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Food Blog - Days 3 & 4 & part of 5

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

OK, so I'm forced to blog for challenge.... I'll do days 1 & 2 later... but first I'm doing the next couple days before I forget the food that I've just packed. I'll be traveling on the highway driving for the 2 1/2 of the next four days and will not have PC with me (and my phone is just a phone).
Because I'll be driving so many miles and I want to minimize the hours for the trip, I would be at the mercy of the awful food offered at thruway rest areas or mystery diners near highway exits "in the middle of nowhere". I don't like that option which more often than not makes me nauseous later. I therefore am doing what I usually do and pack a cooler of goodies for the road... then stop and picnic and stretch my legs! The only thing I buy/pickup along the way will be coffee, milk, and ice (and occasionally a granola bar or sandwich).

What is in the "picnic basket"?

This trip I'm picking up a sandwich and granola bars from Deli on my way to the highway on the return trip.
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I've already packed apples, pears, emoticon, bananas, and cantaloupe slices


and for veggies - carrots emoticon and BlackBean&Corn Salsa/Salad.

There are also a few wheat crackers and a package of Wasa and a few pieces of string cheese


Beverages have not been forgotten. There are small containers of milk (rice&almond), "blue machine" smoothie, my special blend of pineapple-mint-ginger mixed with unsweetened pomegranate juice (YUM!)
and water, lots and lots of water emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

For "breakfast" food, I'm making overnight chia oats to which I'll add some walnuts,flax,and chopped dried prunes


As you see, I'll have plenty of food for at least three days!!
However, before I leave I'll be using up the last tomato and baby spinach by cooking a variation of the spark recipe Spinach Feta Personal Pizza

recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=441

I'll eat one. The second one will get rolled up, wrapped, and added to the "picnic" collection.
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HEARTSTOPPER 2/21/2012 4:37PM

   
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RYDERB 2/21/2012 4:30PM

    Sandy! You have NO IDEA how much I LOVE you right now! I know how hard and time consuming this picture blog is for you to do. Thank you for putting in the extra effort. You are the BEST! emoticon
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MELIBUG 2/21/2012 3:32PM

    Lots of healthy choices - safe travels!

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JCARDINAL 2/21/2012 12:14PM

    Yum! Very good planning for your road trip. Have a safe trip!

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