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Food to bring to convention/hotel, ideas?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Since I will not have a car and will be taking Amtrak with a friend, I need some ideas for easily transportable food that won't add ten pounds to my waist. Basically I need snack foods and small meals that don't require refrigeration or cooking. I am bringing travel size condiments btw. Also, what would be a good way to not become malnourished without eating a whole lot? My appetite at conventions is pretty much nonexistent. Honestly, I forget to eat a lot, so I think having some good, eat quickly and carry with foods would help.
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    sounds like you have a lot of great ideas here!
    2540 days ago
    Cliff bars are my cheat food for lazy days so I will probably stock up on those. And jerky sounds really smart. I should find my dehydrator and make some. Also some dried fruit. Mmm.

    But I will for sure bring fruits and nuts. And I will try out the homemade granola and dry milk thing. Well, not exactly dry milk, but something without the lactose.

    Thanks guys :)
    2542 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Fruits, nuts, and some protein bars. I like the Cliff brand, they have a good variety and pack a lot of protein in a tasty bar.
    2542 days ago
    I take apples and oranges as they don't take much care, lowfat granola bars. homemade granola for breakfast, dry milk to make for breakfast, individual tuna and chicken salad packs, nuts, raisins, and jerky.

    Sounds crazy to take jerky. but I find that chewing on a small piece keeps me from overeating.

    I usually find a store near the hotel and walk to it to buy cheese, etc. I need.

    I can usually remember to eat one meal a day, usually lunch out, or dinner with friends. For breakfast I have granola or a granola bar and orange. I carry an apple and some nuts and raisins to snack on if I don't make lunch. Then I do dinner at a restaurant.

    Have fun at the convention!
    2543 days ago
  • -AD-ASTRA-
    I know some people are against processed foods and whatever, but I love just about anything from the Cliff/Luna brand. The Luna protein bars have 12g protein and only weigh in at only 180 calories (although I don't think they taste as good as the regular Luna or Cliff bars). The Lemon Zest is my favorite Lunda bar and the Carrot Cake Cliff bar is 99% as good as the real thing.

    If--unlike me--you are good with portion control, it's not difficult to make your own granola at home. There are lots of recipes on the internet.

    Anyway, just ideas.
    2543 days ago
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