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Eatin in while out of town

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The question comes up pretty much weekly on the Spark message boards... work is taking me out of town for a week, what do I do? I thought it might help someone if I posted what I'm eating on this week's business trip. First off, I was able to drive here to Salt Lake, so I shopped yesterday and brought a cooler with me. Good thing, because there's no fridge in the room like I expected. There are many portable, healthy foods available now. Many of these would survive a plane trip as well: tuna packets, apples, oranges, baby carrots, nuts and dark chocolate. The berries yogurt , hummus and fresh veggies are a little less durable.

If you're flying, see if you can arrange to stay near a market or make a trip or two to a store during your stay. if you can get a room with a fridge youll be set, if you can get a microwave too, even better. A couple handy things to bring are a plastic bowl, knife, fork, spoon and a small cutting board (I got a small plastic one at Wal-Mart for a dollar). Just don't try to bring a knife in your carry on!

Here is the salad I'm enjoying tonight: mesclun, shredded cabbage, sugar snap peas, tomato, tuna, radish, green onion, avocado and some balsamic on top. Yum!

Tomorrow morning will be yogurt with berries and nuts, then I'll be sociable and go out to lunch with my co-workers without feeling totally derailed.

I hope this gives some other travelers ideas, and if you have some tricks of your own, I'd love to hear them!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARYDSAN 11/10/2012 6:17AM

    Great suggestions for staying on track!

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JADOMB 11/8/2012 6:33PM

    Good choices

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AMANDAROX 11/7/2012 9:52PM

    That is total commitment! What a great way to ensure you stay on track during a business trip!

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LABRATIAM 11/7/2012 7:32AM

    I don't prepare and plan that well in regards to food while traveling ....but I'm working on it thanks to your help!

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KIMPY225 11/6/2012 9:40PM

    Those are some great ideas! Thank you!

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-VIXEN- 11/6/2012 9:09PM

    Planning is key to staying on track and I am impressed with how well you did. Bravo to you. :)

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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/6/2012 9:02PM

    Good job!!

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