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Quickie blog: Options/advice needed!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I am going on a road trip by myself tomorrow to Minneapolis (for the fabulous Spark meetup/race/birthday celebrating/overall funtastic time).

It is about 5 to 5-1/2 hours long depending on if I stop at all. When I get there, I will be jumping right into a personal training session with MEZZOANGEL's personal trainer emoticon

Okay, not sure why I put the devil there. Can I just say that St. Paddy's day is messing me up a little? emoticon

Anyhoo, I am going to be eating a healthy breakfast including oatmeal and PB and stuff before I leave, but I am sure I will get hungry during the trip.

What do you all suggest I bring with me? I don't want to have to buy something on the way, because I tell you what, that is when fast food drive-thrus hit hard on my brain and scream for me to EAT there.

Thanks in advance, you beautiful, precious friends of mine!!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEGSFITNESS 3/18/2011 6:15PM

    Are you still in minneapolis?! That's where I'm from!! :(

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ELAOPET 3/18/2011 2:49PM

    I ussually make myself a sandwich - whole wheat bread, cheese and turkey ham or cottage cheese, or tuna, or simply pb, I bring a small bottle of plain yogurt and some fruit like apples and bananas :) and water, of course!

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THEHONESTME 3/17/2011 8:43PM

    My new favorite is a whole wheat tortilla wrap with hummus, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber -- yummy and filling -- put it in a lunch pack with a bottle of water and some fruit and/or veggies to nibble on and you should be good to go! Have fun!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/17/2011 3:22PM

    I usually pack sandwiches because they are easy to eat while driving. Baby carrots are always a good snacking thing to have in the car too. You can even bring a mini cooler to keep everything chilled.

Have fun! I live in Cottage Grove just 25 minutes from Minneapolis. It would have been fun to run the race with you ladies!

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THEMRSH 3/17/2011 2:47PM

  Awesome suggestions. Sugar Snap Pea Pods are a yummy treat for a sweet craving too. I pack them a lot and mix with my carrots and it kicks my sweet craving. Maybe take 1 small something not so healthy choice like some chocolate. I find this helps me when I drive past the fast food stops and they call out to me and I feel tempted I remember I have an unhealthy choice in my car if I really want it. Have fun on your trip!

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ON2VICTORY 3/17/2011 2:24PM

    sounds to me like you got some seriously good answers already. for me, anything that is filling and has protein, stops the hungries. then I need fruits and veggins for lo cal munching because isnt that what we all do on car trips? have a safe trip and an awesome time!

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LORIAPO 3/17/2011 2:08PM

    Things I have packed in my little 'to -go' cooler.

Bite size cut up veggies in zip-lock bags. (carrots, celery, red pepper strips, cucumber slices, cauliflower or broccoli florets, jicama)
Grapes, cherries, bananas or other easy to eat fruit.
Grilled chicken sliced up into bite size pieces to eat with my veggies.
Healthy sandwiches on whole wheat, whatever you like. Sometimes I do meat ones with spinach, but there's nothing wrong with peanut butter sandwiches.
Individual greek yogurts.
Individual applesauce (no sugar kind).
Don't forget some spoons if you take any of above 2 items.
A shaker mixed up with my favorite protein/meal replacement drink.

Hope that gives you some ideas.
You will feel so much better eating like this instead of the fast food.
emoticon Have fun!

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WENDYSPARKS 3/17/2011 1:56PM

    Fruits and veggie sticks are good! Have fun!!


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DRB13_1 3/17/2011 1:52PM

    safe travels! great suggestions already - good for you, planning ahead!

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KVROMBAUT 3/17/2011 12:55PM

    When I travel I usually bring a small cooler and put fresh veggies and fruit in there. maybe some string cheese too. then I bring a pack of salmon or tune (in case I can't find a healthy meal when I need it. I usually take some bars (luna or cliff) and then some Almonds. I always bring WAY too much just in case.

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MADEMCHE 3/17/2011 12:49PM

    Pack a cooler. Put a few bottles of frozen water or fruit juice in it, keeps things nice and cool, and when they melt, you can drink them. Fruit, nuts, cheese, trail mix, whatever your heart desires. The fact that you are planning it out now, is awesome. And being prepared is going to help you so much on your journey you won't have to stop for fast food at all.

Have an amazing time!

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SHERRYJVP 3/17/2011 12:35PM

    I like fruit. Freeze some grapes. how about a cooler with a premade smoothie? Maybe include protein. Or pack a favorite healthy sandwich to go with your fruit.

Sounds so fun. Look forward to hearing about it.

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/17/2011 12:29PM

    You already have a lot of good suggestions--I'd say anything that you normally would snack/lunch on that doesn't require heating/cooking would be good. Just don't pack so much that you're tempted to munch all the way there, remember to save some things for the trip home. Most of all, HAVE FUN! Meeting up with MEZZOANGEL and a Personal Trainer as soon as you get there should be motivation to not overdo it on the munching!


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SLEEPYDEAN 3/17/2011 12:21PM

    In addition to the great suggestions of string cheese, nuts and fruit, I'd have to throw in a Luna Bar

Hope you have a safe and fun trip!

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ROBYN168 3/17/2011 12:21PM

    All of the things I was going to suggest are carrots are filling and easy - and a cooler with water and a yogurt will help with protien.

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KANSASROSE67 3/17/2011 12:15PM

    I take a bag of baby carrots with me whenever I travel. They give you that satisfying munchy, crunchy feeling and are healthy, too!

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BREWMASTERBILL 3/17/2011 12:12PM

    You shouldn't have to deviate much from your normal meal plan. If it's a lunch time thing, pack a small cooler with the usual stuff. A sammich, some fruit, etc.

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PINKBEANBOO 3/17/2011 12:11PM

    I like popcorn - no butter, no salt. It's low calorie, good source of fiber, keeps your hands busy & mouth chewing.

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GRACEISENUF 3/17/2011 12:09PM

    Ooops, I forgot...have a GREAT time!

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GRACEISENUF 3/17/2011 12:09PM

    I usually take a mini cooler along on road trips. I stock it with healthy stuff. Sandwich, yogurt, protein bars, carrots, apples. I put a frozen pack on top so I can literally take anything I would eat at home. They are very inexpensive at Walmart and are great for the beach too.

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KASSIANDORA 3/17/2011 12:06PM

    Apples, raisins, string cheese, oranges, nuts, two or three chocolate kisses for the candy craving.

I sometimes like sun chips if I have a chip craving.

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