I thought it would be fun/interesting to share my weekly eats this week even despite being on vacation because I’m often asked how I manage to stay healthy while away from my kitchen.
As you’ll see in the photos, despite not being able to make the majority of my meals, I do my best to make smart choices but I also make sure to enjoy those foods I don’t normally eat. I pack snacks where I can, get food that I can keep in my hotel room for simple breakfasts or snacks and try to make sure to try whatever local vegetables or fruit as a fun “vacation-y” way to make sure I’m getting my daily dose of those foods (but if I’m not perfect every day, I definitely don’t beat myself up!).
BREAKFAST: Apple peanut butter oats with coffee
LUNCH: Turkey and cheese on whole wheat with carrots and strawberries
DINNER: Cheese pizza and a salad
BREAKFAST: Breakfast at King Arthur Bakery & Cafe in Norwich, VT – I had an egg and cheese on freshly baked multigrain bread (SO good), a soy latte and a fruit cup.
LUNCH: Chicken caesar salad (minus the croutons) on a whole wheat wrap from Boloco
DINNER: 5 Olde Tavern & Grill - Mediterranean salmon with baked sweet potato fries and mixed veggies
BREAKFAST: Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax with a peach and coffee
LUNCH: Lunch at Mon Vert Cafe in Woodstock, VT – I got the simple salad with avocado and a soy latte. I highly recommend this place if you’re ever in the area – it was absolutely amazing all around – great service, great food and great atmosphere.
DINNER: Dinner at The Inn at Idlewood – We started with “what-knots” which were unbelievable. I’m salivating just looking at them again – they tasted like a cross between a croissant and a savory funnel cake and were served with basil oil for dipping. We also shared a salad (mixed greens, black berries, nuts and local Vermont cheese) then I got the miso glazed salmon with fresh vegetables and rice. Again, if you’re ever in the area this place was incredible. We raved about it the whole way home!
We also couldn’t pass up the dessert options – I went with the peach rhubarb cobbler and Chad got the flourless chocolate tort – as expected, both were delicious.
BREAKFAST: Granola, yogurt and fruit parfait plus a soy latte at King Arthur Bakery & Cafe
LUNCH: We packed cucumbers, carrots, whole wheat pitas, greek yogurt, granola, fruit and hummus to have on the mountain
I also snacked on a Clif bar mid-hike and had more veggies and hummus on the drive.
DINNER: Our choices were between McDonald’s and a small little pizza joint so we chose the pizza place despite having it Monday night! I skipped the normal salad I usually have alongside since I snacked on veggies and hummus on the way to dinner. After a 7-hour, 9 mile hike – this tasted like the best thing I’ve ever eaten!
BREAKFAST: Soy latte at Coffee Hound followed by 2 scrambled eggs with wheat toast and an orange juice (I skipped the pile of home fries)
LUNCH: Grilled shrimp caesar salad and a hot tea with lemon at Side Street Cafe
SNACK: I snacked on some trail mix post-hike
DINNER: Petite Falafel Burger and a side salad