango, apples, pretzels, cheese and our ice chest contained lots of water. I was bound and determined to snack and eat as healthfully as I could.

I found 20 quick and easy snack ideas HERE.

After a long drive followed by setting up our vendor booth we were all ready to practically eat our arms off. On the way to the motel I spied a health food store and market.

Once inside I made a beeline for the salad bar and loaded up on fresh favorites.

I also picked up a rotisserie chicken and a small loaf of French bread.

Honey Glazed Rotisserie Chicken

The beauty of this meal was that it was healthy, the cost was minimal and it fed three people not only dinner on Friday but also an excellent lunch on Saturday.

Saturday evening the Remnants of the Past organizers offered a social meet and greet for the vendors with heavy appetizers catered by the Haute Skillet Food truck. I opted to eat the broccoli slaw and tomato bruschetta but heard the caramelized onion and fig treats were out of this world.

I had made a decision that Sunday will be the day that I take a break from regimented eating. A day of rest to eat whatever I want. I think that by doing this there will never be a feeling a denial. Rather it will be “Oh, I can’t eat that today, but will look forward to eating it on Sunday.”

So Sunday breakfast was a cup of hot tea, a handful of berries and a chocolate croissant from Panera Bakery. It was indeed as yummy as it looks.

Then it was lunchtime. Having eaten all the chicken and salad the day before I began to search for a fairly healthful option from one of the food vendors at the show. Fresh Fire Pizza was the winner. They specialize in delicious wood fired oven pizzas made from the purest ingredients. So this was somewhat of a healthful treat. An lovely apple made for a delicious dessert.

Dinnertime found us on the road home. Thank goodness it was Sunday because I wanted a hamburger and French fries like nobody’s business. I may have licked my fingers.

Monday found me making a fruit smoothie for breakfast and lunch was a salad. I then stepped on the scale and was surprised that the 6 pounds I had lost were still missing.

Laura

12 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like great choices!! YAY for the 6 pounds!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Yay for the 6 pounds! I pack healthy snacks for the road. It's so boring and I tend to snack, so they may as well be healthy to keep me on track! I just got back from a trip to Disney and I was happy to have not gained the whole time. That's a feat in itself! All of your food photos looked yummy!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I was doing fine here until I read this post!! now I'm starving looking at all this yummy food! LOL sounds like such a wonderful weekend! Hope you did well at the show!!

Mardell Grayhek said...

It is wise to have a day off from regimented eating. The healthy choices look so appetizing. Congratulations on the six pounds is terrific! Congratulations.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so proud of you. I have been working at losing some of my weight, and this isn't easy. You are my inspiration. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so proud of you, Laura! Way to go!

XO,

Sheila

Lorrie said...

Way to go, Laura! Having a day to eat the way you want is a great idea. We always fill the cooler with snacks for our road trips - berries are so wonderful in the summer.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Great tips, Laura!
I don't know what we would do without the 4.99 rotisserie chicken at Costco. It's a weekly economic-gastronomic staple in our house.
Nice job with the weight loss!
~Lynne
withLove!

Lady Dorothy said...

Taking a day off from a diet is supposed to be great for your metabolism, as well as your emotional state!

Good job on keeping the pounds off! Very good.

lynn cockrell said...

All this food looks great! How smart to take some snacks on the trip, too, and they seem healthy enough.

Stacey said...

Good for you! Your travelling food looks delicious and you've given me great ideas. We are dieting here at our house. I want to lose 7 lbs. Pronto. :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Laura, Wishing you and your family a blessed Father's Day weekend. Enjoy your time together.
I don't know if I told you we moved to Gainesville, GA. We're just a few minutes from our beloved north GA mountains!