Happy Wednesday friends! Last week was crazy busy with work and travel. I’ve often been asked, how do I eat healthy while on the road. The answer is pretty simple, prepare ahead. Let’s face it, travel can be a huge challenge and throw a wrench into your healthy eating habits. By being prepared, it’s easier to make smart choices. If I’m driving to my destination, I will carry a cooler and pack my snacks, breakfast and lunch. I almost always eat dinner out, so I spend time to seek out healthy dining choices in advance. In this week’s What I Ate Wednesday, I will be sharing some of my meals from the road!
Breakfast: I prepared and froze two batches of pancakes for this trip. One was Pumpkin Spice and the other was Cinnamon Roll. By freezing your pancakes, it ensures they stay fresh for long trips. They were defrosted by the time I reached the hotel and were perfect for the next two morning’s breakfast. I also bring along small containers of greek yogurt. Perfect for dipping your pancakes!
Morning Snack: My morning snack was a GoMacro Sesame Butter + Date mini bar. If you missed my review of these delicious bars, check out this past Friday Food Finds for my full review. For those that follow me on Instagram, look for a contest coming your way soon!
Lunch: I knew I would not have an opportunity to leave the office for lunch both days. I prepared my favorite Salmon Burgers and veggies ahead of time for my trip. For the record, burgers and veggies travel very well in a cooler!
Dinner: I’m very lucky to have quite a few restaurants to choose from when traveling. When dinner rolled around, I decided to hit PF Chang’s. They have several amazing entrees on their menu plus the now serve sushi. I absolutely love their Asian grilled salmon, brown rice and veggies!
Evening Snack: This was one of my evening snacks. Cinnamon Roll Stack’D waffle with a drizzle of Crazy Richard’s Creamy Peanut Butter and Lean Body for Her Vanilla Whey icing. I have had several requests for my protein waffle recipe, so here it is! This recipe is for one single waffle; however the recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled. Another plus, they freeze well!
- 1 scoop Cinnamon Roll Stack'D pancake mix
- ¾ scoop Lean Body for Her Vanilla Whey
- 1 egg white
- 1 TBS plain non-fat greek yogurt
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ scoop Lean Body for Her Vanilla Whey
- 1-2 TBS water
- Combine all ingredients into one bowl.
- Stir until well combined.
- Pour into your hot waffle iron.
- Plate and drizzle with the protein icing.
- Optional toppings: Sprinkles, nut butters, whipped cream!
That wraps up this week’s What I Ate Wednesday! Keep your eye out for a new contest over on my Instagram later this week- you won’t want to miss it!