While I love to travel, the prospect of healthy eating on the road causes me considerable anxiety. I am a creature of habit. My breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are fairly set.
I snack on the same things every day. I eat a lot of protein.
I like to know what’s in the food I’m eating and how it’s been prepared.
What better place for healthy eating on the road than a fitness and health bloggers conference? Breakfasts, lunches and snacks were included with the costs of registration to FitBloggin and were almost identical to the meals I would have prepared for myself had I stayed home (so glad I didn’t!)
Fruit, grains and protein for breakfast? Check
Dried fruit, nuts, energy bars and hard boiled eggs for snacks? Check
Fresh greens, lean protein and varied grains at lunchtime? Check, check and check!
Of course, a few indulgences crept into the weekend. I’m a firm believer in the 80/20 rule (eat healthily 80 percent of the time, enjoy less healthy options no more than 20% of the time). I enjoyed a wonderful pasta dish at a local, Baltimore Italian eatery, complete with fresh baked bread and butter.
And a decadent piece of Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory had my name written all over it (can you believe that I’ve never visited the Cheesecake Factory before?). Note that I had eaten half of it before I thought to snap a pic. You’ll have to conjure up an image for yourself!
Do you have any tips for healthy eating on the road?
What’s your favourite flavour of cheesecake? (I LOVE pumpkin and chocolate!)
Both my trip to FitBloggin and my recap posts were generously sponsored by Gaiam. I thank them for giving me the opportunity to meet so many other healthy living bloggers and giving me the chance to cross ‘eat at the Cheesecake Factory’ off my foodie bucket list!